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5 Reasons Why Bears Will Win (Part 2 of 2)

Just got back from the Late Nite show with Leno (it went well, for those at home asking) and on the ride back (private jet) I was working on this piece and I’m sure it will keep all of you informed of why Chicago will come away victorious. The bandwagon is not as full as it once was, but after this win, it will be back to full capacity, as I was told at the “Gab Studios”, so jump on it before it’s too late… Also, be sure to tune in to BEARS Blitz, third edition of your favorite show, and get the insight that you will need to be prepared and ready for this weekend’s battle between the ‘Boys and Da Bears @ Soldier Field on NBC. Enjoy the article and compare the two parts and see why their are great reasons for both of these teams, as either could come up with a big win. Comment back if you have any questions you’d liked to be answered and I’ll be certain to give you my expertise on the game.

1. Bears defense will make Dallas one-dimensional: The Chicago run defense is the best in the NFL and there’s no reason to think the success against the run game will change and be any different vs. Dallas. The Cowboys offensive line is average at best and I don’t think they have a good enough line to handle the tough, Bears front seven. This run defense is so strong that you have to expect this unit to bring the pressure/heat on this special occasion, using timely blitzes more than usual, while enabling them to add an extra nickelback to cover/play the pass throughout the 60 minutes because of the defense’s ability to stop the run so well. The defensive line of Chicago will pose match-up problems and present a tough challenge and task ahead for Dallas to stop/contain, to go along with the safeties and cornerbacks sneaking up to rush the QB. This defense has good man-to-man, bump & run corners, and this should enable the team to have shots at implementing a full-house rush at times from all angles and places, while confusing Romo with DE’s and LB’s dropping back, after showing blitz because of their versatility and talent. Dallas has not seen a defense like this in awhile and they may not be able to adjust towards it right away. So if you factor that in, your Bears defense will be able to make big plays early and turn the game around, winning the all-important field position batter. This is the fastest/quickest defense in the league and they fly around and gang tackle you, while trying to strip the ball away, and they are hungry for turnovers! The run defense will allow the Bears to be more aggressive and forceful with their defensive play-calling, and this gameplan will be ultra-effective.

2. Special Teams makes for a Special Effort – #23 Devin Hester, the Windy City Flyer, Robbie Gould, Brad Maynard (healthy), and the gunners for this unit are All-Pro talents that make big contributions week in, and week out. Hester can single-handily take over a game with one chance/crack at returning a kick the full-distance, whether it be a kickoff or a punt, he can break a game wide open and win the Bears this contest. Hester has a rare ability to make people miss, follow the lead block, and break tackles, being exceptionally well at all of these traits. He can scare you, by making you kick away from him, affecting the field position, and he turn one loose, giving you a quick six. Gould and Maynard are two of the best in the business at their jobs and you can expect the ST coverage on both punts and kicks not to allow a return that will turn over the field position edge or give Dallas a shot to feel good about their chances returning against these Windy City Monsters. Israel Idonije’s had the Bears first hit of the season on coverage, with the result being: Darren Sproles out for the game, leaving with a concussion from a gigantic, knockout delivery – so watch out ‘boys! As you can see, this is the best Special Teams unit in all of football and look for them to create havoc and get the job done, forcing Dallas to panic and get nervous. Forced fumbles, field goals, touchdowns, punts inside the 20, and big hits will be expected and counted on from this group, so you have to wonder – is Dallas ready for this? This may be the best Special Teams unit of All-Time (I think…) and how can you dispute it?

3. Hunger, Home Field, and Harris – The NFC Champions are hungry to rebound from the piss-poor, lack of success in their first two games, while they were horrendous on offense. So look for them to play with a chip on their should, an added, extra incentive to defend their NFC reign, and expect some true motivation to come out through that tunnel, as they prepare to take the heart and life out of Dallas’ potent offensive attack, while their lethal defense goes out to hurt and punish any ball carrier destined to get by them. Home field will play huge as the Bears will protect their house like an Under Armour commercial. This team plays very well under the spotlight and last season they annihilated Seattle at home during Week 4 on Sunday Nite. Chicago is known for home dominance and it will continue if they jump out to a lead in the 1st quarter. I see this game being won by who wants it more and I think the Bears will know what’s at stake and on line for this slug fest, as it will be turned it to an all-out war at Soldier Field! Finally, the third “H”, being All-Pro DT Tommie Harris. Dallas will need to double-team him at least, if not triple-team this beast that they call the “Real Deal”. Harris is the best DT in the NFL and he will make his presence felt, like he has the first two games. Harris is the complete/total package for a defensive tackle, as he can stuff the run, get to the QB in a hurry, and simply bull rush his way through any double-team that may take him on, at least occupying/commanding a double, drawing so much attention that the other skilled defensive linemen will get the opportunity to lick their chops, having many chances to go one-on-one with the slow-footed Cowboy OT’s. Hunger, Home Field, and Harris will be in full-effect mode this Sunday, and Dallas may want to keep a close eye on Tommie, be ready for the loud, home crowd, and know what they’re going up against – an angered Bears team on a mission to prove the critics wrong and hold on to what is theirs – the NFC crown.

4. Offense opens up to exploit shaky secondary – Dallas’ main weakness is without a doubt their pass coverage and Newman’s injury will not help it out this week. Bernard Berrian has a golden opportunity to have a career night and explode out on to the scene and connect with Rex for many deep throws. This Bears offense is very good in executing the play-action pass when they set up the run. I see Chicago having an eye on the Dallas secondary cheating/moving up to stop the run, so you can expect Grossman to take huge advantage of this, making the most out of his chances to go deep to Berrian. Look for Rashied Davis and Mushin Muhammed to get back on track and make key third-down catches to prolong drives, moving the chains, re-gaining the form they had last season, while connecting with #8 for vital conversions and long gains. The Bears have all the options and weapons to have a successful passing attack like Dallas has. With Greg Olsen returning from injury for his first NFL game, that will give the pass game a big, extra target down the middle of the field for Rex to hit for a safety valve, not to mention a reliable Desmond Clark. This is the one match-up where the aerial game has to work, if not, then when will it recover again? Awful pass defense, many weapons to pick/choose from, and a play-action that Dallas will bite on, this things factor into the game tremendously, so look for the Bears offense to have it’s chances to capitalize and make Dallas pay – the TIME is RIGHT NOW!

5. Close games belong to the Bears – The NFC Champions thrive in dangerously close games that come down to the wire, with that very last/final drive on the line, determining the winner and the outcome. Chicago’s run game will play a big part of the recipe to success, and expect Cedric Benson to put another game’s worth of hard work, busting through, breaking tackles en route to 100 + yards on the ground; allowing the Bears and Head Coach Lovie Smith to control the clock and time of possession, which is an absolute must for this team. Another thing to look at is the clutch kicking of Robbie Gould if the game comes down to a final kick and the way #8 runs the two-minute hurry-up offense. Both of these strengths are areas in which they excel, when the game is winding down, and they will be keys to an all-important victory. Therefore, a stout defense will hold the Dallas offense to only field goals when in the red zone, come crunch time, so I plan on the Bears being the better team inside the 20 when it matters the most. If this game is close, which it will/should be, it plays into the Bears hands and you have to count on Chicago more than Dallas in these situations. Expect a rugged battle and a tight game that will favor the Bears more than it does the ‘Boys. When it comes down to a fight in the trenches, you will see the Monsters of the Midway come out on top and win a game that plays to their strengths.


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