Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sometimes you eat the Bears, sometimes the Bears eat you

Good advice for the Dude is good advice for the Packers.
Today it will be suggested at least 600 times that tonight's is a Must Win game for the Pack, which, of course it's not. But that doesn't mean we're not in for some fireworks that should lead to some big fantasy scores.
Whether Green Bay is in a do-or-die spot or not is barely debatable, what's not debatable is that the Pack will hit the Bears with their very best punch. No one wants to drop two big games at home, and the Bears D isn't quite as smothering as it once was.
On the other side of the ball, however, the Bears' offense is primed for a big year behind Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte and Michael Bush.
The no. 1 rule to beating the interception-happy Pack is ball protection. The blueprint is to run the ball often, keeping it out of the thieving hands of the Pack backfield. Look for both Bears backs to pile up the yards and Marshall to pick up good chunks across the middle.
Basically this game feels like a fantasy shoot out. If you got 'em start 'em.


J said...

I hope you're right. Of course, Forte has to have a couple 30-yard TD runs, since he has been banned from the red zone.

And in the Bizarro World of my league, where one has to field separate D and ST units, if Randall Cobb is the new Hester/Cribbs, I'll be one happy camper.

moppin said...

They were right. It was a must win game. Look into the percentage of teams that start 0-2 that make it to the playoffs. one out of ten. Education my friend.