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Eagles vs Bears - NFC Wild Card - Henceforth Known as the Double Doink Game

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1 hour ago, unckeyherb said:

I agree with this  Look at the line.  They are prohibitive home favorites.  No one outside of Philly expects the birds to do anything.  

This may be true but I’m arguing with the overall sentiment that a team playing in a do-or-die playoff game has “nothing to lose”.  That’s a ridiculous notion to me.  I’m not calling out Manster because I hear that phrase used all the time.  Just never made sense to me.  

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31 minutes ago, fred_1_15301 said:

This may be true but I’m arguing with the overall sentiment that a team playing in a do-or-die playoff game has “nothing to lose”.  That’s a ridiculous notion to me.  I’m not calling out Manster because I hear that phrase used all the time.  Just never made sense to me.  

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Look at it this way.  If Nick Foles gets behind 14-0 and he's 1-7 with an interception, he's not going to be doubting himself. Or thinking what the media is going to say about his choke job.  The guy just beat Brady for a ring.  And his team was the biggest underdog of wild card weekend.  If the Eagles are up 14-0 and Trubisky is turning it over and playing horribly to start, who knows the effect it has on him.  especially if fans start getting restless.

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So I've been hemming and hawing over this all week. Bears defense is hot this year. Mitchy T is playing well. They have dynamic runningbacks.

Eagles are also hot after coming off the mat from the New Orleans game. The key is the Eagles defense. They are the biggest reason for this turn around. Foles has  been running the offense more efficiently but the defense has got back to form after like 10 injuries. 

This is going to be a battle. Mistakes are going to be the key. I think the Eagles can find a way to make less mistakes than the Bears will having been here last year. 

Eagles 16 Bears 13

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31 minutes ago, Insein said:

So I've been hemming and hawing over this all week. Bears defense is hot this year. Mitchy T is playing well. They have dynamic runningbacks.

Eagles are also hot after coming off the mat from the New Orleans game. The key is the Eagles defense. They are the biggest reason for this turn around. Foles has  been running the offense more efficiently but the defense has got back to form after like 10 injuries. 

This is going to be a battle. Mistakes are going to be the key. I think the Eagles can find a way to make less mistakes than the Bears will having been here last year. 

Eagles 16 Bears 13

I like the way you think. I got the under 41.5.

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31 minutes ago, need2know said:

Is Eddie Jackson gonna play?  Even if he does he's not gonna be 💯.  That's got to help the birds

Think he’s officially questionable and was a no go at their practice today.

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Philly hasn't played a defense this tough all year. The notion that they have nothing to lose also applies to Chicago imo since they are a very young team and have already far surpassed all expectations this year. I think the Bears roll 24-10 with Foles reverting back to early season form.

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2 hours ago, CR69 said:

Philly hasn't played a defense this tough all year. The notion that they have nothing to lose also applies to Chicago imo since they are a very young team and have already far surpassed all expectations this year. I think the Bears roll 24-10 with Foles reverting back to early season form.

I really hate saying this but Dallas defense is pretty good and we played them twice

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Not seeing an eagles win here.  Bears defense is going to be tough.  Just don’t see us doing enough and I think that the bears are generally underrated since this is their first year back.  Key for eagles will be getting pressure and still being able to contain the run.  If they can do that, then they will be in business.  We are healthier upfront, but I still can’t trust this secondary.

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Does that one Eagles fan still post videos having meltdowns? Big black guy. I love that him. 

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16 minutes ago, need2know said:

I really hate saying this but Dallas defense is pretty good and we played them twice

Not in the same ballpark as the Bears. 

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I'm feeling Alshon 6-125-1. He's got to be amped to go back to Chicago.

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1 hour ago, The General said:

More I read More I’m liking Eagles. Def think they cover.

Stop reading so much. Most of those guys always end up being wrong. 

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Just now, Insein said:

I'm feeling Alshon 6-125-1. He's got to be amped to go back to Chicago.

:lmao: uh no

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Just now, flapgreen said:

:lmao: uh no

Don't be scurred. Alshon coming for you.

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Still can’t believe we made the playoffs. 

 

This game will come down to what Mitch is made of. Chi D is going to hold us in check but Mitch will need to put up some points. If he chokes under the bright lights we’ve got a shot....if not we are in trouble. 

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6 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

Stop reading so much. Most of those guys always end up being wrong. 

