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Monday night is a must win game. If the defense is so great, hold the Queens scoreless. 

I don't care how they cobble a victory together, just get one or the season is shot.

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Just hope there's a little pride left on the defensive side of the ball....so that the Vikings RB don't go off on us, like he did the Lion's!

Matt Nagy: "I know we need to run the ball more. I'm not an idiot."

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My concern is the defense will play good until they get tired, because the offense can't keep on the field, and the D will play too many snaps during the game.

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It has been a common theme. We keep waiting for the lightbulb to click on. Let's hope it's this game.

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The defense wont win us this game. And if the defense is the only reason we win, then we might as well lose. This is not just a must win, it is critical that the offense show that they can find a way to move the ball and put up points.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Calbrooks wrote:

The defense wont win us this game. And if the defense is the only reason we win, then we might as well lose. This is not just a must win, it is critical that the offense show that they can find a way to move the ball and put up points.

Let Foles be Foles. Air it out and let the chips fall where they may.

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5 things to watch for in the Chicago Bears’ Week 10 game:

 

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Just how much of a boost will a play-calling change from Matt Nagy to Bill Lazor provide the Bears offense?

Nagy announced that major move after practice Friday and expressed confidence that Lazor will be able to spark something in a stagnant offense.

“This is Bill’s opportunity to do what he wants to do and call what he wants to call,” Nagy said.

For starters, Lazor must have a feel for just how much he can trust the protection of his offensive line, which figures to take the field Monday night with Eric Kush as the team’s fourth starting center in as many games. Kush likely will have Alex Bars and Charles Leno to his left and Germain Ifedi and Rashaad Coward to his right. And the goal for the line will be to establish a consistent pocket in which Nick Foles can feel comfortable.

We will all be watching this one. Has Lazor had enough time to make a plan on how to call the game? Will he be given fll control? Will he be able to overcome the lack of an Oline and missing the top two RBs and get something going on the ground to take the pressure off Foles? Will he have a better feel for the game that Foles feels more comfortable with? Lots to watch for.

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Dalvin Cook has been the Vikings' workhorse during their two-game winning streak, touching the ball or being targeted on 57 of the Vikings' 104 offensive plays. In that stretch, he has accounted for 59% of the team’s yards from scrimmage and six of their nine touchdowns. Yet while the Bears secondary will be needed in helping to slow Cook, it also will have to remain alert with the Vikings' play-action passing game.

“It’s going to take great communication and everybody being on the same page,” defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano said. “We need great discipline, great technique and everybody being very good with their eyes.”

Adam Thielen remains Kirk Cousins' security blanket. Thielen leads the team with 37 catches for 480 yards and seven touchdowns and has the Bears' attention. Rookie Justin Jefferson, meanwhile, has proved to be a big-play threat as well with 34 receptions for 627 yards and three scores.

Said Bears safety Eddie Jackson: “With the 50-50 balls, a lot of times when the ball’s in the air, he’s coming down with it. And to see that from a young guy, that’s something special this early on in his career.”

Huge key here. Stop Cook and the Bears secondary/pass rush will destroy Cousins. Let Cook run all day and it will be ugly.

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It was the NFC championship game in January 2018, and Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to a resounding 38-7 victory by completing 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns. Foles of course went on to be Super Bowl MVP two weeks later.

“He played great that night, as did their team,” Zimmer said. “He made some great deep-ball throws. It seemed like he converted on all the key plays throughout the ballgame. He did a great job of getting them in the right calls and plays and things like that. And he did it under pressure.”

Foles is under a different type of pressure now, three years and two teams later as he tries to help dig the Bears out of an offensive rut that has resulted in a three-game losing streak.

The Bears quarterback spoke this week of the energy he and the Eagles felt during that NFC title game and used it as an example of the energy the Bears need to create for themselves as they try to get into a groove for the first time in weeks.

“It had nothing to do with any of the plays or anything. I just remember the energy (from the NFC championship game),” Foles said. “Meek Mill came on, and the place went crazy. It’ll always be a special moment in my life just being right there, taking a moment, looking at my teammates, looking at my coaches and taking a step back from the game of football and realizing it’s more than a game. It’s about the people you do it with. That’s what I remember. And then obviously the energy was then transferred to the field and it was just an explosion on the field. It was a good night.”

Will Foles finally feel the heat enough to start playing with authority again? The last few games he has been lackluster at best. Was it the disconnect between Nagy and him? Maybe him and Lazor will light it up.

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Running back David Montgomery remains in the concussion protocol and is out for Monday night’s game, leaving the Bears with some adjusting to do as they look for ways to resuscitate their running game. Second-year back Ryan Nall could be positioned for more work. Nall scored his first career touchdown late in Sunday’s loss to the Titans. The Bears also could turn to undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce or perhaps even promote Lamar Miller from the practice squad for a boost.

“It’s something we’re definitely looking into,” Nagy said of Miller. “… When he was playing at his highest level, he was one of the best running backs in the NFL. So to have a guy like that, to me there’s an excitement of the possibility of him being able to fill a role for us.”

In other injury news, rookie tight end Cole Kmet returned to practice Saturday morning and is listed as questionable with a groin issue. Allen Robinson, Jason Spriggs and Barkevious Mingo are also listed as questionable with knee injuries. Reserve offensive lineman Sam Mustipher (knee) is doubtful. And Mitch Trubisky (shoulder), John Jenkins (ankle) and Sherrick McManis (finger) remain out.

Just going to say that it is becoming a pretty bad year for injuries. Our offense has been trashed.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/bears/ct-cb-chicago-bears-vikings-bill-lazor-dalvin-cook-roquan-smith-20201115-j56brddhsjhxrmzi2jolfvrqzi-story.html

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It's almost hard to get upset with what's going on with the offense because the o-line is a true dumpster fire. You can blame Pace for the starters, who are probably all second stringers on another team except Daniels and Whitehead, but the injuries are just bad luck. This starting lineup would scare the crap out of me if I was Nick Foles. 

If I'm Lazor, I'm converting to a Sean McVay style offense and I'm running nothing but misdirection and screen passes all day.

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Just a side note. When Lazor called plays for Foles in 2013, the Eagles went 8-2

When you bleed, make it orange and navy blue

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billwade wrote:

Just a side note. When Lazor called plays for Foles in 2013, the Eagles went 8-2

I thought that was DeFilippo that was calling plays for Foles?

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Calbrooks wrote:

 

billwade wrote:

Just a side note. When Lazor called plays for Foles in 2013, the Eagles went 8-2

I thought that was DeFilippo that was calling plays for Foles?

Not in 2013

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