Just a little Bias there Patrick lol..
Just a little Bias there Patrick lol..
But I dont think that it was really that biased, I mean I had the Packers losing to the Redskins!! I didn't have them beating any spectacular teams other then the Cowboys and that is a home game. And in the 2 Packers-Bears games I wasn't going against my guys.
I really do think the Bears will struggle in those last 5 games. I mean what I did was matched up the 2 teams, and looked at 2 things, home field advantage and who is the better team.
yeah, and like I said, The Packers will be fighting for something while the Bears will be playing for nothing. Many people are saying the Packers are the best in the NFC whil the Bears are towards the bottom. The thing with the Packers is there best weapons are probably the Bears biggest downfalls.
I missed when the Jets were a lock to be one of NFL bests as the Packers were guaranteed to have report performance of a defensive mvp and O
Packers have a questionable secondary and their O-Line is still sub-par. Plus, predicting a W/L week-by-week using the schedule is asinine and most of the predictions are off. I used to do it, but it's essentially useless and a waste of time. Also, I take anything a Packers fan says about the Bears w/ a tiny grain of salt, and you predicting a 5-11 record for the Bears is meaningless to me.
well dont be disappointed when it happens!
This will be bumped so you can take your lashings after you're insanely wrong.
5-11 lol. C'mon.
OK, show me the games u think they will win.
"Which" games don't matter, it's any games because any team can struggle or burst out into success obviously.
I like game two when a rookie wr who is injured at the moment and missing camp and some preseasons and a speed RB is the threats to you against the bears when they rarely ever struggle with pure speed backs under Lovie Smith. Say it was Miles Austin against Bowman causing concern and Marion Barber able to power over them and that game outcome makes plenty of sense.
Then Al Harris being healthy? He isn't healthy yet so he isn't a lock to be and what exactly makes Charles Woodson hungry? He won defensive MVP last year, so maybe he is hungry for a super bowl but that's far away from a guarantee. Is he gonna cover Greg Olsen again if Martz has him out there at all, if so the WRs look more efficent than before to be threats or if they really don't think Martz will use Olsen and he doesn't there may be that middle TE RB attack open on the Packers unless that safety spot gets sured up.
Plus the Lions are far from the lock to be one of the worst teams again this year, they may be but it's not the auto push team anymore. Didn't they have some games they almost beat the Packers the last 2 years? I'm not going through it all.
It baffles me how you can be so "dead-on" with some of your predictions and appear so "brain-dead" with others. You seem to have done a good job of keeping homerism to a minimum, picking the Packers to go 11-5. I see them finishing the season somewhere between 10-6 and 12-4, so "kudos" there.
You're picking the Bears at 5-11 is bad but your reasons for that prediction are even worse! Lets review:
Week 1: Bears 27 vs Lions 10. Packers 24 @ Eagles 14
I couldn't agree with you more.
Bears 1-0, Packers 1-0
Week 2: Bears 7 @ Cowboys 38. Agree this is a Bears loss, but I think score will be closer, Maybe around 27-20, Romo tends to struggle with a strong pass rush, and turnovers will allow the Bears to put up some points.
Packers 31 vs. Bills 17. In Lambeau, that looks about right.
Bears 1-1, Packers 2-0
Week 3: Packers 17 @ Bears 10. The score looks about right, but I think you have the teams reversed. Both Bears/Packers games could go either way, but I think the teams will split this year, so let's give the home team the win.
BigP: Bears 1-2, Packers 3-0
Me: Bears 2-1, Packers 2-1
Week 4: Bears 24 @ Giants 10. Packers 45 vs Lions 13. Good job there, although it looks a little weird to see the Lions score more points against the Packers than the Giants do against the Bears, the margin-of-victories look about right!
BigP Bears 2-2, Packers 4-0
Me: Bears 3-1, Packers 3-1
Week 5: Bears 10 @ Panthers 17. I don't think Carolina will be too good this year. I predict a comfortable 7 to 10 point Bears win. Packers L @ Redskins W. The 'Skins should be better than last year, but I don't think McNabb makes them that good. Packers win.
