Bears coast past Jaguars

The Bears handled their business Sunday by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-10 to remain in the NFC North race. Full Story
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Oak Park Lefty

Edmond, OK

#1 Dec 7, 2008
Yeah sure the Bears coasted. The third quarter was anything but pretty and the Vikings won anyway. Status quo.

“So You Say”

Since: Mar 07

South Florida

#2 Dec 7, 2008
Bears always beat teams that suck. That will never get you into the playoffs.
Vito

Mount Prospect, IL

#3 Dec 7, 2008
Another crappy team we beat..let's hope Drew Brees doesn't toast us next week.

But hey, the Pack got eliminated from the playoffs!! Rejoice!

I wish forte got the ball a lil more in that 3rd quarter (I need the damn fantasy points!).

“So You Say”

Since: Mar 07

South Florida

#4 Dec 7, 2008
Come to think of it,The Vikes should not even think about playoffs after having run to a local Federal Judge to protect their "overweight" players.
Whatever happened to working out,eating less,and not depending on "weight reducing pills" to keep your weight down?Your suppose to be a professional football player whose dedication is to hard work,hard practice,and not depend on banned substances to keep them on the field.
If this were college,they would have had NCAA sanctions.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#5 Dec 7, 2008
Esquinas wrote:
Bears always beat teams that suck. That will never get you into the playoffs.
Who have the Vikings beat that is any good? They lost to the only good teams that they played. Either the Bears or Vikings are going to make it by beating up on garbage.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#6 Dec 7, 2008
Drew Brees is absolutely going to carve up this defense. The best QB in the NFL against the almost the worst pass defense in the NFL. This might be another ugly one.

“So You Say”

Since: Mar 07

South Florida

#7 Dec 7, 2008
So sad that you can get into a playoff beating up on soft opponets. Great teams test your skill,endurance,patience, and overall play.
I guess the game has changed to the point where you can walk into the playoffs now.
Stephen wrote:
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Who have the Vikings beat that is any good? They lost to the only good teams that they played. Either the Bears or Vikings are going to make it by beating up on garbage.
Disgusted

Peotone, IL

#8 Dec 7, 2008
Esquinas wrote:
Bears always beat teams that suck. That will never get you into the playoffs.
This comment is typical of people that are always negative. Maybe he would have preferred that they lost. In case he didn't notice, the Bears are still in the running both for the playoffs and the Division title. The problem is that people get all emotional and make senseless comments. I remember last week several people saying that the Bears were the worst ever. Well, they over .500, so if this is the worst ever, that's a pretty good history. They must have also forgotten the 1969 team that went 1-13. then lost the coin flip for the first draft choice that sent Terry Bradshaw to the Steelers. Hey, I wish the Bears were undefeated and the best in the NFL. I guess that is the only thing that will satisfy some people. Actually, I have two thoughts about the game. I was one of those that before the year said not to overpay Devin Hester, when so many got excited about his returns from last year. Now he is not even returning kickoffs and he has not exactly shined at receiver. Today he had trouble holding onto the ball. My second thought is that I hope the Bears will talk the Chicago Park District into letting someone else do the field. This has been an issue ever since the Bears went away from artificial turf and apparently the park District handles the turf about as well as the city of Chicago does most things.
West Coast Cali Bear

Carson, CA

#9 Dec 7, 2008
What happened to the offense in the second half? I know, the Bears decided to save enough offense for next week against the Saints. They are gonna need it.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#10 Dec 7, 2008
Esquinas wrote:
So sad that you can get into a playoff beating up on soft opponets. Great teams test your skill,endurance,patience, and overall play.
I guess the game has changed to the point where you can walk into the playoffs now.
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This has always been the case in the NFL. There are good and bad teams. You can't play the Super Bowl champs every single week. Every single team has trash on their schedule. Look no further than Arizona and Denver for other division leaders that will get in due to a trash division.

Hell even Tennessee has 8 wins against garbage teams.
Stratmaster

Cordova, TN

#11 Dec 7, 2008
As a Bear fan of over 40 years, I am pleasantly surprised at their performance this year. However, the talk of playoffs is kind of silly. Even if we made it, it would be an embarassing showing (as it will be if the Vikes make it). We have beaten only bad teams, and almost lost to a few bad ones as well.

That isn't to be negative. It is hopefully to keep it at the forefront that we still need to somehow find a real QB, real receivers, and figure out why we routinely get abused by middle of the field passes. If we don't, we are destined to the same mediocre performance next year.

