Bears have big mental edge over Vikings

Full story: Chicago Tribune

One honest reply from Minnesota coach Brad Childress earlier this week summed up better than any detailed football analysis why nobody should be surprised Sunday if the Bears win the NFC North title.
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40for60

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Dec 27, 2008
 
What's with the sports reporters in Chicago?
First it was 'all the pressure is on the Vikings'
Now it's 'a big mental edge for Chicago' dreamed up by another hack.
Chicago will lose in Houston tomorrow, and it won't even be close.
Minnesota at least has some talent, so why not root for the team that gives the NFC North the best chance at doing something in the playoffs?
The bears have no chance, but they have the mental edge....HOWL!!!!
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Dec 27, 2008
 
This article was written by a true Bears homer. Get a dose of reality. The Bears are not a good team. Luck can only last so long. Eventually, some skill has to show up. That will not happen for the 2008 Bears squad. You can write all the feel good biased stories you want. But when the clock ticks down to 0 tomorrow, it will be the more talented team that wins the North. Skol Vikings!!!!!!!
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Dec 27, 2008
 
Hey 40for60,

The pressure IS all on the Vikes and that gives Chicago the mental edge...Minnesota is a perennial choke team and everyone knows it !! The only chance they've got is if Coughlin pulls the starters too early

Time for some ice-fishin'!! get out the auger,,,ya hey der
Griff

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Dec 27, 2008
 
I actually got nervous the other night when a couple of analysts (note the root form of the noun) were picking the Bears to BEAT the Texans. Let's face it, we ALL know that they ALWAYS pick the other team, so for them to pick Chicago would be the worst Jinx I can think of. But not to worry, the fat D----bag Berman was on ESPN running us down like usual. My question is Just exactly who did that loudmouth play for, maybe the RFL (Rainbow Football League). GEEZ! what a H--O! Just a quick shout out to our "D", go get em boys. And remember, in Samoa the word Quarterback means "Tasty meat snack". GO BEARS!
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Dec 27, 2008
 
40for60 wrote:
What's with the sports reporters in Chicago?
First it was 'all the pressure is on the Vikings'
Now it's 'a big mental edge for Chicago' dreamed up by another hack.
Chicago will lose in Houston tomorrow, and it won't even be close.
Minnesota at least has some talent, so why not root for the team that gives the NFC North the best chance at doing something in the playoffs?
The bears have no chance, but they have the mental edge....HOWL!!!!
Living in the Twin Cities area and being a Bears fan is never dull. The comment David makes about Childress is spot on. He is absolutely hated up here and will be gone should the Vikes lose the conf title. His bizarre game calling coupled with Peterson's fumbles and Jackson's inability to manage a game will add to the mental problems the Vikes will encounter. They have a history of choking big games (4 Super Bowls) plus they always find a way to beat themselves. Sunday will be no different. Unfortunately, the Wilf family needs a stadium deal and it appears in 2012 the MN Vikes maybe the LA Vikes. Stay tuned...
Griff

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Dec 27, 2008
 
40for60 wrote:
What's with the sports reporters in Chicago?
First it was 'all the pressure is on the Vikings'
Now it's 'a big mental edge for Chicago' dreamed up by another hack.
Chicago will lose in Houston tomorrow, and it won't even be close.
Minnesota at least has some talent, so why not root for the team that gives the NFC North the best chance at doing something in the playoffs?
The bears have no chance, but they have the mental edge....HOWL!!!!
Yeah, that's plausible, go with that. Just don't hold your breath dere' Thor cuz the temperature up there's already got yer face so blue it's affecting that pea brain. You might want to sweet talk 'ol Coughlin instead, you'll prob'ly get about as far. The only thing you can realistically expect is that if the Cho-king's...ah...er...VIKINGS win, it'll most probably be in spite of themselves. Happy trails.
Griff

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Dec 27, 2008
 
Eyeguy81 wrote:
This article was written by a true Bears homer. Get a dose of reality. The Bears are not a good team. Luck can only last so long. Eventually, some skill has to show up. That will not happen for the 2008 Bears squad. You can write all the feel good biased stories you want. But when the clock ticks down to 0 tomorrow, it will be the more talented team that wins the North. Skol Vikings!!!!!!!
OK, Dose of reality. Neither are the Vikings.
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Dec 27, 2008
 
Seems to me, the only one making a big deal out of this is Haugh. Don't quit your day job pal.
Steve

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Dec 27, 2008
 
Orton could benefit the team by rolling his ankle with about 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
Steve

