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Grossman vs. Cutler: Although both QBs have similar traits, namely big arms and a propensity for hot and cold streaks, Cutler wins this battle easily. His mobility and confidence alone give him the edge over Grossman.
Thomas Jones/Cedric Benson vs. Matt Forte/Chester Taylor: Forte and Taylor offer better blocking and receiving skills than their 2006 counterparts; but their run production has not matched that of Jones and Benson. Thus, the 2006 squad has the advantage in the running game.
2006 receiving corps vs. 2010 corps: In 2006, WR Bernard Berrain enjoyed a highly productive season, as he was Grossman’s favorite target for his trademark deep pass. However, the 2010 corps has much more diversity and depth in Knox, Hester and Bennett, none of whom are superstars, but they are solid targets for Cutler. The advantage goes to the 2010 Bears for receiving.
2006 offensive line vs. 2010 line: The 2006 Bears enjoyed excellent run production due to a strong offensive line that was anchored by Olin Kreutz, John Tait and Ruben Brown. The strong line of 2006 easily outperforms the makeshift 2010 line, which has struggled with pass protection all season.
Verdict: The offense of 2010, with its strong passing game behind the dynamic play of Jay Cutler, has the advantage over the 2006 Bears. Although the 2006 squad was excellent in September and October, the unit's production began declining as soon as opposing defenses figured out how to counter Grossman by generating pressure and cutting off the deep route.