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Against The Grain: Four Popular Picks You Should Stay Away From

Do you play Fantasy Football? If the answer is yes, this week is the most exciting opportunity in the history of the game. Win a MILLION DOLLARS playing Fantasy Football this week only! Go to www.FFChamps.com/million and get in on the action.  When the Sunday contest starts there will no doubt be some players who are big time favorites and are highly owned.  But should you...
Via Football Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears-Panthers Preview

As poorly as things have gone for the Chicago Bears at home, the club has managed to fare well on the road through the first quarter of the season. Looking to improve to 3-0 away from home for the first time in eight seasons, the Bears try to hand the Carolina Panthers a third straight defeat Sunday. After scoring 21 fourth-quarter points to win 28-20 at San Francisco in Week 2 and...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Start And Sit – Week Five

RECORD LAST WEEK: 9-11 (Week 3) OVERALL: 28-27-1 Back to work after a Week 4 hiatus Minnesota at Green Bay Start: Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB He’s been up and down this season, but a home game against Minnesota has been a strength for him in the past. Sit: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN While he was hot in his first start last week, he’s hobbled on a short week. Chicago at Carolina Start...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Happened o the Bears "Elite" Offense?

While the defense was bad for the Chicago Bears in 2013, for once the team's offense was something to be proud. Finishing 2nd in the league in points scored, 5th in passing yards and 8th in total yards, it was the offense that was the Bears' better half last season. This in a way served as some validation for General Manager Phil Emery's decision to bring in Marc Trestman...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Struggles against Green Bay continue for the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have fallen to the rival Green Bay Packers 10 of the last 12 meetings, and on Sunday the results were no different. The Bears continued to prove their inconsistency falling 38-17 to Green Bay at Soldier Field as Aaron Rodgers carved up Chicago’s defense for 302 yards and four touchdowns on an efficient 22-of-28. The most staggering statistic of them all, however...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago Bears Can Still Overtake Packers

Losing to Green Bay on Sunday made many think the Chicago Bears haven’t changed.  Here are some reasons why their next meeting will be different. Packers Run Defense Isn’t Going To Get Better It’s important to look for positives in the midst of defeat and the Bears have quite a few to hang their hat on.  The most telling of the afternoon was how easily they trampled the...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Pull Away From Bears, 38-17: Three Things We Learned

One of the oldest rivalries in the NFL resumed when the Chicago Bears hosted the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field in Week 4. Some thought the Bears and Packers were almost even coming into this game. But after the Packers came away with a convincing 38-17 victory, it is safe to say that the Packers are still a few notches above the Bears. So without further delay, here are three...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Reaches Career Milestone

During the loss to the Green Bay Packers, Matt Forte reached a significant career milestone. Forte currently has 3,113 receiving yards and 6,924 rushing yards which exceeds 10,000 total yards for the seven year veteran out of Tulane. He added to his totals on Sunday with 122 rushing yards and 49 receiving giving him 10,037 total yards for his career. With 171 yds from scrimmage...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears fans booed Julius Peppers in his return; Forte passed 10k total yards

Green Bay’s Julius Peppers was in on two tackles in his return to Soldier Field, and fans booed the former Bear when he stopped Forte on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Forte finished the night rushing for 122 yards on 23 carries. That was enough for Forte to eclipse 10,000 total yards for his […] The post Bears fans booed Julius Peppers in his return; Forte passed 10k...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte Trucks Over Packers Safety Morgan Burnett

Chicago Bears running back has not been the stat monster that fantasy owners and fans have grown accustomed to over the years so far this season, but on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers that all changed. His team may have lost, but his production likely helped a few fantasy teams win (122 yards rushing; 49 more via the pass).Not only did he do some serious work on his production...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Brandon Marshall Will Play vs Packers

The Chicago Bears will have Brandon Marshall in uniform today in the Week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers.  Marshall has just 14 receptions on the year (4 TDs, 3 in one game), but is tied for the team lead in targets with Martellus Bennett.  Matt Forte has more receiving yards than Marshall.  The ankle is clearly nowhere near 100%, and he saw himself finish Monday Night with...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons why the Packers will beat the Bears (and 1 reason why they might not)

After watching the Bears beat the Jets on Monday night, it looks like we might be in for another one of “those” Bears seasons. Longtime Packers fans know what I mean by “those.” One of those seasons where the Bears go 12-4 and eight of the wins can be directly attributed to a combination of the following: Terrible officiating (see Jerome Boger taking a TD away from the Jets...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Fantasy Starts and Sits vs. Packers

There are a number of quality fantasy options for the Chicago Bears on Sunday against the Packers.  Which ones should starts and which should sit? Start:  Matt Forte Having sat in running back purgatory the past two weeks, no player is due for a big game in Chicago more than running back Matt Forte.  He has just 50 combined rushing yards the past two weeks but now faces a Green...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Five keys to defeating the Green Bay Packers

