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Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:08 pm

The Bears are 6.5 point favorites against a division opponent which is shocking since they haven't beaten a divisional opponent since 2007. The Bears are also in first place and control their own playoff destiny. Although they have virtually no chance at a first round bye, they can avoid the top wild card team, Carolina if they maintain their current position. This is a pretty big game; not only is it a divisional matchup, but it's a preview of their Thanksgiving Day matchup in Detroit, 11 days later. A win here will make the Lions a longshot for the playoffs, as they go Bears/Panthers/Bears/Rams over their next four. Anyway, I hope the Bears smoke the Lions and start revving up for a potential divisional championship.
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:16 pm

My little quirky facts that only I care about: It would be interesting if the Bears made the playoffs without a bye because it would be the first time they played on Wild Card weekend in 24 years (1994 was the last time). I'm assuming that has to be the longest streak in football.

Edit: 1994 is also the last time they've played a road playoff game (besides the neutral site Super Bowl XLI)
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby Brian707 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:36 pm

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Edit: 1994 is also the last time they've played a road playoff game (besides the neutral site Super Bowl XLI)



They went into Minnesota and beat the Vikings before getting destroyed by SF. If my memory is correct the 49ers were 17 point favorites.
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:40 pm

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Edit: 1994 is also the last time they've played a road playoff game (besides the neutral site Super Bowl XLI)



They went into Minnesota and beat the Vikings before getting destroyed by SF. If my memory is correct the 49ers were 17 point favorites.


Yep. I remember watching that SF game with my dad. On the 49ers first possession, they lost a fumble to the Bears, who then kicked a FG for a 3-0 lead. My dad gave me a high five and I thought they were going to win. By halftime I think I was playing Mortal Kombat.
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby bukie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:19 pm

Bears are elite, Lions are bad. Bears by 14.
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:37 pm

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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby Derwood » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:08 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/patrickfinley/status/1059507685194981377


It's listed as flexed on the Bears Facebook page
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby Brian707 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:11 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the Rams or Packers home games is also flexed
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby rawaction » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:41 pm

Flex sucks. Sunday night game followed by a Thursday noon game. Looking at 60 hours with travel between division games.

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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm

rawaction wrote:Flex sucks. Sunday night game followed by a Thursday noon game. Looking at 60 hours with travel between division games.

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Jeez, forgot about the Thanksgiving game. That's dumb.
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby BigSlick » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:49 pm

i'm kinda lazily following this season but i'm mad at the schedulemakers for this whole 'play the Lions twice in like 15 days' thing

also dont the bears get the bye in the first 4 weeks like every year
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:14 pm

yea, the schedule makers blow this year. and it isn't EVERY year they get the bye 4 weeks in, but it happens enough
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby Brian707 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:34 pm

BigSlick wrote:also dont the bears get the bye in the first 4 weeks like every year



It usually isn't until like week 8 or 9. Bye weeks this decade

2018 Week 5
2017 Week 9
2016 Week 9
2015 Week 7
2014 Week 9
2013 Week 8
2012 Week 6
2011 Week 8
2010 Week 8
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby rawaction » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:34 pm

Interesting twist on this game...

Bears 5-3, losses to GB, Miami, New England
Lions 3-5, wins against GB, Miami, New England.

Lions have only beat the teams the Bears have lost to. So if the Lions win, the only thing we can determine is that the Bears will have beaten themselves.

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Postby rawaction » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:35 pm

BigSlick wrote:i'm kinda lazily following this season but i'm mad at the schedulemakers for this whole 'play the Lions twice in like 15 days' thing

also dont the bears get the bye in the first 4 weeks like every year
Twice in 11 days.

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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby David » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:33 pm

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teameff

Bears #4 overall in DVOA

#1 in defense, #10 in offense, #26 in ST

Also, they've got them with a 67% chance to win the division, 20% chance at a bye, and 79% overall to make the playoffs
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:38 pm

David wrote:https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teameff

Bears #4 overall in DVOA

#1 in defense, #10 in offense, #26 in ST

Also, they've got them with a 67% chance to win the division, 20% chance at a bye, and 79% overall to make the playoffs


But Lombardi says Mitch sucks and the Bears havent played anyone good so obviously we suck
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:39 pm



Sucks, I know some people wanted him
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm

UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1060164390169628672?s=21

Sucks, I know some people wanted him



I'm not sure I really wanted him unless he was cheap. He does have some mileage and our DE's are pretty solid as is. If anything, I really want a new kicker.
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby David » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:18 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1060164390169628672?s=21

Sucks, I know some people wanted him



I'm not sure I really wanted him unless he was cheap. He does have some mileage and our DE's are pretty solid as is. If anything, I really want a new kicker.


it sucks that he missed that kick in Miami but i don't really see how parkey has been a big problem

he's 13/16... 5/7 from 40-49 and 1/2 from 50+ (28/28 on xp also)
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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby Old Style » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:13 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:The Bears are 6.5 point favorites against a division opponent which is shocking since they haven't beaten a divisional opponent since 2007.

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Re: Week 10: Lions at Bears Sunday noon on Fox

Postby David » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:19 pm

what is hyperbole
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