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on rencontre des gens qui donne un sens a la vie Last time we opened by saying what a difference a week makes. Well, such is the rollercoaster that is the NFL we’re saying the same again this week, but for much different reasons.

go We’ve gone from the highs of a much overdue win (27-20) in Green Bay (now 5-4) to the lows of an equally rare home defeat (19-21), and series sweep, at the hands of the Detroit Lions (now 6-3). In just a fortnight we’ve shifted from being at risk of slipping out of the race with the Packers and Lions for the NFC North, to being one win away from taking sole possession of the division lead, to being one game plus a tie-breaker back behind the first place Lions.

espace rencontre annecy le vieux adresse Worse than that, the key injuries have continued to mount for the Bears, with cornerback Charles Tillman joining the other former Pro Bowl members of the defense that are already on the sidelines, potentially looking at a season or even Bears career ending injury unless Chicago are in the playoffs when his designation to return from IR would kick in, plus quarterback Jay Cutler coming down with another lower body injury, with the team saying that it is a new injury (a problematic high ankle sprain) rather than what the media speculate to be an equally troublesome re-occurrence of the groin injury that he was originally so quick to recover from.

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http://mariondentalgroup.com/?myur=premiere-rencontre-avec-un-homme-balance&161=74 Up next for the Bears, who are at home for the second straight week, is a team undergoing a similar white knuckle ride in 2013. The difference for the visiting Baltimore Ravens (4-5) is possibly that they have the luxury and achievement of being the reigning Superbowl winners to fall back on, while it’s been seven seasons since the Bears were at the main event, fast approaching 30 years since the team lifted the Lombardi Trophy, and the window on what remains of what was once considered an elite group of defensive players is all but shut. Or maybe the expectation is higher for Baltimore given that since they’ve recently been crowned the league’s best they should therefore be expected to play like it.

follow link So take a deep breath and remind yourself that, despite all the shitty luck with injuries, there is still plenty to play for and the opportunity to take a prized scalp as we head into the latest installment of the 2013 season of the Beardown Chicago Bears Game Previews.

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https://cryptonextlevel.com/miser/2890 As the Ravens only came into being in 1996, after Cleveland Browns owner Art Model announced the team’s relocation and rebranding, leaving the legacy of the Browns at home in Ohio for a new franchise to take over three years later, there’s not much to discuss in this one. Although while the Browns have continued to suck in Cleveland, the now Ravens enjoyed a new lease of life. They’ve reached the playoffs nine times since 2000, getting to the Superbowl twice (2000 & 2012) and, after the Bears lost against the Indianapolis Colts in the mid point between the Ravens’ wins, currently sitting as the only franchise with a perfect record in their Superbowl history.

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Anyway, back on the regular season rivalry. Despite the varying degrees of recent success for the two franchises, the series is currently split at 2-2, with all of the victories coming for the home team. There is only one series for the Bears that has been played less frequently, and that’s the Houston Texans (3 games). The Bears won 24-3 at Soldier Field in the opening fixture in 1998, while the Ravens took the return 17-6 in 2001, before the Bears edged a defensive battle 10-6 in their last win against the Ravens, back in 2005. Fast forward to 2009 for the last time these teams faced each other, and it’s probably best if you keep the FFWD button held down as this is about to get really ugly.

Last Time Out

I seem to be noticing a pattern with some of these recaps from the latter Lovie years, and this one is no different in terms of general frustrating ineptitude. Roll on when we are able to look at some Trestman recaps with a better degree of satisfaction.

Anyway, where do you want to start? Lets leave Cutler out of this one for a change and start with Matt Forte, who managed just 69 yards on 20 carries while the offense failed to get into the endzone in a 31-7 rout at the M&T Bank Stadium.  Okay, it’s no good, lets get back on Cutler. He opened this one with picks on his first two drives, led an offense that failed to score after a 2nd and 1 situation, ended with three picks overall (part of five turnovers overall for the offense) and a 7.9 QB rating after completing only 10 of 27 passes, and was part of a stinking mess that could only generate 41 yards on the final 10 drives. But then he was hampered by a Jerry Angelo assembled offensive line and Ron Turner for an offensive coordinator.

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And all this while Ravens QB Joe Flacco had a career day with 4 touchdowns on 21 of 29 passing for 234 yards for a 135.6 rating, and running back Ray Rice managed a much healthier 87 yards on 16 carries.

Lets finish this one on a positive or two. Despite missing Pro Bowl kick returner Devin Hester the Bears managed to get plenty of production from their special teams depth, with WR Earl Bennett contributing the team’s only touchdown by returning a punt 49 yards, ending with 76 total punt return yards on four returns. And as for the Bears creating turnovers of their own in response to the six that they coughed up, their sole pick came from a player who’s going to see a lot of action in this one, cornerback Zack Bowman.

