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Preview: Packers vs Bears Week 15

When we’re not doing convoluted math to predict if we have much of a chance at the playoffs(barely), or grieving over the loss of our beloved Monty, we are thinking about the upcoming game. Philbin pulled his weight last week(despite some debatable use of challenges) but there are still several injuries plaguing the team that are hard to ignore. As far as our snowball’s chance in hell playoff possibility, this is obviously a must-win game for the Packers going into Soldier Field this weekend. Not reaching the postseason since 2010, the Bears are going to be hungry for a win to protect their position as 1st in the NFC against the Vikings.

Something else worth noting from last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons was Aaron Rodger’s seemingly improved attitude and high morale in the first game without Mike McCarthy(his closest friends call him Gravy Fart). Looking forward, Rodgers will hopefully continue to perform well under the direction of Philbin.

Here is how the two teams match up statistically(source: ESPN):

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Jason Parker

Publisher / Editor / News Guy - Attended University of Georgia - currently living in SE Asia. I've seen Tommy Boy 112 times and I demand some respect.

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  1. Howard December 14, 2018

    Jason. Good to see someone is trying to carry on with the site.

    Not sure why you put in the stats from the Packer Bears 12/18/16 game? That game is long past and the teams are a lot different. That game should have never been that close, but AR and Jordy pulled it out in the end. Who was the Bears QB in that game and is he even still in the NFL?

    How about an introduction? Not just from you Jason, but the new ownership. It would be a nice gesture.

    1. PF4L December 14, 2018

      Dude…..i swear to Fr…ing God…..I’m sitting here thinking, ok, Jason who? Then i literally said out loud, “how about an introduction”. Then i read your post. :)

      I think that’s a great example of being so closely in sync. Also explaining why we are #1 and #2.

      Well….if this site is going to continue, i sure hope they have a sense of humor and thick skin or my career here may be short lived. :)

      I’ve grown accustomed to the freedoms ( the allure) of this site, if those freedoms are curtailed in any way, i won’t be conforming.

      Just sayin.

  2. MJ December 14, 2018

    Hi Jason,

    From the writing style, it seems you are interested in keeping the same sarcastic ways of the previous ownership, which is OK with me as long as it is not forced.

    How about you and the new writers introduce themselves? Have they just started doing that? Do they have any background? What about the new owners, for that matter? How did they come across the site, at which point did they chose to acquire it? Do they want the site to change in any way? Or will it continue functioning as it was before, but with other names at the end of the articles? We would very much like to hear about the new writers and owners if they chose to have some kind of hands-on involvement.

    All the best,
    MJ

  3. MMSUCKS December 14, 2018

    Well, first of all, I for one am happy to see this site continuing. Thank you Jason! I was surprised (as were Howard and PF4L) that a 2016 stat sheet was used (perhaps in haste, we have all done it . . . ). Because Matt Barkley was the QB that day (2td’s and 3 int’s). Not the same as Trubiski (although he sucked big time against the Rams) the “D” won that game PERIOD. I believe that if by some fluke, Philbin and Campen can somehow devise some “schemes” to contain the Bears rush that GB might have a fighting chance. This, and only this will win the Chicago game. The Packers need to mitigate the rush and contain Trubiski as the Rams “D” did. Aaron Rodgers IS the difference in this game if those two previous things work out. If the turnstile Spriggs is off, GB loses easily. Personally, I have concerns that the Bears may rip Rodgers head off in this game. Trusting that this will NOT happen. One good thing about it, NO MORE Buffoon! Now to keep the fires burning to get rid of Mark Murphy! That would be as Buffoon said so often . . . “Moving Forward”.

    1. Empacador December 14, 2018

      Man, if they get rid of MM, you will be nameless! Good to see you fellas!

      1. MMSUCKS December 14, 2018

        Lol! Back at you EMPACADOR! What I will do if MM is let go (he should be!) is one of two things; I will either default to the next useless Packer coaching Buffoon . . . or, come up with a kinder name that goes along with the Packers’ actually doing their “jobs” for a change. Looking forward to the choices in names. Trusting that the latter will win out . . . :)

        1. PF4L December 14, 2018

          I remember losing my shit over that game. Matt fucking Barkley…354 yards…passing?

          But on the bright side, the defense kept the bears under 500 yards and only 29 first downs in 27 minutes of offense….lol, WOW.

          That was about the point i came to terms that this team isn’t wining anything under this regime, and just started biding my time until changes were made. One more change to go, then i’ll take a serious look at this team again if Gute can repair some of the past damage done.

          In the meantime, it’s just fun n games.

  4. Dude looks like A ViQueen December 14, 2018

    I came to this site frequently because it was edgy and crass in a good way as Monty and crew conducted a sermon from the ‘Church of the Painful Truth”.

    This article is rather blah blah blah… Spice it up

    1. MJ December 15, 2018

      Sometimes there is nothing to be spicy about. The old regime is mostly gone. Murphy stays, let’s see if he changes what wasn’t effective. The new people around like Gute and Pettine haven’t given us a sample size to be that critical or that sarcastic.
      Pettine has managed to field some kind of defense with the questionable pieces he is given. Our OLBs are all below average and somehow we are generating pressure like the best teams. More often than not it was the offense that gave the ball back too quickly, giving opposing offenses ample opportunities to test an increasingly tired defense that didn’t have great talent to begin with.
      Gute… well, gets points for trying. Ted wouldn’t make a move even when we had a glaring hole at a positon. Regading this season’s signings, Wilkerson wasn’t earth-shattering, and by a fluky injury (thanks, Brice…) went straight to IR. Graham’s signing is difficult to assess. Was it that McCarthy’s offense rarely relies on passes to the middle of the field, where TEs can work to extend drives? Is Graham’s speed declining? I would say yes, but TEs age quite well. They are needed to make the secure catch to convert or to score, not exactly burn defenders with sheer speed to take it 40 yds to the house. He is a subpar blocking TE. My guess: overpaid, as he is no longer has the speed to gain yards after the catch, but a plan featuring the TE position a little bit more could still benefit by having him around. Gute has found replacement players from the pool of guys that have had a season or two in an NFL roster, as the Patriots used to do. Thompson preferred the green UDFAs, who in principle have more potential (though not that much, as they were undrafted for a reason), and vastly more likely to commit rookie bone-headed mistakes.

