The Bears Fans Have Landed ........
Hello Jets Fans,
Just wanted to drop in for a friendly hello, and say good luck this weekend. I didnt see a "Rival-team" section, so figured this would be the place to post.
Im the writer/reporter for the www.dabearz.com a linked site thru the "fan 2 fan" alliance. I have to tell ya folks, it dont look good for your Jets. But then again, i am a Bears fan, what else would i say.
Congrads on squeaking by the Pats, i thought you all might not pull it out in the 4th quarter. Was that a real good game for the Jets, or a real bad game for the Patriots? I'll leave that for you guys to decide.
My latest article is up and posted for you all to read, and debate. Its on the main page of the site. "Meadowlands Redux". I hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed doing the research and writing it. LOL
The only thing i can give the Jets for an advantage is that you are playing at home, and that you have more tackles defensively then any other team in the NFL. Im thinking that you all need to get that offense on the field more.
I'll be back to reply to the banter which is coming my way, or feel free to register over at our site, All my articles are on the main page if your registered you can respond to the articles directly..
Again good luck, im thinking you might need it... I smell 9-1 and a "east coast hat trick for DA BEARS".
Dabearz.com Article For The Lazy Jet Fans
#1 Ranked NFC Chicago Bears return back to the Meadowlands for the 2nd time in as many weeks to take on the Jets who are coming off a "gift win against the Patriots. The Patriots failed to change much of the game plan from last year, which Mike Mangini knows all to well. The Jets moved within 1 game with the win over the Patriots and are hoping to capitalize on the Bears roller-coaster offence. This coming week the Patriots play the Packers in "Lame-bow" and the Jets play the Bears at the Meadowlands in the "reverse rival" week. Oddly enough, the Patriots are pulling for the Bears and the Jets are pulling for the Packers. That will once again reverse next week and in 3 weeks again when the Bears play the Patriots and the Packers host the Jets.
This all sounds confusing im sure, but the east coast visit is in full swing and the Bears are looking to hold the NFL's respect as the best in the NFC. The Jets are "middle man" on the ladder of NFL ranks, and are playing as expected. With the exception of the Browns, Miami and the Patriots, the Jets are beating the bad teams and losing to the good teams. Interesting enough, the Jets beat the Dolphins which is the only team the Bears have lost to. Im fairly certain you cant put much stock into that fact, since the Jets nearly blew the game in the 4th quarter.
Its obvious that the Jets are just a bad team and have been injury prone for a few years now. Chad Pennington will start just his 13th game in the last 2 years. He has started all the games this year and only 3 last year. The biggest problem for the QB is that his is a "sack magnet". He has been slapped to the floor 20 times in 9 games. Not the leagues most by a long shot. The Raiders' Andrew Walter has that honor with 40 sacks. Compare that to the leagues least sacked QB's (Grossman-11, Farve-11, and P.Manning-10) and thats seems to be a big issue for the Jets O-line with the Bears coming to town. The Bears are tied for 7th in the NFL with 23 team sacks and the Jets have 17 which is among the leagues lowest. The Bears should have no trouble keeping Rex Grossman safe from the sacks, but the Jets secondary is were Grossman will need to be cautious. The Jets have 11 interceptions and the Bears are only a few ahead with 13 (tied for 2nd in the NFL).
The Bears have given up 100+ rushing yards 4 times this year against Green Bay-111-yards, and in every game since the bye week. 49ers-111-yards, Miami-157-yards, Giants-141-yards. This is a bad trend and one that the Jets will try capitalize on to improve their lack luster running game. The Bears still are better at stoping the run then the Jets so expect allot of rushing yards from both teams.
It is also worth mentioning that the Jets are among the least penalized teams in the NFL, but that's the end of the statistics which seem to be close between these 2 clubs. The Bears dominate the rest of the statistics on both sides of the ball, and on special teams the Bears are "warp years" ahead.
Chad Pennington...In 9 games threw 251 times, completed 158 passes @62.9% for 1726-yards. Averaging 6.9 per pass and 191.8 per game. 10-tds. 9ints. Sacked 20 times with 3 fumbles. QB-rating=81.5
Rex Grossman...In 9 games threw 290 times, completed 166 passes @57.2% for 2095-yards. Averaging 7.2 per pass and 232.8 per game. 17-tds 11-ints. Sacked 11 times with 5 fumbles. QB-rating=83.6
Leon Washington..Rushed 95 times for 432-yards Avg 4.5 per carry. 2-tds 1 fumble
Kevan Barlow.......Rushed 101 times for 327-yards Avg 3.2 per carry 6-tds. 1 fumble
Thomas Jones......Rushed 189 times for 725-yards. Avg 3.8 per carry. 4-tds. 1 fumble.
Cedric Benson......Rushed 69 times for 215-yards Avg 3.1 per carry. 3-tds. 0 fumble.
Laveranues Coles....51 catches for 635-yards. Avg 70.6 per game 3-tds 0-fumbles.
Jerricho Cotchery....41 catches for 531-yards. Avg 59.0 per game 4-tds 0-fumbles.
Chris Baker............16 catches for 139-yards. Avg 15.4 per game 2-tds 0-fumbles.
Muhsin Muhammad..41 catches for 566-yards. Avg 62.9 per game 4-tds 1-fumbles.
Bernard Berrian.......27 catches for 495-yards. Avg 61.9 per game 4-tds 2-fumbles.
Desmond Clark........30 catches for 431-yards. Avg 47.9 per game 4-tds 0-fumbles.
Special Teams Stand-Outs
M.Nugent, T.Dwight, L.Washington, B.J. Askew
D.Hester, R.Gould, B.Ayanbadejo and R.Davis
Defense = (NFL RANK)
allow 23-pts. per game(24th)
allow 361.1-yards per game(31st)
Interceptions 11 (4th)
Sacks 17 (T-13th)
Overall Defensive rank (31st)
allow 13-pts. per game(2nd)
allow 250.4-yards per game(1st)
Interceptions 13 (T-2nd)
Sacks 23 (T-7th)
Overall Defensive rank (1st)
We are 5 -3 with the Jets all time this will be only our ninth game with the Jets.
1974 L 23-21 - Home
1979 W 23-13 - Home
1985 W 19-6 - Away
1991 W 19-13 - Home OT
1994 W 19-7 - Away
1997 L 23-15 - Home
2000 L 17-10 - Away
2002 W 20-13 - Champaign,Il
The Bears may catch an over confident Jets team at home and win back to back in the Meadowlands. We can only hope the Bears are not looking past the Jets to the Patriots like they did when they had the Giants on their mind and forgot about the Dolphins. With that said there is not allot of respect to be earned beating a bad Jets team at home except for a road win. Again the true road test will be the Patriots on the 26th of November. The Jets are over matched here but they are at home and coming off a big divisional win. The Bears seem up and down, but have managed to beat all but one team. If we go by averages and if i have done my math correctly the Bears will win this game 30-13.
Hey Jets fans turn on "Heidi" this Sunday, you wont want to watch this game