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Bears Mon Jan 10 2011

Footballic Ramblings: Bears Get Seattle At Soldier

Footballic_Ramblings2.jpg With Green Bay's upset in Philadelphia ousting the Eagles from the playoffs and sending the Packers to Atlanta next weekend, da' Bears will now be facing the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on Sunday. While the Ursa Chicagoans had the weekend off to recover from injuries -- and, I don't know, return Christmas gifts? -- the Seahawks hosted the defending Super Bowl champs, New Orleans, and gave that battered defense a thorough smacking about. The thoroughly maligned Seahawks (they are, even after defeating N'awlins, still not at .500 for the season) are cresting at the precise time of year that you want to be if you're an NFL team. [Baltimore too appears to be peaking -Ed.] Which on its face is a concerning fact for the Bears.

Honestly, I fully expect the Bears defensive front to slow down the suddenly struttin' Marshawn Lynch; but Mike Williams is a nightmarish matchup for Peanut or whomever else is assigned to him. Recall too, that Williams had his quinceaƱera/debutante ball/Bar Mitzvah (but in an impossibly macho and physics-defying way) against the Bears at Soldier Field in October. I'll have an extensive preview up later this week, but for now, get ready Bears fans. The playoffs are back in town.

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