Bears flop in season finale

Bears flop in season finale

There are 414 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 28, 2008, titled Bears flop in season finale. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The only scoreboard watching necessary for Bears fans Sunday was at Reliant Stadium, where the Houston Texans ended the Bears' playoff possibilities, handing the visitors a devastating 31-24 defeat.

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Adios mf

United States

#414 Dec 29, 2008
Start at the top, Remove Angelo and Smith. the Bears have the most dedicated fans, we deserve a paradigm shift for our loyalty.
Foosball Fan

United States

#415 Dec 29, 2008
Are Bear fans blaming it on Rex Grossman or Obama?!?!
Cynthia

Chicago, IL

#416 Dec 29, 2008
Well, another team fails to get into the playoffs. So what else is new!
diehard

Orlando, FL

#417 Dec 29, 2008
After Green Bay blew the Bears out, the Bears sucked it in and toughed it out and found a way to win three in a row down the stretch even when they were badly outplayed. The smoke and mirrows ended on Sunday.
After the first quarter it was all Houston. They adjusted and the Bears did not. I still hold all the coaches responsible. Orton takes the team down the field both on their opening drive and their final drive and scores. What happened in between? It looked like Houston, who were out of it weeks ago, was fighting for a playoff spot and the Bears were playing out the string.
The Bears led the league in scoring on opening drives with 51 points. Why don't they use the no huddle more often? Why couldn't the coaches light a fire under this team in the final game against a 7-8 club?
When the Bears defense had to hold the Texans, being down 24-17,the season on the line, the Texans march over 80 yards to score and put the game out of reach. Where was the run defense? Where was the pass defense? Where was the Bear's professional pride? A weak disappointing finish to an almost good season.
well put

Munster, IN

#418 Dec 29, 2008
Cynthia wrote:
Well, another team fails to get into the playoffs. So what else is new!

The Blackhawks! That's whats new.(kind of) Its hockeytime!

Since: Jun 08

Sterling, IL

#419 Dec 29, 2008
P.U.
Joe Berg

United States

#420 Dec 29, 2008
Tom bRADY RIPPED UP THE LEAGUE WITH NO RECEIVERS BEFORE HE HAD MOSS AND WELKER....IF YOU PEOPLE THINK THE PROBLEM IS ANYTHING OTHER THAN KYLE ORTON YOUR CRAZY. our defense FORCES the most turnovers in the league. #1 at it that means the best. However our offense does nothing with it thats kyles fault period.

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#421 Dec 30, 2008
Tom wrote:
If the Bears are so miserable how did they win 9 games? Maybe Lovie is not such a bad coach.
And maybe you aren't football savvy.
MDK

Mount Pleasant, SC

#422 Dec 30, 2008
Sickodaproduct wrote:
Turner was a genius when Orton was playing well. As soon as teams figured they could key on Ortons eyes they intercepted him as soon as that happened he started throwing worse. You take below average receivers, with an average QB we have the result. The plays are called for the talent we have. Orton should line the ball so it sticks in there visors, cause when he hits them in there hands they drop it.
Funny, I never heard anyone refer to Turner as a genius. At least not fans. I did hear a lot of descriptive words, however nothing that I could write on this forum.
Larry Dickman

Orland Park, IL

#423 Jan 10, 2009
Gross Rexman wrote:
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I hate the Cowpokes as much as anybody, but Dallas at 9-7 accomplished much more than the Bears. Dallas had to play Washington, NYG, and Philly 2x each, while the bumbling Bears got to play within the NFC North, the biggest joke of a division not named the NFC West.
So, how about you try "thinking" before you type?
I've forgotten more since i started typing this message than you will ever know in your life.

You need to develop your comprehension skills ... a good new year's goal for 2009.
loopy media

United States

#424 Jan 10, 2009
"I've forgotten more than you will ever know in your life." ha ha ha........sorry couldnt stop laffing my jack a sss older relative use to say that all the time..........GO BEARS
truth talker

United States

#425 Jan 12, 2009
Tom wrote:
If the Bears are so miserable how did they win 9 games? Maybe Lovie is not such a bad coach.
Should have won 11-12 if coaches knew what they were doing. Stay in Wisconsin you have enough of your own problems!

Since: Oct 08

Denton, TX

#426 Jan 13, 2009
Larry Dickman wrote:
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I've forgotten more since i started typing this message than you will ever know in your life.
You need to develop your comprehension skills ... a good new year's goal for 2009.
ahh gross rexman, last time cowboys won a playoff game, 1996 my friend. Even da Brarsz have won a playoff game since then.
K20A2_S

Edwardsville, IL

#427 Jan 13, 2009
Jaythejokedotcom wrote:
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ahh gross rexman, last time cowboys won a playoff game, 1996 my friend. Even da Brarsz have won a playoff game since then.
cardinals have won 3 more playof games than the cowboys since 96......lol.....

Bears have the 2nd most wins in the NFC over the last 4 yrs with 40 win, behind the Giants with 41

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