The Chicago Bears (2-1) take on the Green Bay Packers (1-2) at Soldier Field Sunday at noon on FOX. This game could be huge for the Bears’ confidence going forward, as they can potentially take advantage of a surprisingly underwhelming Packers team and gain ground in the always-competitive NFC North. Let’s take a look at what the Bears need to do to win. Establish the run game...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte: Bears running game has been “frustrating”

Bears running back Matt Forte admits it’s “frustrating” that they haven’t been able to get a running game going through the first few weeks of the season. “There is a bit of a learning curve because you are so used to having Slauson and Garza in there and those five [regular starters] solidify the line … with the cohesiveness to work together,” Forte said, via the...
Via Pro Football Zone
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GAME PICK: Experts Pick Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

It’s only week 4 but every Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers meeting is huge.  Here is what the experts predict will happen Sunday. NFL.com:  Packers win 27-24 (OT) Am I calling a Green Bay “upset”? Seriously, it’ll be an “upset”? Well, that’s how the dynamic sure seems to shake out, given the fact that the Packers are 1-2 and coming off a blah performance in...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte eager to jump-start the running game

Catching a pass only goes so far in the versatile world of Matt Forte. As effective a receiver as he is, he still is a running back, and the Bears’ ground game is stuck in ­neutral. “I still want to run the ball way more effectively than we have been,” Forte said Thursday when asked if his role as a pass catcher eased his run-game frustrations. “We’re working on that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Not my Forte: The outlook on Chicago’s lead running rack

  Odds are, if you drew one of the top four picks in your draft you were salivating. Why? Because you got one of the elite running backs in fantasy football. Congratulations. Sadly though, your first overall pick hasn’t exactly panned out yet. Heck, Josh McCown has more rushing touchdowns than all four of them, combined. While Peterson’s future is shrouded in legal controversy...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Matt Forte Frustrated With Slow Start

The running game hasn’t really gotten on track for the Chicago Bears thus far.  Matt Forte is certainly among those feeling very angry about it. Losses Of Matt Slauson and Roberto Garza Having Impact In searching for an answer most have come up with the simple one.  The Bears are just facing some really tough run defenses in the early going.  In fact Buffalo, San Francisco and...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears have a chance to put a nail in the Packers’ coffin

The Chicago Bears will host their arch rivals, the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. A Bears win would make them 3-1, while their hated rivals would fall to 1-3. The game is still to be played, but for Chicago, this game should mean more to them than just winning a game. Defeating the Packers would essentially be the dagger in Green Bay’s playoff hopes. The Packers are that team that...
Via cover32 - Bears
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Stock Report: Where Is Jared Allen?

No team should ever apologize for winning football games, but the latest stock report does raise a few mild concerns on the Chicago Bears roster. Jared Allen – Stock:  Down It’s important to remember reputation counts for a lot and knowing Jared Allen is on the defensive front has made life easier for other Bears linemen to collect sacks.  Unfortunately he was paid a lot of...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Should Get Going Against Green Bay Packers

Fears persist about the state of Matt Forte and the Bears rushing attack.  Do not fret.  If history indicates, things should get back on track in week 4. Chicago Bears Winning Without A Ground Presence In the past the very success of the Chicago Bears as a team rested on how Forte and other running backs had faired on the ground.  So over the past two weeks seeing him with just...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Night Football: Bears vs Jets Preview and Pick *19-2 ATS Trend*

Chicago Bears vs New York Jets -2 This Bears and Jets match up is an interesting one. The Bears are coming off an upset win in San Francisco and the Jets are coming off a melt down loss in Green Bay in week 2. Eric Decker is a game time decision for New York and Dee Milliner is likely out. On the injury front for the Bears, Jay Ratliff and Shea McClellin are out for this one. Brandon...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Forte The Best Of 2008 NFL Draft Class?

The 2008 running back class will go down as one of the best in NFL history.  Looking back, could Matt Forte be the best of that bunch? 4th Overall – Darren McFadden Drafted by:  Oakland Raiders Stats:  3,824 yards rushing, 1,600 yards receiving, 29 touchdowns 13th Overall – Jonathan Stewart Drafted by:  Carolina Panthers Stats:  4,104 yards rushing, 961 yards receiving,...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nobody Wants New York Jets Jerseys

The New York Jets are the unofficial step child of the Eastern Seaboard, and that has shown in their recent jersey sales. When analyzing the Top 50 NFL Jerseys, according to Dick’s Sporting Goods, the New York Jets have zero of them. That’s right, zero jerseys out of the top 50 … yet they are in the second largest sports market in the United States. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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