What I have noticed so far this week from listening to my friends, and the chicago radio stations is this; For the most part, they think they SHOULD have won the game last year. It's somewhat frustrating since I think we dominated the first half of that game (we were held to 3 field goals in the redzone). I have argued with my friends that if the game is similar to last years game at all it will not even be close. The Bears are now without Urlacher completely (an injured Urlacher is better than no Urlacher) what I put in parenthesis there has been argued agaisnt me a couple times already this week. I actually had people tell me that Tinoisamoa (sp?) and Hillenmayer are better than an injured Urlacher. Moving on, we have added Tony Gonzalez who is a great redzone target, and Matt Ryan has developed into a more complete quarterback since that game. Some fans think that Matt Ryan is going to choke in his "first primetime game" ... it's also been posted on the boards here. Bears fans from my experience this season have resorted to ignorance (for the most part). Cutler is their savior, their defense is still tops in the league, Tillman can hold Roddy White man-up...etc. They ragged on the Packer fans for losing to the Bengals and basked in the glory of their win against the "defending champs", ignoring the fact that the Steelers lost to the Bengals a week later and their key victory at the time was against an all-defeated team in the Titans (who still haven't won a game). Since then the Steelers beat an up and down Charger team that seems to be struggling to find it's identity as they always do early on in the regular season. All this to say most Bear fans think they are going to win, some think they are going to win big. In general, they are thinking the same way we are at this point, but I think they are over-estimating the abilities of the team they root for. And I believe we are more realistic with our goals. I, for one, think it's going to be a very good game. I think Cutler might be able to expose our secondary, I hope Houston and maybe Hill can stick with the speed of Knox/Hester because Cutler throws a great deep ball. I think Ryan on the other side of the ball will have a very good match-up as well, the Bears will almost certainly double White leaving Jenks and Gonzo single covered. This game will come down to whoever PASSES the ball with more efficiency. Also, if John Abe can get some pressure on Cutler we WILL get INTs. I've watched my fair share of Bears games and Cutler has struggled somewhat when teams are able to get pressure on him. I hope we stick with Abe, Babs, JA98, and Biermann as we did last week cuz I think that gives us the best chance to get pressure. I think the Falcons win in an offensive battle. 34-27.