Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears: Who Has the Edge?

Let's take a look at the Cardinals/Bears match up to see who has the edge.

Pos.

Edge

Analysis

QB

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Jay Cutler can be one of the best quarterbacks
in the league when he wants to be - will it be
on Sunday? Meanwhile, Kurt Warner is coming off
quite possibly his worst game as a Cardinal, and
needs to prove why he returned to the team for
another two years.

RB

 

Split

Although Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower are
improving the running game every week, the
Cardinals still rank dead last in the NFL in
rushing. Matt Forte hasn't lived up to his rookie
year's expectations, but has still put together
some solid games so far this season. The
Bears have a higher average, but that doesn't
say much.

WR

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The Bears hope that Devin Hester can be
the long-term answer at wide out. Aside from
him, they're depth is young. The Cardinals
have the best receivers in the league, but
have yet to shine to their abilities. Boldin may
be out, but Fitzgerald and Breaston should be
fine.

TE

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Greg Olsen is part of a young tight end class
that is starting to make their mark in the NFL.
He's been Cutler's favorite target so far this
season also. Ben Patrick has produced solid
play since returning from suspension after
week 4, but he's not at the receiving level of
Olsen.

OL

Split

Both offensive lines have had issues this year.
Orlando Pace and Olin Kreutz bring experience
to the Bears offensive line. The Cardinals
offensive line has had problems against quick
defenses, but has slowly made some production,
both in passing and running situations.

Pos.

Edge

Analysis

DL

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The Bears have a lot of defensive lineman that
can get the job done, but nobody that will make
the pro bowl anytime soon. The Cardinals had
their troubles last week, but have been shut down
for the most part this season.

LB

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I'm giving this one to the Bears. They have Lance
Briggs and an overall better stability at linebacker.
The Cards 'backers have had a couple good games,
but have ultimately been torched this season.

CB

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The Cardinals secondary continues to improve
after being burned in the beginning of the
season. Through the last 3 games, they've
greatly lowered the opponents passing average,
going from 32nd to 20th in the league. The Bears
have Charles Tillman, but are foggy after him.

S

 

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Adrian Wilson and Antrel Rolle continue to
play their best football together and are
leading the secondary. Possibly startig this Sunday
for the Bears will be Al Afalava and Josh Bullocks -
who?

ST

 

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The Bears have good special teams coverage, a
solid kicker and punter, and Knox, Manning, and
Hester returning kicks. The Cardinals special teams
has been dependable this year but can't compete
here.

Coach

Split

Given the talent on the team, Lovie Smith has been
able to get production out of his team and keep the
Bears in the division race. Whisenhunt has done the
same and both coaches have taken their teams to
Super Bowl and lost. Close call.
Edge Result Analysis

 Draw

7-7

Given the similarity between the two teams, this
game is too close to call. Both have had similar
seasons and both stand at the same record. Giving
the Bears the edge because they're at home would
also be foolish given how good the Cardinals have
been on the road. This game could go either way.
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