Bears @ Titans Game Thread

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    We'll find out if the Titans have the run game fixed when the Bears come to town on Sunday. Chicago has the #1 run defense allowing only a 77.9 yard average per game. They are 19th against the pass so I expect we'll see 35+ attempts on Sunday with, hopefully, a number of them headed towards Jared Cook who should give Hasselbeck a means to get the ball out quickly.

    The Bears defense have also been very opportunistic in creating turnovers. The Titans must take care of the football and generate a few of their own.

    If the Titans DL can get to Cutler, who has been on his backside 26 times already, it'll go a long way towards keeping the Bear offense in check. They hung 41 on the Colts earlier this season so it can get ugly fast if the Titans can't find pressure. Matt Forte will be licking his chops looking forward to facing the Titans 28th-ranked run D. I expect the Bears to run early and often which means the Titans safeties will need to play much closer to the line of scrimmage than they have most of the season.

    After blowing a game they should have won last week, it will be interesting to see if the Titans are going to come out focused and intense. Losing to the Colts makes winning this game that more important.

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  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO

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    I feel the key to this game is to keep Hass clean, spread the ball around, and use that to open things up for CJ and keep the D rested. Cutler will probably not light us up, in fact I expect a few INTs, and those INTs could win us the game.
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  3. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    Defense allows another 400 yards. CJ has an average game, against the best rush defense. Hasselbeck is forced to make plays and win the game, but comes up short.

    Bears - 27
    Titans - 17
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  4. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Bears 31
    Titans 13

    I think it's close for the first three quarters, and they run away with it at the end.

    I'd say the biggest thing in this game has to be our about our defense stepping up IMO. It's unlikely, I know. But it's possible to take advantage of the Bears' weak pass protection.

    It has to be a great overall team performance by us if we even stand a chance.
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  5. Banedon

    Banedon Camp Fodder

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    Just wanted to point out that this is a bit misleading on the pass defense. FootballOutsiders actually lists the Bears as the #1 pass defense.

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef

    And while they are 14th in passing yards allowed, they are 5th in passing yards per attempt and 9th in completion percentage allowed.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/passing/sort/yardsPerPassAttempt/position/defense
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  6. Ghost

    Ghost 3 Time US Navy 7th Fleet "Hogging" Champion

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    ARE YOU GUYS READY??? FOR SOME BAD TO MEDIOCRE FOOTBALL?!?!?!? :beerbang:
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  7. pepsidriver24

    pepsidriver24 @snydzie

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    Under this coaching staff the Titans have a knack for beating good teams at home, and losing to crappy teams. I think the Titans keep playoff hopes alive on Sunday. Cook and Britt get more involved by virtue of Hasselbeck just throwing it up & letting them have a chance to make plays. CJ average game. I think Palmer tries to go deep on one of the first few plays, to get out with an early lead. Titans win 20-16.
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  8. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

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    We may end up playing without at least 2 starting O-Lineman. Maybe more. That would be very bad for our running game going against the #1 run D in the league. I'm officially worried we may end up one dimensional on offense.
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  9. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Tweet me @JCBRAVE

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    Win this week and we're back in the race.
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  10. Na$hville

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    Our defense will get owned by Cutler, Forte, and Marshall, mainly because of Gray. I see Matt getting picked off and fumbling because the bears are good at forcing turnovers. Cj may get 50-60 yards if he shows up. Im not looking forward to it..
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