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Dec 27, 2008
 
Oops, my mistake, I meant to say that Orton should roll his ankle during warm-ups.
40for60

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Dec 27, 2008
 
The bears have used up all their 2 lives, there will be no 'miracle' tomorrow in Houston. The Texans have been measuring up their third garage for all the wimpy bear hides they are going to accumulate tomorrow.
Blagojevich could teach you all a lesson in Chicago, buying the NFC North is the only chance you have.
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Dec 27, 2008
 
Neither of these two teams is worthy of a playoff berth. Who ever wins will be out in the first play-off game.
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Dec 27, 2008
 
Bolingbrook wrote:
Neither of these two teams is worthy of a playoff berth. Who ever wins will be out in the first play-off game.
As much as I would like to think differently; of all the comments so far I agree with this one most. As far as the Bears season has gone it has been a "show me and I'll believe it" situation for me. I don't disparage Orton's season. I think he has done well working in a quagmire, and suffering a mobility imparing injury. But terrible coaching decisions (I can't let go of that dumbazz decision NOT to take the 3 points early in the 2nd Vike's game) very irradic play on defense (where o, where is Ron Rivera) and the continuing hunt for a wide receiver (please Devin, learn to find the ball in the air and look in into your hands) they are lucky they have a better record than Green Bay.
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Dec 27, 2008
 
40for60 wrote:
What's with the sports reporters in Chicago?
First it was 'all the pressure is on the Vikings'
Now it's 'a big mental edge for Chicago' dreamed up by another hack.
Chicago will lose in Houston tomorrow, and it won't even be close.
Minnesota at least has some talent, so why not root for the team that gives the NFC North the best chance at doing something in the playoffs?
The bears have no chance, but they have the mental edge....HOWL!!!!
How can ANY Bears fan root for the Queens??
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Dec 27, 2008
 
I hate to say this, but the Bears have no shot tommorrow. they have no offense and a very average D. The Texans' O will drag them up and down the field. At some point in time, the Bears are going to have to realize that in today's NFL, you have to be able to throw the ball. THIS IS NOT THE 60s!!!!!!!!
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Dec 27, 2008
 
Hey Dave----Stop It!!!!!!!!!!

The trainees Jerry the Dope, Lovie the Mope and his Bad-Bich don't have a mental edge on anyone........These guys will make the Bears into the next NFC doormat.

Look at the O-Line the two above average players Tait & Kreutz are getting old...where is the talent???

D coaching stinks, Alex Brown is an above average D-Lineman, where did the other linemen go???????

“Stimulate THIS!”

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Dec 27, 2008
 
For God's sake Turner, OPEN UP THE OFFENSE!!!!! This is it...halfback options, flea flickers, reverses, wildcats to Hester. For the love of Sid Luckman leave your stodgey, musty, playbook at the hotel......as George Costanza said, "Live damn it, LIVE!"

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Dec 27, 2008
 
Steve wrote:
Oops, my mistake, I meant to say that Orton should roll his ankle during warm-ups.
Go back to sleep...you Rextard!!!!
Mr Houston

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Dec 27, 2008
 
I'm not saying the Texans are a Super Bowl contender, however I truly believe if they were in the same division as the Bears, they'd likely be in first place. They are a good team in a division that has two of the best teams in the league. They handled the Titans. Something tells me they will have few problems with the Bears.
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Dec 27, 2008
 
So IL Bruno wrote:
For God's sake Turner, OPEN UP THE OFFENSE!!!!! This is it...halfback options, flea flickers, reverses, wildcats to Hester. For the love of Sid Luckman leave your stodgey, musty, playbook at the hotel......as George Costanza said, "Live damn it, LIVE!"
Open up the offense? Are you an idiot? Name one good player on offense besides Forte and then maybe we can "open it up."

Your idol Kyle Orton sure as hell ain't gonna put this team on his back and carry them into the postseason.(And neither would any other QB on the roster.) I wonder how many easy picks he'll toss tomorrow? Maybe they'll be comparable to the 2 he provided GB last week...

The Bears are one Alex Brown FG block away from elimination. That ONE play has allowed Haugh to write drivel such as this. I love the Bears as much as anyone, but even I can see how LUCKY they are to still be in the hunt.

And it's funny how many people ripped Bobby Wade last week for saying the Bears would "choke," and yet here are Bears fans & a Chicago journalist saying the exact same thing about the Viqueens.

How about earning a victory, you pathetic NFC North contenders (Chicago and Minnesota)?

Carolina, NYG, and Atlanta are the only decent NFC teams this year...

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