The Chicago Bears managed to pull out a W versus the mighty Detroit Lions( just kidding about the mighty part) this past Sunday. Next Sunday however will be a whole new ball game as the Bears face off against the talented Dallas Cowboys.
The game should be interesting with the Bears fighting to prove they can be a winning team let alone a playoff team, and the 'Boys will be looking to show the world Sunday night was an aberration, and that they are in fact SB contenders. This Dallas squad provides real problems for the Bears, for starters Demarcus Ware is going to be on the field going against Chris Williams and Frank Omiyale, if that sentence doesn't frighten you then you must be a Cowboys fan. No offense to Kyle Vandenbosch and Cliff Avril, both of whom played well Sunday, but Demarcus Ware is a whole nother monster. Not to mention Anthony Spencer, Marcus Spears, or Jay Ratliff and already the Bears have their hands full offensively.
Defensively though...wait no it's the same, the Cowboys have a huge advantage here as well despite breaking in two new tackles. The Cowboys feature an extremely talented group of receivers that could arguably be the best in the NFL featuring Miles Austin, Roy Williams, and rookie first round pick Dez Bryant. They also feature a talented and versatile stable of runners coming out of the backfield with Marion Barber, Tashard Choice, and the explosive Felix Jones taking the carries. This may sound like I've got some major love for the Cowboys, but I actually think the bears will win this game, and I think the battle in the trenches will be the key. Offensively, if we only give up 2-3 sacks it's a win, after a strong performance in week 1 Jay Cutler should be confident in the system as well as his receivers. So long as we can contain Ware, and limit our turnovers and penalties Chicago should put up some points. The Bears did an outstanding job of containing Calvin Johnson, aside from one big play on Sunday, a great deal of that is due to the D-line getting pressure and eventually knocking Stafford out of the game.
The Defensive front 4 will have to be a catalyst in this game as well, with the Cowboys breaking in two new tackles Julius Peppers should have a field day, at least 2 sacks. Urlacher, Briggs, and Tinoisamoa should continue their strong play against the pass and the run, and with consistent pressure from the front 4 the DB's should not have to cover these talented wide outs for too long. Bear Down Chicago Bears for this will be a battle, the Cowboys are looking to show the world they are among the elite, and you happen to be next in line.