Bears vs. Eagles

Bears vs. Eagles Sunday Night Football Cheat Sheet: 12.22.13

After the (8-6) Bears win on Sunday against Cleveland, cialis I was only partially relieved.  Yes, capsule Cutty was a little rusty… but he managed to pull through and gained that 4th quarter momentum when we needed him most.  Better yet, healing our defense even showed signs of life with a pick-six! Yet, full relief was not felt until Monday night when the football Gods shined down upon us handing Detroit a much-needed loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

The Bears now sit in first place in the NFC North with a one-game lead in the division.

The Bears need to continue their winning ways on Sunday Night when they take the national stage on NBC’s Sunday Night Football against the (8-6) NFC East leading Philadelphia Eagles.  A win tonight gets the Bears one step closer to the playoffs, but first they must get past the surging Eagles who will be looking to clinch the NFC East tonight with a win at home. The Bears also need the Detroit Lions to lose today at home against the New York Giants. There’s a lot riding on tonight’s game. With a full day to prepare for the matchup ahead, here’s what you need to know:

What You Need to Know:

  • Last Sunday, the (8-6) Philadelphia Eagles had a five-game win streak snapped to a Adrian Peterson-less Minnesota (ouch).  The Eagles are looking to get back at their hot streak and need a victory to continue their journey to the post-season.
  • The Bears can clinch the division Sunday with a win – but only if the Packers and Lions lose their respective games.  So pending on those games which occur earlier in the day, we will have a better idea of what’s at stake Sunday night.

Who and What to Watch For: 

EAGLES:

LeSean McCoy

  • The Real McCoy: RB LeSean McCoy has more yards (1,017) and touchdowns (5) on rushes than any other team this season. He’s hungry and eager to get the ball vs. Chicago on Sunday – so expect the Eagles to run the ball by the Bears mediocre defense.
  • QB Nick Foles has been playing decent football since he replaced QB Michael Vick in game 6 of the season. Versus Minnesota last week, he threw for 428 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. He’ll be working to target McCoy frequently as the team has made it obvious that they plan to rush often.

BEARS:

  • The Dynamic Duo: In last week’s win against the Browns, Alshon Jeffery had 5 receptions for 72 yards and another amazing TD and Brandon Marshall had 6 receptions for 95 yards and 1 TD.  They can’t and won’t be stopped, so good luck Philly!
  • No D for Chicago:The Eagles have the number 1 rushing offense in the league and the Bears are straight up awful on the rush defense this year (yeah we’re first too… first place at having the WORST run defense).  Luckily for the Bears, Briggs might be back after he’d been out for more than 6 weeks with a shoulder injury.

Lance Briggs

  • Since our beloved Charles “Peanut” Tillman has been confirmed out for the remainder of the season with a tricept tear, it would be nice to see another one of the beloved defense vets (like Briggs) back out on the field.

 

Your Take Away Piece: 

“I’m redundant here but the Bears aren’t the only ones in the NFL struggling with their defenses, as Philadelphia’s is weak too.  This gives our crazy-good offense an opportunity to shine; I expect a high scoring game on both sides.  While the Eagles might have the #1 rush, they don’t have the best receivers in the league and I’m putting money on Alshon and Brandon to lead the way victory vs. the Eagles.”

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Check out the game in the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday night at 7:30PM on NBC.

About the author: Ashley Sellers. Bears Correspondent. A native of the NW Chicago suburbs, Ashley is a devout Chicago sports fan with a particular love for the Sox, Bears and Blackhawks. A graduate of SIU-Carbondale with a BA Radio-Television and a MA in Public Relations/Advertising, Ashley is a communications professional who occassionally moonlights as a dance instructor.  She is also a member of a dance company in the suburbs and she collects teddy bears and donates them to the children’s floor in local area hospitals through her “Prayer Bears Care” initiative.  In addition to the ’05 World Series and the 2010, 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup championships, her favorite sports moment was “shooting the puck” at a Blackhawks game (she missed).

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