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The Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears will meet for the 42nd time ever on Sunday. The Colts lead the all-time series 23-18.
The Bears are 6-1 in their last seven home openers. The Colts have lost their last two road openers.
The Bears defeated the Colts the last time the two teams played in 2008, 29-13. In that game, a then rookie Matt Forte ran 23 times for 123 yards, which included a 50-yard touchdown run.
The Bears are coming off a disappointing 8-8 season. They finished third in the NFC North despite posting a 7-3 record after 11 weeks of play. Jay Cutler suffering a season-ending thumb injury plagued the season for Chicago and Matt Forte going down soon thereafter basically ended it right there.
The Colts finished 2-14 with a mixture of Curtis Painter, Kerry Collins and Dan Orlovsky under center.
The Colts are a much different team. They are relying on a rookie QB in Andrew Luck and an up-and-down running back Donald Brown on the ground.
The Bears know they need to pressure ...
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Who guessed Jay Cutler would throw a touchdown within the first five minutes of the Bears’ opening game? Now, who guessed it would be for the opposing team?Cutler and the Bears started Sunday looking about as bad as any Division III college team could ever hope to look. A quick three-and-out – which included a sack and a botched shotgun snap – was then followed up with Cutler...
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted on Thursday that he’s still up to speed with the defense after missing the entire offseason and training camp with a knee injury.
“No, I’m not up to speed,” Urlacher said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I know the defense well, but I’ve got to get my technique down and work on some things. But I’m practicing, still. That’s...
When the NFL schedule first came out, Colts 101 took a stab at predicting the Indianapolis Colts 2012 record. That was before the NFL Draft and any notion of what the team would look like.
At that time, we said 7-9 was a distinct possibility. After watching the Colts up close this preseason and also getting a look at their opponents, I'm still saying that 7-9 is where...
For many years the focal point of the Indianapolis Colts defense has been defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.
The Colts relied heavily on the “Tampa-2″ or cover-2 defense during the last decade having been implemented during Tony Dungy’s eight year run followed by Jim Caldwell’s two year as head coach.
Caldwell was fired at the end of last season and the Colts...
The Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts enter the 2012 NFL season on two different wavelengths. The Bears come in with high hopes and great expectations that their franchise quarterback, Jay Cutler, will take the Bears deep in the postseason in his fourth year with the team. The Colts, on the other hand, will have the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck lead their...
(Eds: Updates.) The Chicago Bears' defense has five starters 31 or older, and 34-year-old linebacker Brian Urlacher is coming off knee surgery a month ago.
They believe they have lost very little due to age, and say anyone who doubts it should test them.
''They can try,'' linebacker Lance Briggs said. ''But they will fail.''
Urlacher was held...
Come on now! That's not so scary is it?
This year's Eyes in the Backfield will be a collaborative effort with Kyle Rodriguez and Todd Smith. Should be fun so without further delay here's our 12 (that's right folks) tips for you this weekend:
Watch for the visor. Austin Collie is still limited in practice and said he's "Day to day". With an injury...
Indianapolis Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson has done an incredible job rebuilding the Colts' roster practically from scratch. But one off season isn't enough to address the depth issues facing the team as they go into 2012.
Particularly, the depth along the offensive line is of great concern. That will already be an issue in game one as starting guard Joe Reitz...
Rookie TE/FB Evan Rodriguez served as the club’s lead blocker during Chicago’s 41-21 victory over the Indianapolis Colts today. He showed very well paving the way for Bears ball carriers.
Chicago 41 vs Indianapolis 21
TD J.Freeman 4 yd. interception return (A.Vinatieri kick)
TD M.Bush 1 yd. run (R.Gould kick) (11-80, 4:04)
TD B.Marshall 3 yd. pass from J.Cutler (R.Gould kick) (11-95, 5:52)
FG R.Gould 35 yd. Field Goal (7-46, 4:08)
TD D.Brown 18 yd. run (A.Vinatieri kick) (5-77, 2:15)
TD M.Bush 1 yd. run (R...
I'll just leave this as an open thread if anyone wants to talk Bears today. They should of course demolish the Colts today, but that doesn't mean it will happen. They started off rather dubiously on offense with a 3 and out including a sack, an offsides, a short run and a bad snap.
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If Chicago’s offense is to have success against the Colts in the regular season opener Sunday afternoon, the front five must contain Indianapolis edge rushers Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.
Defense. Strong running game. Intimidation. Three things that come to mind when you think of great Chicago Bears football teams of the past.Now lets fast forward to the present. The defense is old and a step behind. The running game is at best, hit-and-miss. And intimidation? I don't think many NFL teams are intimidated by this Bears team.As for the Bears foe in Sunday's...