12/12/2009- Green Bay Packers
Depending on how the season goes for both Bears and Packers, this game could be for division title.
Both teams will be better prepared this time around after they haven't squared off since week 1. For the Packers sake, they should have the 3-4 pretty squared in by now but possible injuries could hurt them. The injuries also go for the Bears too. Whether or not the Bears are deep (or not) in the playoff race, they should still go full speed in this game. I mean, it IS a rivalry game.
12/20/2009- @ Baltimore Ravens
It amazes me that people are saying Urlacher is in the downside of his career because Ray Lewis was drafted four years earlier then Urlacher and he is still playing at a elite level and going to countless Pro Bowls. There is no reason for Urlacher to not be in Pro Bowl form after seeing (Sugar) Ray playing. AWW SUGAR!!!!
Anyways, Ray Lewis returns as the leader of a strong Baltimore defense that is compiled of Pro Bowlers Terrel Suggs and Ed Reed. Though the defense did take a hit in free agency by losing Bart Scott, Jim Leonard, Chris McAllister, and Corey Ivy, but they shouldn't lose a step at all. This defense is still one of the best in the league.
The offense has now become dangerous as well. After a failed head coaching gig in Miami, Cam Cameron came in as Offensive Coordinator and made Joe Flacco into a potential elite QB and got the most out of his trio of RBs: Willis McGahee, Ray Rice, and fullback-now-runningback LeRon McClain. Their WRs are in limbo just like ours but this group did very well in the playoffs last year so they are still a threat.
Depending on the record the Bears have at the time, they could throw this game away or sit out starters and rest them up for our next two division games. But if its the other way.....lets hope the Bears can get it together and pull it out.
I put these games together because this goes for both teams. Whether Bears are out or not, they gotta go full force on both games. The Vikings are still a a playoff-caliber team and we may have to knock them out of the race. Also Detroit could be a dark horse this year so I don't know. Either way, no excuse for the Bears to be lazy in these games.
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(I know this is a analysis but if i had to predict season outcome, 10-6 or 11-5)