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VIRTUAL COACH: Questions and answers from Eagles-Bears game
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|Can the Bears win without Jim Miller?|
The Setup: All game long, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has had plenty of time to stand in the pocket, and when it collapses, McNabb scrambles out and is able to make a throw downfield. The Bears defense seems to be playing on its heels, and the Bears' offense was seriously out-gained by the Eagles' offense. In the fourth quarter, armchair quarterbacks everywhere were wondering, "Why not send the house at Donovan McNabb?"
Should the Bears defense:|
blitz more, blitz less, no change?
|Blitz more||Less||No change|
The Setup: Turnovers are costly. Especially when they happen in tight games in the fourth quarter. Autry Denson's fumble on a kickoff return resulted in another Eagles field goal. The field goal gave the Eagles a 26-17 lead mid-way through the fourth quarter. More conservative offensive play-calling had the Bears faithful at Soldier Field booing the home team.
|Can the Bears come back in this game?|
The Setup: Donovan McNabb's 5-yard scramble for a touchdown iced the game and the Eagles advanced to the NFC title game for the first time since 1981. Now, can the Eagles knock off the winner of the Packers-Rams game Sunday? If the Packers win, the Eagles will host the Pack at the Vet. If the Rams triumph, the Eagles will have to take on the "Greatest Show on Earth" in the Dome at America's Center.
|Can the Eagles go all the way?|