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Chicago Bears (8-6) at Arizona Cardinals (5-9)
The Bears started the season 7-1 and looked primed for a first round bye, but now stand at 8-6 and need help to even get into the playoffs. How did this happen? Well, the simple answer is that they started playing tougher competition. In their first 8 games, they faced Indianapolis, Green Bay, St. Louis, Dallas, Jacksonville, Detroit, Carolina, and Tennessee, but in their last 6, they’ve faced Houston, San Francisco, Minnesota, Seattle, Minnesota again and last week the Packers.
The Bears have won every game this year in which they’ve been favored by more than 4 (going 7-0 SU and 5-1-1 ATS), but in their other 7 games, they’ve won just once, in Dallas, going 1-6 SU and ATS. Fortunately for them, they close out the season with two easier games, in Arizona and in Detroit and they should be able to take care of their business, but they need the Giants to lose at least once to get into the playoffs.
In their 7 games in which they’ve been fa...
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Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi suffered a season ending injuring during the second game of his rookie season. Carimi's knee injury was never made clear by the Bears or media reports that came from the Bear beat writers. Sean Jensen of the Chicago SunTimes called Carimi's injury a knee dislocation, while Michael C Wright of ESPN radio Chicago referred to Carimi...
The Arizona Cardinals defense allow 335.8 ypg which ranks 11th in the league. They allow 21.6 ppg as well.
They’ve done a solid job at stopping the pass allowing just 199.3 ypg through the air, which ranks fourth.
However they haven’t found a way to stop the run this season. They rank 28th allowing 136.5 yards per game on the ground.
The Chicago Bears need to capitalize on the...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- We were scraping the bottom of the barrel for Cardinals story ideas today. What is there to say that hasnt already been said? What depressing note can we illuminate that hasnt already been illuminated in this 30-car pile-up of a season? What strength can we muster for yet another grim game preview?
Following a 4-0 start, the Cards have lost nine of their last 10...
Mike Jurecki of XTRA Phoenix tweets that he’s “hearing” that the Cardinals could promote VP of player personnel Steve Keim to GM next season if they do in fact decide to replace Rod Graves.
There’s no question that Graves’ job is in serious jeopardy. He hasn’t been able to find even an average quarterback since QB Kurt Warner retired. Arizona has arguably one...
Cardinals rookie QB Ryan Lindley was benched for Brian Hoyer Sunday against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:Owners of the Chicago Bears defense will be disappointed with that decision because there's no way Hoyer will be worse than Lindley, who holds the NFL record for most pass attempts in a season without throwing a touchdown.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A week after ending a nine-game losing streak, the Arizona Cardinals were back to their bumbling ways.
Turns out, they are who we thought they were.
Rookie Ryan Lindley had an interception returned for a touchdown before being replaced, Beanie Wells lost a fumble that was recovered for another score and Arizona's offense continued to sputter in a 28...
After the Cardinals started the season 4-0, many wondered if they were a legitimate threat in the NFC West, but their offense continued to struggle and the team has gone 1-9 in their last 10 games.
Offensively, the Cardinals are a mess. Various quarterbacks have found their way in and out of the lineup, their offensive line has been beat up, and their running game has struggled...
Chicago's two defensive scores were all the Bears needed to defeat the Arizona Cardinals today in a must-win game that keeps the Monsters of the Midway in the playoff hunt.
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[caption id="attachment_11117" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears' Charles Tillman celebrates his interception return for a touchdown against Arizona Cardinals in 3rd quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
It wasn't the prettiest victory...
We break down everything the Chicago Bears must do on both sides of the ball to pick up a road victory in Sunday’s must-win contest against the Arizona Cardinals.