      As you can see, the new management guys didn’t have a great deal of time to make terrible decisions to write sarcastically about. Probably not a great time to buy this site and introduce new writers?

      As some other guys have said here, even if new articles are slow to come by, we are thankful for still having this platform to talk football in a censorship-free way. So, thanks again Jason!

  5. Mitch Anthony December 14, 2018

    Yes Jason, thanks for continuing this effort. There’s a guy named Rob who lives on an island in the Puget Sound area of Washington. He’s a great Packer mind and you should actively seek him out and recruit him.

    I see this game as one that the Bears would really, and I mean really, like to chew up the Packers in. After all those years of sitting in the basement of this division and getting pretty much handled by the Packers, this is a chance for some payback. Even though a lot of their roster may not “feel it”, in the sense of the rivalry, there will be those to instill it in the players. They want this one not just as a win, but a scalp. They want to lock up the division by thumping the Packers.

    The battered up O line will have their work cut out for them in a big way. Lookin’ your way Spriggs!
    I think Mack has now adapted to Fangio’s system and is showing how well he can play all over the place for them. Roquan Smith continues to learn and do better and makes for a great bookend to Mack. Hicks is solid. The pressure they can put on at the line makes their not so stellar secondary look rather good. Big thing for the Bears at this point of the season is they are very healthy. Rodgers will have to throw quick and short a lot because the time won’t likely be there to wait for someone to run 15+ yards.

    Now the Bears ain’t perfect and Trubisky is the guy throwing the ball. They have shown they can make mistakes on the offensive side of the ball. A turnover would do wonders for the Packers and it might just be a necessity if GB has a chance.

  6. Zwoeger December 14, 2018

    “From the writing style, it seems you are interested in keeping the same sarcastic ways of the previous ownership, which is OK with me as long as it is not forced. ”

    That’s what I was thinking reading ” Mike McCarthy(his closest friends call him Gravy Fart)”.

    Happy the site keeps continuing though.
    Wouldn’t it be nice to win the last three games so the board might think that Stooge wasn’t only to late letting Teddy bear go but also that inert
    HC. Time he goes too.

  7. Cheese December 14, 2018

    Based off of one article? Give it some time. Let them find their own way of doing things and if you still don’t like their style then voice your opinion. Sometimes it takes a bit to find the right groove that works for you.

    1. PF4L December 15, 2018

      This is a tough crowd Jason, i’ll trust you did some research and knew what you were getting into. Cheese has it correct as usual. I have a feeling you’ll be just fine in here. Get in where you fit in.

      Being highly recognized as the humanitarian of this group, all i want is for people to get along and have a good time while being respectful of one another. I try to lead by example.

      1. cz December 15, 2018

        as usual, I agree with PF4L, and THANK YOU JASON! for keeping it going!

  8. Howard December 15, 2018

    Jason. Like what you did there!! You don’t need to be as good as Monty. Be yourself. Let us know you are a Packer fan, you understand football, and that you can be critical or complimentary of the team, including the front office when needed. We all want to see you and the site do well. Cheese, as PF4L stated has it right.

    Good luck, and what happened to your next article dammit. ;-)

  9. KILLER December 15, 2018

    The plot thickens…. (ominous music)

  10. KILLER December 15, 2018

    The HOME page is still all old news and old articles.

    Is Jason an opportunistic hacker?

    Is he a shill hired by Aaron Rodgers after Rodgers’ purchase of the site to expressly shut it down but useful to string along the following into obscurity where they can do no more harm him spinning their wheels here while all the negative Packer and Aaron Rogers stories are conspicuously absent?

    The truth is out there, Mulder.

    1. MJ December 15, 2018

      I find that when accessing the mobile version.

    2. Ferris December 15, 2018

      New site owner…same pathetic dribble from the same idiot Viking fan. I suppose this is more entertaining than watching your team and whacking off, at least you have some joy in your life.

    3. Icebowl December 16, 2018

      Actually read this Killer…. Mostly because it didn’t scream of senseless dribble as all your previous stuff.

      It was actually amusing – there’s hope for you my friend.

      Enjoy the holidays – see you in 2019

      1. PF4L December 16, 2018

        RUH-ROH

        That’s disturbing ICE. Seriously disturbing.

        That’s two…..i think my days here are numbered.

        BROKEN.

        1. PF4L December 16, 2018

          LOL…i think i’ve seen just about everything now…smfh

  11. Kato December 15, 2018

    Glad this site is still going and I get to interact with you guys. PF4L, Howard, Cheese, ect.

  12. Icebowl December 16, 2018

    Interesting …. Just posted a comment and it didn’t show up…

    1. PF4L December 16, 2018

      That was the Packer Gods way of telling you something for your Lonely Boy post. They aren’t happy.

  13. PF4L December 17, 2018

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