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The Penalty Flag:
If the Chicago Bears had any real intention of participating in the 2012 NFL playoffs then a win on Sunday at home against the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers was a must. A Bears loss would not only concede the division title to the Packers but it would also give the Minnesota Vikings the opportunity to slide into the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs with only two games remaining. Well the perfect storm came to the Windy City in Week 15 of the NFL season and it looks as if it will force the Bears into another long winter’s nap.
Losers of five of their last six games the Bears have been in a slump the second half of the season. Coming into Sunday’s game the Chicago Bears offense ranked a dismal 28th in the NFL; to say their performance has been a disappointment is a huge understatement.… Read more
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Brandon Marshall was extraordinarily frustrated following the Bears’ 21-13 loss to the Packers in Chicago on Sunday. Green Bay clinched the NFC North with the win, while the 8-6 Bears dropped their fifth in their last six games.
Marshall was so upset he said the jobs of the team’s coaches should be on the line.
“Everybody involved in the offense should be held accountable...
Video: This would never happen to Jay Cutler
Like death and taxes, the Packers' defensive dominance of Jay Cutler is practically a sure thing. The Bears gave up two first-round picks, a third-round pick and Kyle Orton in hopes of getting their championship quarterback. Instead, Cutler is 1-7 against Green Bay.
Other than Brandon Marshall, no other Chicago wide receiver caught a pass against the Packers. The lack of secondary production has become a trend for the Bears’ passing attack this season.
It's over for Lovie Smith. He knows it, too. He's no dummy. He is never going to win a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears. He's never going to get there with Jay Cutler. Even his pet defense, now aging and easy to dupe, is never going to win one for him.
It's not that he has been awful for nine years. He has done some excellent things. But when you keep driving in...
Jay Cutler Juan?
People can say what they want about Eli. The guy has 2 Super Bowl rings with 2 Super Bowl MVP awards. The Giants are starting their late season run again and I can’t imagine many teams in the NFC wanting to see these guys in the playoffs.
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QB Jay Cutler and the Bears’ hopes for a division title went down for the count against Mike Neal and the Packers
The Green Bay Packers are the 2012 NFC North Champions.
With all the team has been through this season, winning the division is quite the accomplishment. After the Chicago Bears started the season 7-1 and the Packers limped to a 5-3 start, it seemed like the Packers...
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) in the 4th quarter of the Bears’ 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. B582575720Z.1 (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)
Here are the Week 16 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #14 (Last week: #11)
Analysis, “They were 7-1. Remember that? 7-1. Guess this is what happens...
The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will meet for the 186th time ever on Sunday afternoon.
The Bears lead the all-time series 92-87-6.
The Packers defeated the Bears back in Week Two, 23-10 at Lambeau Field. The Packers defense sacked Jay Cutler seven times, Clay Matthews combined for 3.5 sacks.
The Packers have won 12 straight against NFC North opponents. The Packers have...
Week 15: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
This Week’s Pick
Green Bay Packers
The Bears are in a tailspin. No Urlacher, no Tim Jennings and a wounded Jay Cutler. The Bears are a much worse defense with #54 out and the words of Brandon Marshall will fuel the fire for the Packers defense. Packers...
Bears running back Michael Bush is likely done for the season due to a rib injury, according to beat writer Sean Jensen.Fantasy Spin:With Bush injured, starter Matt Forte saw 25 touches last Sunday and combined for 133 yards rushing and receiving. Move Forte a little higher up the charts for Week 16.