What to watch for – Rams at Bears:
1. Keep it simple, stupid – Mike Tice is a good offensive coordinator, but got caught up trying to re-invent the wheel last Thursday in Green Bay. The offensive line has problems protecting against the pass rush? Get them in the game early with the ground game first. Tice’s play-calling was too cute against the Packers, especially in the first quarter.
2. Stay away from dirty waters – Cortland Finnegan wants to be considered the “Dirtiest Player in the League.” He said so after the 2010 season when Hines Ward was given that distinction. Bears receivers have to stay away from getting caught up in his antics. At least until the game is well in hand.
3. Don’t believe the hype – Sam Bradford has played well through the first two games, but that’s because he been given the chance to be comfortable. The Bears pass rush won’t allow that, especially against a banged up offensive line. The real Bradford will show himself today, and it will be ugly.
4.You will love him again – Look for Jay Cutler to have a big game and all will be forgiven. That’s what Chicago fans do.