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Old 09-14-2009, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default UP NEXT FOR BEARS VS. STEELERS

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UP NEXT FOR BEARS VS. STEELERS, 3:15 P.M. SUNDAY, WBBM-CH. 2
Up next for Chicago Bears: Pittsburgh Steelers

September 14, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...49,print.story

QUICK LOOK: It's rarely a good time to play the defending Super Bowl champions, but the Bears might have caught a break by drawing the Steelers in Week 2. It appears they will catch the Steelers without safety Troy Polamalu, their best player.

The Steelers should give an official word on Polamalu on Monday, but the early word was he is expected to be out at least three weeks with a sprained knee.

The drop-off to 5-foot-9-inch Tyrone Carter is a significant one, and the Bears may try to exploit Carter with passes to tight ends Greg Olsen and Desmond Clark.

The Steelers struggled in the run game in their opener against the Titans, and it did not sit well with them. Look for them to rededicate to the run at Soldier Field. That could mean a healthy dose of Rashard Mendenhall, as well as Willie Parker and Mewelde Moore.

KEY STAT: Ben Roethlisberger threw for 363 yards in the opener, the third-highest passing total of his career.

KEY MATCHUP: Steelers wide receivers Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward each had more than 100 yards in their opening game. They will provide a stiff challenge for Bears cornerbacks, as both are crafty in terms of getting open and both are dangerous after the catch. The Bears will need Charles Tillman and Zack Bowman healthy and clicking.

EARLY PICK: Bears 20, Steelers 17.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:07 AM   #3
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I would love to see Mendenhall get a bunch of carries.
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And Bears are down two linebackers.
One report is Urlacher needs wrist surgery.
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i have faith in mendy and wished he got a few more chances in the first game. i really think he will have a productive season
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I know it's only the 2nd game, but isn't it about time for Logan to take one to da house?


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The Bears run D looked pretty stoudt against GB last night. That being said I read Urlacher had surgery this morning on his wrist so he will definitly be out. Their outside backer Tinoisamoa may also be out with a dinged up knee. He is having an MRI today. Maybe this will level the playing field a bit.
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Look for them to rededicate to the run at Soldier Field. That could mean a healthy dose of Rashard Mendenhall, as well as Willie Parker and Mewelde Moore

That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard.

The way the Pack was ripping apart the Bears weak secondary from the shotgun, no-huddle spread offense without any speed burner WR's means Holmes will have a field day.

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Brian Urlacher likely out for the season with wrist injury

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotr...st-injury.html
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I read Urlacher had surgery this morning on his wrist so he will definitly be out. Their outside backer Tinoisamoa may also be out with a dinged up knee. He is having an MRI today. Maybe this will level the playing field a bit.



You're kidding, right? Level the playing field?

They are going to miss Urlacher next week a whole lot more than we will miss Troy. We don't have backups. We have "starters in waiting", remember?
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