Myself included. I’m getting caught up in the Foles magic!

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12 minutes ago, The General said:

Myself included. I’m getting caught up in the Foles magic!

I love Foles. Just not today

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16 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

Still can’t believe we made the playoffs. 

 

This game will come down to what Mitch is made of. Chi D is going to hold us in check but Mitch will need to put up some points. If he chokes under the bright lights we’ve got a shot....if not we are in trouble. 

Nah. The Bears run game just got churning a few weeks ago. They'll play great D. Establish the run game. Mitch will be there to pick up key first downs and not turn the ball over. 

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Why the Eagles are even getting on the plane is beyond me. I agree with flap here they have absolutely no chance in this game. We're moving on!

Bear down!

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Some real good comedians in here.

Yo Bears fans, you see how this kid for the Ravens looks? That’s your guy a couple hours from now. Big Dick Nick > Trubisky. Get the burglar mask. Long/Cox are gonna commit some breaking and entering!

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4 minutes ago, Kwai Chang Caine said:

Some real good comedians in here.

Yo Bears fans, you see how this kid for the Ravens looks? That’s your guy a couple hours from now. Big Dick Nick > Trubisky. Get the burglar mask. Long/Cox are gonna commit some breaking and entering!

Eagles fans are the most delusional group of fans I've ever come across. 

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Today's inactives for #DaBears:

11 Kevin White
64 Eric kush
69 Rashaad Coward
80 Trey Burton
83 Javon Wims
97 Nick Williams
99 Aaron Lynch

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28 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

Eagles fans are the most delusional group of fans I've ever come across. 

Says Chief Over Confidence.

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9 minutes ago, flapgreen said:

Today's inactives for #DaBears:

11 Kevin White
64 Eric kush
69 Rashaad Coward
80 Trey Burton
83 Javon Wims
97 Nick Williams
99 Aaron Lynch

No Burton, ouch. 

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12 minutes ago, unckeyherb said:

Says Chief Over Confidence.

Nah. Bears are just the better team overall by a good margin. Anything can happen, though. FTR, the Eagles were at the bottom of the list of first round opponents I wanted the Bears to face.  But might as well take down the defending Champs first. They don't really belong in the playoffs if they can't. 

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9 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

No Burton, ouch. 

We can do without Burton a lot easier than Williams. 

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Seumalo back from injury and starting at guard for eagles over wisniewski even though the latter has been good the past 3 games. Not thrilled about that.

no other serious inactives for eagles that were not expected.

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Just now, Long Ball Larry said:

Seumalo back from injury and starting at guard for eagles over wisniewski even though the latter has been good the past 3 games. Not thrilled about that.

no other serious inactives for eagles that were not expected.

Sal broke down how much better Isaac is in pass pro especially on the inside to help Peters. Gave me hope for this move. According to the next Gen stats, Wiz was really poor in this area. If I’m Chicago, I’m putting Mack against Peters and not Lane so hopefully this move works for us.

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4 minutes ago, Kwai Chang Caine said:

Sal broke down how much better Isaac is in pass pro especially on the inside to help Peters. Gave me hope for this move. According to the next Gen stats, Wiz was really poor in this area. If I’m Chicago, I’m putting Mack against Peters and not Lane so hopefully this move works for us.

They move Mack all over the line. 

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11 minutes ago, Kwai Chang Caine said:

It’s ####### painful watching this AFC game while waiting...

I've barely been able to get myself to watch any football all weekend. 

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These media guys.  Now, all of a sudden, the Eagles DL is better and has more depth than the Bears DL.  Huuuuhhhh?! 

Not to mention they're making the Bears offense about Mitch and not about Howard and Cohen. Do these guys watch a bit of film? Unbelievable 

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Just now, flapgreen said:

These media guys.  Now, all of a sudden, the Eagles DL is better and has more depth than the Bears DL.  Huuuuhhhh?! 

Not to mention they're making the Bears offense about Mitch and not about Howard and Cohen. Do these guys watch a bit of film? Unbelievable 

Our run game has been horrible most of this year. I think this is all about Mitch too.

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7 minutes ago, The Tick said:

Our run game has been horrible most of this year. I think this is all about Mitch too.

You skipped the last month of the season.  Hurry and go watch those games before this game starts! The Bears running game controlled the offense. Geez man

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