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Sticking with one time starting Bears with a point to prove, there’s one on the Ravens roster in the form of 2007 fifth round pick Corey Graham, who made 10 starts for the Bears in 77 games up until the 2011 season. During that time Graham contributed 117 tackles and 4 interceptions, but what has been missed even more since his departure is that he was the special teams leading tackler during that period, amassing 104 stops. Such was the contribution of Graham to former Bears ST coordinator Dave Toub’s unit that he was called up to the Pro Bowl, but it was increased reps on defense that was the main driver in Graham leaving Chicago for pastures new, something he just wasn’t going to get behind the likes of Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.

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Bears who were Ravens

We’ve already mentioned how annoyingly successful the upstart Ravens have been in their brief history, and there is a major part of their first Superbowl success currently on the Bears coaching staff. From 1999 to 2004 Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh served as the Ravens offensive coordinator, somehow coaching inconsistent 1994 6th overall pick QB Trent Dilfer to a Superbowl win. It wasn’t all sunshine and roses for Cavanaugh, with his offense failing to score for the first five games of the season. But after an initial scoreless week with Dilfer at the helm after he replaced Tony Banks, the offense clicked enough to win seven straight and ultimately clinch a wildcard berth with a 12-4 record. But to win a Superbowl with a passer who has a career 70.2 QB rating, 55.5% completion percentage and more interceptions than touchdown passes (113 TDs vs 129 INTS), that’s quite something.

There’s one more former Raven on the active roster, and he could have even more prominent a role in this one than the man that has to help mentor Bears QB Josh McCown to continued success back in a starting role. After failing to make the grade for the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State in 2005, Bears kicker Robbie Gould got a second chance with the Baltimore Ravens, lasting three weeks on their practice squad before feeling the cut once more. Gould took a sabbatical, working for a construction firm in Pennsylvania, before an injury to Bears kicker Doug Brien opened another door for Gould in Chicago. a 77% field goal and 95% PAT success rate later and he was now nailed down as the starter heading into the Bears NFC Championship winning 2006 season.

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Looking back over a career in which Gould has become the third most accurate kicker in NFL history, and it’s a big win for Chicago over Baltimore, and New England for that matter. But that’s football, you win some you lose some.

Bears/Ravens Connections

In 1988 Bears head coach Marc Trestman served as the quarterbacks coach for the previous incarnation of the Baltimore Ravens, the Cleveland Browns, being promoted to offensive coordinator the following season. And all this was while current Ravens GM and executive VP Ozzie Newsome was making a similarly big impact as tight end for the Browns.

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Wind the clock on the best part of two decades and Bears wide receiver and kick returner Eric Weems was in his rookie season in Atlanta. His first special teams mentor was Falcons ST coordinator Jerry Rosburg, who now holds the dual role of assistant head coach and ST coordinator for the Ravens.

Still on the Ravens coaching staff, secondary coach Teryl Austin was the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach for the University of Florida while Bears rookie middle linebacker Jonathan Bostic was a sophomore for the Gators.

Finally for this segment, it’s worth pointing out that Ravens offensive assistant Jay Harbaugh got his first crack at coaching, as a student assistant, at Oregon State. And this was at the same time as when Bears DT Stephen Paea was dominating the interior of the Beavers defensive line.

Bears/Ravens Plotlines & Keys to the Game

Four Quarters

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Last week we opened with the growing Bears injury report, and being grateful for Pro Bowl Bears corner Charles Tillman being healthy, and look how well that went. On the plus side, the injury report is shrinking, but on the flip side that’s because IR’d players don’t appear on it. There are two Bears currently listed at out, and they are the leaders of the defense, Lance Briggs (shoulder) and the offense, Jay Cutler (ankle). As of Wednesday, there were three players listed as did not participate, long snapper Patrick Mannelly (calf), defensive end Shea McClellin (hamstring) and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (groin). And seeing the way that the defensive line struggled to get to Lions QB Matt Stafford, it’s painfully obvious how much the Bears would benefit from having either, or preferably both, of the former defensive player of the week, or former pro bowler, in the rotation.

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As for the Ravens, there are no players listed as being out and, like the Bears, three listed as did not participate in practice. These were defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee), linebacker Daryl Smith (thigh) and cornerback Lardarius Webb (groin). The Ravens injury report has a few extra names though, with the limited participation in practice list being padded out by safety James Ihedigbo (toe) and corner Jimmy Smith (groin). And as for those that have returned to full participation and are expected to be good to go on Sunday, you are looking at the return of running back Bernard Pierce and wide receiver Brandon Stokley.