BigP: Bears 2-3, Packers 4-1
Me: Bears 4-1, Packers 4-1
Week 6: Bears 21 vs. Seahawks 3 Yep. Packers 31 vs. Dolphins 7. The temp could be anywhere between 30 and 70 degrees on October 17 so I don't know if the weather will be a factor, but Packers will win, although the score will probably be a little closer than this.
BigP: Bears 3-3, Packers 5-1
Me: Bears 5-1, Packers 5-1
Week 7: Bears 28 vs. Redskins 00. Yes, Bears win. I'm not sure about a shutout. Packers 17 Vs. Vikings 7. That looks about right.
BigP: Bears 4-3, Packers 6-1
Me: Bears 6-1, Packers 6-1
Week 8: Bears Bye. Packers 10 @ Jets 34. The Jets could win this one at home, but I think the game will be much closer. I'm still giving the Packers a slight edge.
BigP: Bears 4-3, Packers 6-2
Me: Bears 6-1, Packers 7-1
Week 9: Bears 13 @ Bills (in Toronto) 17. Disagree. Bears will be fresh coming off a bye, and win the game. Packers 24 vs. Cowboys 10. This game will be close but Home field gives Cowboys the edge. Packers lose.
BigP: Bears 4-4, Packers 7-2
Me: Bears 7-1, Packers 7-2
Week 10: Bears 17 vs. Vikings 27. Bears and Vikes also split, so I give this one to the Bears at home. Packers Bye
BigP: Bears 4-5, Packers 7-2
Me: Bears 8-1, Packers 7-2
Week 11: Bears L @ Dolphins W. The Dolphins strength will be the run this year, and I expect the Bears to do a good job of shutting that down. Bears win. Packers 10 @ Vikings 31. This will be a shootout, especially if Favre comes back. Packers will score more than 10 points, but Vikings win a close one.
BigP: Bears 4-6, Packers 7-3
Me: Bears 9-1, Packers 7-3
Week 12: Bears W vs. Eagles L. Bears should win, but overconfidence and boneheaded mistakes get the better of them. Bears lose. Packers L @ Falcons W. The Falcons are tough to beat at home, agreed.
BigP: Bears 5-6, Packers 7-4
Me: Bears 9-2, Packers 7-4
Week 13: Bears L @ Lions W. No trap, here. Bears Win. Packers 31 vs. 49ers 7. Yep
BigP: Bears 5-7, Packers 8-4
Me: Bears 10-2, Packers 8-4
Week 14: Bears L vs. Patriots W. Packers W vs. Lions L. Agreed
BigP: Bears 5-8, Packers 9-4
Me: Bears 10-3, Packers 9-4
Week 15: Bears 7 @ Vikings 34. Closer score, but yep, Vikings win. Packers L @ Patriots W. Yep
BigP: Bears 5-9, Packers 9-5
Me: Bears 10-4, Packers 9-5
Week 16: Bears 10 vs. Jets 31. A little closer but yep. Packers 38 vs Giants 13. Yep.
BigP Bears 5-10, Packers 10-5
Me Bears 10-5, Packers 10-5
Week 17: Bears 10 @ Packers 31. Closer than that but I agree Packers win.
BigP: Bears 5-11, Packers 11-5
Me: Bears 10-6, Packers 11-5
I disagree with your assumption that the Bears will fold at the end of the season, even though I have them losing their last 3 games. That's more of a result of the schedule. I actually think they will get better toward the end of the season, as they become more accustomed to Martz's offense. The Bears easy mid-schedule (weeks 5-9: Panthers, Seahawks, Redskins, Bye, Bills) should keep them in the playoff race, so I think they will have plenty to play for at the end of the season. Of course, all this depends on injuries and whether or not the o-line can improve, as they showed signs of doing at the end of last year. We'll know a lot more after preseason, but I can't see the Bears doing worse than last year's 7-9.
