Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) and teammate huddle around the heater on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Each week, we are going behind enemy lines into enemy territory and hostile ground to see what our opponent’s websites are saying. Most of us know what our local sportscasters, bloggers, etc. are saying, but what about our enemy’s sites? Before stepping on the field of battle, or sitting on our couches in other words, it’s always entertaining to see how the opponents view the match up with our beloved Chicago Bears. It’s even more entertaining to poke holes in their assessments. This week: Bears/Cowboys….under the lights on Thursday Night Football at Soldier Field.
After reading through many of the enemy sites and putting my safety at risk by going into hostile territory, I have come out of there with a few conclusions on how our opponent’s fan base and local media are viewing this match up:
1. For a city that has endured many meltdowns from their football team recently, it feels like groundhog day. This is being slotted as a must-win for Dallas to save the season.
2. After last year’s thrashing at Soldier Field and a non-existent pass rush for Dallas recently, there’s some genuine fear of what Jay Cutler and the Bear passing offense can do with time in the pocket.
3. There’s very little respect for the once vaunted – Chicago Bear defense.
So, lets start at a national level and CBSSports.com, where it’s a clean sweep and not in the Bears’ favor:
Against the Spread (DAL -3.5)