Sunday, January 15, 2006

TOMORROW'S HEADLINE TODAY: "BEARS WIN, MOTIVATED BY SHUTTING UP CHRIS 'STILL LAME AFTER ALL THESE YEARS' BERMAN"

Aside from his gutless "let's pounce on Limbaugh now that he's gone" commentary and blithering idiocy any time he addresses a serious issue, Berman's schtick is as annoying as Bill Walton. Do I need to explain that any further? And--like Walton--he needs to be put out to pasture. I hope beyond hope our beloved Bears will win for the good of humanity so that we are no longer subjected to nicks like Jake "There's No Place" Delhomme again.

Prediction: Bears 16, Panthers 10

Why?

Both the Bears and Panthers have outstanding defenses and mediocre offenses, except the Bears are 5th in the conference in Rushing offense. They will run enough to make a difference and the inexperienced Grossman will threaten to throw more than 3 or 4 yards per attempt. On the other hand, Delhomme is a proven and pretty good QB, but if the Panthers aren't able to run, forget it.

So, will Carolina run on the Bears? Nope. Deshaun Foster and his toe will have plenty of time to rest after the game. If you look at his numbers you will see he had his big games against Atlanta, the 14th rated rushing defense in the conference (i.e. 3rd worst). And even New Orleans, one of 2 teams worse than Atlanta in this, held him to 75 yds on 21 carries. Above average rushing D's like Tampa, Chicago, and Dallas all held him to less than that, much, much less. And if you are thinking about his 151 yds against the Giants--as Urlacher said it, "We're not the Giants."