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Raider12 02.01.2019 02:11 PM

Wildcard. Eagles @ Bears.
 
Game day thread.


Mark

lee harris 10 02.01.2019 07:42 PM

its hard to bet against Nick Foles in the play-offs but this Bears defence at home might be 1 game to much.

hoping its one of those classic cold weather games where both defences dominate and the Eagle's d-line could cause the Bears offence some problems.

Tamar Raider 04.01.2019 11:10 AM

I like the Bears to win what I think will be a low scoring game.

Eagles 14 - 17 Bears.

djhdjh 05.01.2019 04:50 PM

I reckon exactly the same score. Can't see more than 40 points going on the board all told. Will be very tight and tense all the way.

Need Johnson to erase Mack like he did last season but even then Hicks will cause our interior some issues, need to be very patient with lots of short quick throws to neutralise their rush and avoid turnovers. Then hope that Cox and company can induce Trubisky into some mistakes, I don't think we can win unless the defence comes up with a score or a very short field at some point.

Still, I went 0-3 on predicting our play-offs last year, so Fly, Eagles, Fly.

RichardCunliffe 05.01.2019 05:36 PM

Sproles and Cohen could be key in this one. They are the type of players who can do damage in space, and they are the type of plays you need to find against these defensive fronts. Sproles has got 12 years on Cohen but somehow he still seems to have that short area quickness to hurt teams.

DarwinTheAardvark 06.01.2019 05:01 PM

Tough one to predict. Thought Philadelphia were done when the Saints blew them out, but they have regrouped to win 5 of 6 since then and go into the Playoffs with plenty of momentum. The Bears’ Defense is a dominant force that is capable of shutting down any team in the league, but I remain unconvinced by their Offense.

An Eagles win certainly wouldn’t surprise me, but I think the Bears will grind out an ugly win.

Bears 24 Eagles 13

RichardCunliffe 06.01.2019 10:25 PM

Defence on top, as expected. Those big plays are going to be so important in this one.

RichardCunliffe 06.01.2019 11:06 PM

Rules and replays, they just cause even more confusion. Slow mo's create instances that no one would be expected to seriously consider when making the rules.

Which QB is going to lose this game for their team? I'm guessing Trubisky.

RichardCunliffe 07.01.2019 12:11 AM

It's important for Trubisky to get the ball out in under 2.5 seconds....... unless you have 3.5 seconds in which case its fine. OK. :D

Trubisky proving his doubters (me included) wrong. He's made some nice throws.

goodkarma84 07.01.2019 12:39 AM

well executed from the Eagles, i thought that he got the 2.



dopey not to take that other TO by the Bears when they got the 1st down.


in general inconsistent refs and a bloody stupid rule, if replay shows it should of been a catch it should be a catch and the time never got put back the clock.

goodkarma84 07.01.2019 12:48 AM

i would of kicked it on 3rd just to allow for an error.

goodkarma84 07.01.2019 12:49 AM

and he chokes.

Two-minute drill 07.01.2019 12:49 AM

oh yeah :D ice ice baby.

Two-minute drill 07.01.2019 12:52 AM

doink the clown

boknows34 07.01.2019 12:54 AM

Robbie Gould would’ve kicked that.

goodkarma84 07.01.2019 01:03 AM

i also thought the 2pt try from the bears was lacking as a play.





Quote:

Originally Posted by boknows34 (Post 2391915)
Robbie Gould would’ve kicked that.


a 43 yarder with no wind, should be one most kickers make, its a cruel way to lose.


not sure he was praying to at the end after the miss but i guess he forgot to pray before it or wishing doesnt work ;)

DarwinTheAardvark 07.01.2019 05:15 AM

Turns out Parkey’s kick was partially tipped...

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottGust...95504970919936

nick_chicane 07.01.2019 09:33 AM

Disappointed with this. I'd have preferred the Saints having already played them and beaten them. Better to play someone you know.

djhdjh 07.01.2019 01:17 PM

That on top of Barnet beating Sheffield United? What a day of sport.:D

Nigel Bradham had the game of his life. He is our top linebacker, regardless that Jordan Hicks is generally considered that.

Trubisky remains their weakness. A good QB would have put more on us comfortably, it was only once Maddox kept hunting for picks and getting burned that they got anything going.

Still, we're off to New Orleans. If we can cover a 40 point spread this time, that would be grand. Fly, Eagles, Fly.

European Bob 07.01.2019 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nick_chicane (Post 2391920)
Disappointed with this. I'd have preferred the Saints having already played them and beaten them. Better to play someone you know.

Ask the Ravens how that worked out for them. Or the Seahawks.

Ollyrules 07.01.2019 06:37 PM

To be honest I thought both QBs played pretty poorly - Foles made some horrific throws but did ok on the final drive.

Trubisky was horrific for three quarters - and the Bears offence barely moved the ball all day. He should have been picked off three times - how they dropped that ball in the end zone I’ll never know. He really needs to improve this off season if the Bears are to take the next step

goodkarma84 07.01.2019 09:16 PM

Foles (not that it was a big night for him and the D were key) fit this O pretty well but Wentz is the more talented guy, so it makes things interesting going forward.



keeping him comes at a high price but they have needed him 2 years in a row.

European Bob 07.01.2019 09:57 PM

I would definitely keep Foles if I'm the Eagles. Wentz is still on a cheap contract and has not demonstrated he is durable. It's not a waste of money for Foles if you need him!

lee harris 10 08.01.2019 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by European Bob (Post 2391945)
I would definitely keep Foles if I'm the Eagles. Wentz is still on a cheap contract and has not demonstrated he is durable. It's not a waste of money for Foles if you need him!

the problem the Eagles have is there are currently projected to be $12m over the cap and they have to exercise the Foles '19 option in early Feb and if they do his $20m salary becomes fully guaranteed in early March.thats a lot of money invested in a guy you hope doesn't even need to start.

Fole's can also opt out of the contract after March as well in case some one makes him an offer he can resist even though he seems best suited with the Eagle's but with more Andy Reid guys getting jobs who knows what QB needy team could turn up.

lee harris 10 08.01.2019 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djhdjh (Post 2391926)
That on top of Barnet beating Sheffield United? What a day of sport.:D

Nigel Bradham had the game of his life. He is our top linebacker, regardless that Jordan Hicks is generally considered that.

Trubisky remains their weakness. A good QB would have put more on us comfortably, it was only once Maddox kept hunting for picks and getting burned that they got anything going.

Still, we're off to New Orleans. If we can cover a 40 point spread this time, that would be grand. Fly, Eagles, Fly.

its still amazing that the Eagle's are playing into January when you think how much there secondary is made up of back-ups and nothing like what they had this time last year.

enjoyed this game with defence's been on top and think for the Bears it shows how much there offence/QB still has to grow.

not sure the Bears throwing the ball 43 times with only 18 runs was the right game plan.

lee harris 10 08.01.2019 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nick_chicane (Post 2391920)
Disappointed with this. I'd have preferred the Saints having already played them and beaten them. Better to play someone you know.

got to agree the Cowboys might have been better suited playing the Saints indoors with how well they played on the Thursday game than going out to LA but also the Saints at home are a different team.

djhdjh 08.01.2019 06:35 PM

In fairness our secondary wasn't all that great last year.:D Once we got Maddox back fit and Douglas got up to speed our outside corners are pretty much on a par with our starters anyway. Arguably shows what you can get away with at free safety in the right system, I'm not convinced of the value of that position unless you've got a great one.

Foles can also buy his way into free agency for $2m, so it's not fully up to the team even if we could somehow make the cap work.


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