Lets get started!
Last edited by TopekaRoy; 08-07-2010 at 02:41 AM. Reason: Typo
I hate predicting W/L using the schedule, especially going week-by-week. No team is guaranteed a win on Any Given Sunday. The Raiders beat the Broncos and Eagles last season, and the Broncos beat the Patriots. Plus, who would've thought that the Bengals would win the AFC North?
I actually can see how P could be right (or at least close, within a game or two in the W column) on the Bears for this upcoming season. This team is either going to be a 10+ win playoff contender or suck to the magnitude that P predicted, I see very little room for a middle ground here.
Of course I can't go a whole post being nice to Patrick, so here: there are a few words in your piece that are just straight missing letters. Very understandable occurrence in a first draft, but it definitely been caught on a read-through before publishing.
That being said, good work.
Packers: 2-14 (two wins vs DET)
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Thank You Lefty.
I find it quite hilarious that some think the Bears will be a 10-6 team, I think you guys are in for a huge let down. I really did those pics without the thinking of a Packers fan.
And Roy it looks like we have 5 games different, obviously I was going to pick the Packers over the Bears both times so i wont discuss that. The Bears Vikings split I dont see. Especially if Brett is playing. The Panthers game is a toss up, I really had no idea how good the Panthers would be so I gave the home team the edge. Bills Bears, after thinking about it the Bears probably will win that game. And that Bears Lions game in Detroit, I know they suck but they have some great young players and I could just see them coming out and shocking the Bears.
More than that. We disagree on 6 Bears games, 3 Packers games and one Bears/Packers matchup, by my count, though the Packers end up in the same place.And Roy it looks like we have 5 games different,
Obviously, Homer. The Bears/Packers rivalry is so intense, that a split is almost a given. Since Lovie became coach the Bears, have swept the Packers twice, split twice, and only lost both games once, so I don't think a split this year is much of a stretch.obviously I was going to pick the Packers over the Bears both times so i wont discuss that.
Favre played last year (on two good legs) and the Bears split with them with a worse team. They also split the year before when the Vikings won the division.The Bears Vikings split I dont see. Especially if Brett is playing.
Lots of question marks for the Panthers. You're just guessing they will be much better than last year. I'm guessing they won't.The Panthers game is a toss up, I really had no idea how good the Panthers would be so I gave the home team the edge.
So ... 6-10 then?Bills Bears, after thinking about it the Bears probably will win that game.
So we both agree the Lions suck and we'd be shocked if they won!And that Bears Lions game in Detroit, I know they suck but they have some great young players and I could just see them coming out and shocking the Bears.
If the Packers do as well as you say, they will probably be resting their starters for the last regular season game.
So ... 8-8?
See, even you think they will be better than last year!
although i dislike the packers more than the bears
i have to say that the packers will be one of the best teams in the league next year with an improved O line and a great passing game and deep running game combined with the packs top 7 defense i see them going 10-6 at worst
bears still need some work and some receivers need to emerge....i think cutler will improve after a very very poor season last season adjusting to the bears offense and weapons although this may hinge on the improvement of the offensive line...matt forte i think will bounce back and be more used by cutler as a double offensive weapon(running back and backfield receiver) i think having martz on the team could help..and also being healthy....the bear's defense was not as poor as their offense but it wasnt nearly as good as the packers D or the Ravens or any other defensive juggernaut...they werent in the top half of the league in total defense....urlacher staying healthy and getting peppers are two good steps in the right direction interior defense wise however one of the main keys to the bears season is the secondary. They added Harris and 3rd round pick Major Wright to the team and the secondary is a year older and more experienced. Whether they play smarter and cover better than last year is still a question.
I see the bears improving however the rest of the division will as well except for maybe minnesota but even without favre they may still be a 8-10 win team
i see the bears between 6-10 and 10-6
i find it nearly impossible to determine team's records(especially particular games) because in pro football teams are pretty even and there are alot or surprises(raiders last year beating some good teams) so i like to have a wide range