Most importantly, we need to find real off. and def. coordinators who understand how the game is played in the 21st century. Sadly the fact that we have neither also tends to indicate it may be time for a new coaching approach from the top down.
Creighton

Evanston, IL

#12 Dec 7, 2008
Stephen wrote:
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This has always been the case in the NFL. There are good and bad teams. You can't play the Super Bowl champs every single week. Every single team has trash on their schedule. Look no further than Arizona and Denver for other division leaders that will get in due to a trash division.
Hell even Tennessee has 8 wins against garbage teams.
Actually the best way to get into the playoffs is beat division rivals. The Vikes, Pack and Bears all beat detroit, and the Vikes spotted the Bears a win but the last two Division games the Bears have played in they got Hammered and there is still one game left, if they Win it they are probably in but if the Pack who are playing for nothing beat the Bears the Bears will probably be out. It looks like the Pack are gonna play Spoilers to me, and everyone keeps looking past Houston. Houston can play, and they will be at home with nothing to loose against the Bears. I think the Bears will loose 2 of there last three if not all three.
Tim J

Boulder, CO

#13 Dec 7, 2008
It's good to see the tight ends in the mix today. The Bears have an easier schedule than MN for these last few games and should earn a playoff game... or two.

I agree with Disgusted above. Hester is an exciting player, but not worth a long term contract. Let another team gamble on him. He needs good blocking schemes to be successful and will have a short career running slant routes as a receiver with his size. The Bears should have done what Denver does every year. Trade him when his value is highest and get a proven veteran who can play many years for you. The Broncos always have a no name running back to have a break out year and trade him off for a pro bowl defender every year. Most of the RB's then go to other teams and don't have too much success (aside from Portis). Hillis will be traded this offseason for a big contract elsewhere and the Broncos will get another pro bowler in return.

I don't believe Hester would be successful on any other team. The Bears should trade him, while his value is high and get an "every down" player.
SmotPoker

United States

#14 Dec 7, 2008
Still don't understand why so many poeple are down on KO. He's done nothing but win games for Chicago and has been one of the few upsides this year. Imagine what he could do with NFL receivers and an above average offensive line.
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#16 Dec 7, 2008
Good all around game Bears. Now go and beat the Saints on Thursday night. Need to keep the pressure on the Vikings. Should be cold and snowy at Soldier Field. Bear weather and Bear down.
chicago truth squad

Woodstock, IL

#17 Dec 7, 2008
this headline is one of the dumbest that I have seen from the trib.they did not coast and the d-line got their lunch handed to them.the jags beat themselves, the bears almost helped them by dropping easy catches.I am glad for a win,but untill they beat a good opponent in a big game, I am not impressed.
rosco

Geneva, IL

#18 Dec 7, 2008
Yawn, they're still not going anywhere, put a folk in them they're done.....

“So You Say”

Since: Mar 07

South Florida

#19 Dec 7, 2008
I'm not negative. I just watch with my own eyes and comment.They have problems which they refuse to deal with.Mainly the personnel they have at critical positions.
Talk about negative? Why is your handle name "Disgusted"?
Disgusted wrote:
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This comment is typical of people that are always negative. Maybe he would have preferred that they lost. In case he didn't notice, the Bears are still in the running both for the playoffs and the Division title. The problem is that people get all emotional and make senseless comments. I remember last week several people saying that the Bears were the worst ever. Well, they over .500, so if this is the worst ever, that's a pretty good history. They must have also forgotten the 1969 team that went 1-13. then lost the coin flip for the first draft choice that sent Terry Bradshaw to the Steelers. Hey, I wish the Bears were undefeated and the best in the NFL. I guess that is the only thing that will satisfy some people. Actually, I have two thoughts about the game. I was one of those that before the year said not to overpay Devin Hester, when so many got excited about his returns from last year. Now he is not even returning kickoffs and he has not exactly shined at receiver. Today he had trouble holding onto the ball. My second thought is that I hope the Bears will talk the Chicago Park District into letting someone else do the field. This has been an issue ever since the Bears went away from artificial turf and apparently the park District handles the turf about as well as the city of Chicago does most things.
Stratmaster

Fairhope, AL

#20 Dec 7, 2008
SmotPoker wrote:
Still don't understand why so many poeple are down on KO. He's done nothing but win games for Chicago and has been one of the few upsides this year. Imagine what he could do with NFL receivers and an above average offensive line.
for the same reason they are down on Grossman, who did nothing but win games for chicago. Neither QB is the reason we won many of those games, and both are the reasons we have lost a few.
J W Chi

Chicago, IL

#21 Dec 7, 2008
One of the Bears problems is when they lead at halftime, they come back out of the locker room and the Defense seems like it is flat, it seems complacent. Almost like why play with intensity! They have the attitude that no one will score on them and then they end up blowing the lead and the Bears end up losing.
They have lost too many games because of that. If they should get to the playoffs, they need to remedy that or else it will be a very short playoffs for them. Can you say one and out?

I am not being negative, I am pointing out something that I have noticed. They play a good 1st half. Then in the 2nd half they stink!
How many more wins would they have if they actually played a full 4 quarters of intense Bear Football as they shown that they are able to? They would not be clawing trying to get off the top of the cellar trying to get into the playoffs. They would be solidly be in the mix.

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