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Moving on from injuries, both of these teams are attempting to recover from a different kind of loss, the huge void created by the loss of All Pro middle linebackers. For over a decade these two franchises have benefited from having Hall of Famers manning the middle of their stellar defenses. For the Bears, Brian Urlacher, selected 9th overall out of New Mexico in 2000, and in his 13 seasons spent solely with the Chicago Bears earning eight Pro Bowl appearances plus, in the 2005 season, the NFL defensive player of the year award. And for the Ravens, Ray Lewis, chosen 26th overall out of Miami in 1996, playing four more seasons than Urlacher and being selected to two more Pro Bowls and winning one more NFL defensive player of the year award. He also had the distinction of being named MVP in Superbowl XXXV.

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So how the hell do you replace that kind of legacy and production? Well it’s become apparent from the struggles of the two defenses in their first seasons without their defensive leaders, not very easily. In the offseason both teams took a very similar route, suprisingly taking a first round pass on top prospects such as Alec Ogletree and Manti Te’o, both teams settling for second tier but very much athletic prospects in the next round, with Florida’s Jon Bostic and Kansas State’s Arthur Brown being drafted six picks apart. The similarity didn’t end there, with the Ravens signing 10 year veteran middle linebacker Daryl Smith after his release by Jacksonville, while the Bears acquired a 10 year veteran of their own, this time from Denver, in the form of D.J.Williams.

But while Daryl Smith has started all nine games in the post Lewis era, D.J.Williams is out for the season and the rookie, Bostic, is now heading towards his fourth start of his young career. But if Smith isn’t fully recovered then this could be a battle of the second round picks. Figure for this particular plotline to get a mention or two.


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Last week at 2 we looked at Cutler vs Stafford, and the fact that Cutler usually emerged on top. So swiftly moving onto McCown, if he’s going to have a hope in hell of continuing his impressive streak of turnover free ball, then the likes of tackles Jermon Bushrod and rookie Jordan Mills are going to have their work cut out trying to keep the Ravens edge rushers off their stand in quarterback. Lets face it, I don’t think that, after all we’ve gone through so far this season, we are quite ready for the sight of Jordan Palmer trying to lead us to victory.

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And it’s the edge rush which is probably the strength of the entire Ravens defense, if not the team with $130 million dollar man Joe Flacco struggling to repeat his Superbowl winning glory at quarterback. Step forward OLB’s Terrell Suggs, an 11 year former first round pick with 9 sacks in 9 games, and former Bronco Elvis Dumervil, an eight year pro just half a sack behind Suggs. With several players next in the charts with just a sack or two, it’s going to be key for the Bears that veteran Pro Bowl left tackle Bushrod can keep McCown’s blind side protected while Mills works on the other edge rusher with the benefit of some assistance from his inside, the tight end or his backfield.

One way or another, it’s going to be a big day for an offensive line that, a few blips aside (including last week against Fairley and Suh) has during the course of the season put in some much better shifts than long suffering Bears fans have been used to in recent years.

Bears Number 4 White

Last week we used most of our final words to tip our cap to Bears running back Matt Forte, who had recorded his 16th 100 yard rushing game in the hard fought and extremely satisfying win at the Packers (125 yards on 24 carries). In those 16 games the Bears had lost only once. So we wondered if rookie guard Kyle Long could see more consistency in his second crack at the Lions’ Suh, in the hope that maybe that division lead could be in reach.

We hoped that Forte would shine for the second straight week, easily achieve the 24 yards required to break the 1,000 yards from scrimmage barrier (658 rushing and 316 receiving) on his way to the 304 total yards needed to put him into second place in franchise history, ahead of Neal Anderson, behind the great Walter Payton.

After already mentioning about how he struggled last time out against the Ravens, well after an outing against the Lions featuring a pitiful 33 yards on 17 runs for just 1.9 yards per carry, and just 4 receptions for 16 yards, Forte has limped across the 1,000 yards from scrimmage marker for the season with seven games still to play. He now needs 255 to surpass Neal Anderson in second place behind Walter Payton. It could be a tall order to get that in just one game, especially with the likes of receivers Brandon Marshall (7 catches for 139 yards and 2 TDs) and Alshon Jeffery (9 catches for 114 yards) playing out of their skins. And with three starting defensive backs for the Ravens flirting with the injury report during the week (Webb, Smith and Ihedigbo), maybe McCown is in a pretty good spot to continue where he left of with Cutler’s favourite toys.

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Here’s hoping.


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Fast approaching 30 years as a Bears fan, oh man does that make me feel old. With only one Superbowl win to show for it, oh man does that make me feel depressed. But Lovie says this is the most talented roster he's had, oh man does that make me feel... like deja vu? Anyway, Go Bears!!!

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