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Bears Sun Dec 06 2009

Footballic Ramblings: Bears Scrape Win Against Rams

That was probably the most painful and awful Bears game this season. 4-13 on 3rd down conversions; 248 yards of total offense, against the Rams 233 yard of offense --note: New Orleans quarterback/demi-god of offense, Drew Brees, passed for 419 yards against the Washington Redskins. That's a mere 62 yards fewer than the Bears and Rams combined for in yards of total offense, combined! Again, this game was ugly and horrible to watch. In any case, the predicted "festival of tears" was all that more. The defenses --almost as a daring challenge to the offenses ineptitude-- didn't even raise a charcoal briquette, let alone "HELL" against the opposition. Even the typically burn-worthy Bears secondary was spared humiliation thanks to St. Louis ghastly passing offense.

Beleaguered Rams qb, Kyle Boller, tossed a mere 113 yards in the game, while, the embattled JayBot 5000 threw for 131 yards in the first quarter, merely to sputter throughout the course of the final three stanzas for a "whopping" total of 143 yards for the game. Again, this game was "ouch" on so, so, so, so many levels. For the Rams the only bright spot was the beastly Steven Jackson rumbling for 112 yards on 28 carries when he was dubbed "questionable" all week long. Jackson has now eclipsed the century mark in five of his last six games. For the Bears the only bright spot was the tired notion of "a win is a win." Chicago will not be going to the playoffs this season, Devin Hester left the game with a calf injury and the "Kittens of the Midway" have won twice in the past eight games. Those two victims? Cleveland and St. Louis? They're a combined 2-22 on the season. The Bears face Green Bay in Soldier Field next Sunday.

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