Found November 09, 2012 on
State of the Texans:
In what has been dubbed a “colossal matchup” on HoustonTexans.com, a “battle of Super Bowl hopefuls” in the Chicago Tribune, and a potential “Super Bowl preview” on NFL.com, the Texans trip to Chicago to meet the Bears for a Sunday night spectacle is nothing if not hyped. Both teams come into the contest at 7 and 1. Both teams have stellar defenses. The Bears tend to score more on defense, but the Texans have a much higher ranked offense. Special teams? Chicago wins that battle handily – on paper. We know the game will not come down to statistics but to match ups. We delve into some of the key matchups utilizing the extensive knowledge provided by @JudgeLucas with SoldierFieldInsider.com. Judge provides his opinion on 2012′s improved Bears defense, their top ranked special teams unit and what players we will be hearing about on Monday morning as big contributors in the game for the Bears side.
1) What’s the difference in this year’s Bears defense over last year? Is it concentrati
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The 7-1 Houston Texans face the 7-1 Chicago Bears Sunday night at Soldier Field in a marquee matchup of top teams. Both teams are in first place – with the Bears leading the NFC North and the Texans topping the AFC South, and both teams only lost came to the Green Bay Packers.
“It’s the perfect situation, a great Sunday night on a big stage,” said Chicago Bears’ Pro Bowl...
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Houston Texans Tight End Owen Daniels launched his second Owen’s Locker today presented by Walmart at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The locker will touch the lives of more than 125,000 patients and their families each year. “Walmart is a proud partner with Owen Daniels to help lift the spirits of patients and families while in the hospital...
Chicago Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman might miss Sunday's game against the Houston Texans because of the pending birth of his daughter.
Tillman told Chicago radio station WSCR-AM that he might not be available because his wife, Jackie, is due to give birth to a girl - the couple's fourth child. Their daughter, Tiana, needed a heart transplant a few months after she...
After eight games in the regular season it is clear that Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman is on track to be the NFL's defensive player of the year. It is hard to deny the impact that Tillman has made in the early part of the Bears schedule with his 43 tackles, 2 interceptions (both of which he returned for touchdowns), 7 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble...
In this breakdown, we look at Garret Graham’s touchdown catch and the Houston Texans switching it up on third and long. See what you think.
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3rd and 10 on the Houston 4 yard line. The Texans usually can count on a screen pass or power play with Wade Smith pulling into the hole. Well, the Texans finally dig into the playbook and switch it up on the...
Charles Tillman said that if his wife goes into labor Sunday, he won't play in the Chicago Bears game against Houston. You know what that makes him? Good. Very, very good. I'd give the idea one Facebook-like right now. Thumbs up.
Mike Florio, of NBC and Pro Football Talk wouldn't. He said that football players should plan their "nine-month family expansion activities...
Houston DC Wade Phillips says the Texans will double team Chicago wideout Brandon Marshall all game Sunday, meaning the Bears must have an executable Plan B in place.
Last week: 2 (+0)
The Texans didn’t put much effort into their game against the Bills, though they still won by 12, so I’m not going to put much effort into this write up. They’ll win the AFC’s top seed with ease regardless of what happens. They really only play 2 teams with close to their talent level the rest of the way, Chicago (this week) and New England, and even if...
Coming off their bye week the Houston Texans defeated the Buffalo Bills 21-9 in what was mostly a one sided affair on Sunday October 4th at Reliant Stadium. The Texans moved a record of 7-1 with the win in which all 3 of the Texans big offensive weapons had pretty good games against a lacking defensive attack from the Bills.
QB Matt Schaub had another stellar game staying clean most...
Even with his daughter due any day now, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is expected to play this weekend, meaning Chicago's defense will be at full strength against the Houston Texans.
Right now the Chicago Bears are the best team in the NFC. The Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers fans will disagree but right now they are wrong! Both of those teams have been very impressive in the first half of the season, but they do not have the X-factors that the Bears do. Not to mention when the Bears and 49ers play a week from this coming Monday the Bears will show...
Charles Tillman's daughter could be born this weekend, which could cause a leading candidate for NFC Defensive Player of the Year to miss Sunday's contest against the Houston Texans.
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has quietly been a star since he came into the NFL in 2003.
He finally got his recognition last season when he was voted to the Pro Bowl. He racked up a career high 99 tackles, while adding three interceptions and four forced fumbles in 2011.
The guy can just flat out play football and the Bears new that when they selected him in the second...
[caption id="attachment_10314" align="alignleft" width="300"] CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears encourages the crowd against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 13-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)[/caption]
Sunday night in Chicago to of the...