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A quick look at the Bears 2012 schedule

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Let the Phil Emery era begin.

Sunday September 9th: Home vs Colts

Playing the Bears defense on the road is a rough way for Andrew Luck to start his NFL career.  Colts in a big time rebuild mode.  This one feels like blow out city. Bears 34 Colts 13

Thursday September 13th: Away vs Packers

Tough to play the Packers on the road, especially on a short week.  I think these two teams are the class of the NFC North because the Bears will be much improved and hopefully healthier than last year. Tight game, but a loss. Bears 24 Packers 30

Sunday September 23rd: Home vs Rams

Rams will probably be better than they were last year, but they still suck. Bears will be plenty rested, well prepared, and playing at home.  Not a good recipe for the Rams. Bears 27 Rams 17

Monday October 1st: Away vs Cowboys

Second primetime game of five for the Bears.  Two of the most storied franchises in football, both of whom have been disappointments as of late.  I think the Cowboys will be much improved this season.  I think this one is a toss-up, but I will take Big D at home. Bears 23 Cowboys 27

Sunday October 7th: Away vs Jaguars

Much like the Rams…the Jags suck.  Back to back road games, especially on a shortened week, is never easy but the Bears have too much talent to get tripped up by the lowly Jaguars.  Bears 37 Jags 20

Sunday October 14th: BYE

Good spot to have a bye week.  Towards the middle of the season coming off two road games.

Monday October 22nd: Home vs Lions

Huge divisional game for the Bears.  The Lions will be better than last season as they get healthy at running back and improve their secondary.  This will be a battle, but I think the Bears pull this one out because Soldier Field will be electric for Monday Night Football. Bears 31 Lions 28

Sunday October 28th: Home vs Panthers

Panthers could be a contender in the NFC South this year with the Saints in turmoil and Cam Newton emerging as a superstar quarterback.  They just don’t have enough to beat the Bears at Soldier Field in a must win game. Shootout, but a Bears win. Bears 38 Panthers 34

Sunday November 4th: Away vs Titans

I don’t think the Titans know who they want to be as a team and I don’t think Jake Locker is ready for primetime.  The Titans are proud, but don’t have the horses to stick with the Bears. Bears 28 Titans 20

Sunday November 11th: Home vs Texans

Texans are a team on the rise.  They should be on cruise control at this point in the AFC South and will be playing for a first round bye in the playoffs.  Great defense and a complete offense when healthy.  Too much talent and better coaches for Houston.  Bears aren’t quite on the Texans level.  Bears 20 Texans 28

Monday November 19th: Away vs 49ers

The 49ers were a couple of fumbled punts away from the Superbowl last year.  They return basically everyone, but they are greatly improved at wide receiver. Adding Randy Moss and Mario Manningham.  Who knows if Alex Smith can get the ball to those guys, but their presense should open things up for Gore and Davis. Trouble for the Bears.  Bears 17 49ers 27

Sunday November 25th: Home vs Vikings

Vikings are in serious trouble this year.  Still unresolved issues at QB and Adrian Peterson is coming off a torn ACL.  This one should be over by half time.  Bears 38 Vikings 14

Sunday December 2nd: Home vs Seahawks

I think this is the year Pete Carroll’s seat starts to get warm.  If Matt Flynn is more Matt Cassell than Matt Shaub Seattle could be in big trouble.  This is a team the Bears should handle with relative ease. Bears 31 Seahawks 13

Sunday December 9th: Away vs Vikings

A little odd that the Bears are playing the Vikings for the 2nd time in three weeks.  Should be a familiar nightmare for the Vikings.  Bears too much for the rebuilding Vikings. Bears 30 Vikings 21

Sunday December 16th: Home vs Packers

The NFC North crown could be on the line against the Packers at Soldier Field, and as a fan that’s all you can ask for.  Even though the NFL is a passing league now, when the weather turns colder you need to be able to run for hard yards.  Bears have the advantage in that area.  Bears 24 Packers 21

Sunday December 23rd: Away vs Cardinals

Cardinals are another team in a state of flux.  They don’t have a ton of offensive talent outside of Larry Fitzgerald and their QBs seem to be made of glass.  My guess is that they are on their 3rd QB of the year at this point and are dreaming of Matt Barkley in the draft.  Blow out city. Bears 35 Cardinals 10

Sunday December 30th: Away vs Lions

The Lions season will most likely be on the line in this game.  Ford Field will be rocking.  I think the Bears should have a playoff spot locked up at this point, so maybe they don’t match the Lions desperation.  Bears 21 Lions 28

 

Final Record: 11-5.  I think that’s about right give or take a game or two.  The Lions, Packers, and Cowboy games will decide their fate.  If they can come out of those 5 contests 3-2 or better they should be back in the playoffs.

PS: Obviously a somewhat futile and pointless exercise 5 months before preseason really gets going, but it’s always fun to look ahead.

 

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