Five players to watch in Week 9 Tennessee Titans Vs. Chicago Bears

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Tennessee Titans vs Chicago Bears Week 9


This is one of my favorite match ups this season and I can’t wait until kickoff. Being a writer from Chicago, I’m torn at this game and encourage many to watch it with me. It will be a sight to see as I have no idea who I am pulling for yet. However I do know there are a few individual players, and some player combinations that fans should watch.

Especially with the fantasy points that are available. The Tennessee Titans have no doubt been consistently inconsistent this season, and the Bears’ defense isn’t going to make it any easier on them this coming Sunday.

I don’t think the game being hosted in Nashville will have too much of an impact on the winner of the game, however it sure won’t hurt the Titans to have their fan base surrounding them. They haven’t hosted the Chicago Bears since 2004 and have not played them in general since 2008 when the Titans went 13-3.

They met last year in a preseason game where Jay Cutler threw for 170 yards with one interception. Matt Hasselbeck went 12-for-22 with 135 yards. Not a single receiver grabbed more than 100 yards that game. Don’t get any ideas Chris Johnson, Tennessee needs you to perform this week.

Hopefully the Tennessee injury report will be reduced throughout the weekend and they will be able to have some linebackers back for a chance to stop Chicago’s offense.

The Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears will kickoff at noon central time on Sunday November 3. The Titans currently sit at 3-5 while the Bears sit on top of the NFC North at 6-1.

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Brian Urlacher


He is the one name when you think of defense. He has got to be in the top five linebackers in the NFL, by far. He has 34 tackles so far on the season and usually doesn’t need anyone’s help to get the job done. He has a vertical like no other, so you have to watch his hands. Matt Hasselbeck will have his work cut out for him this week.

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Charles Tillman


Boy has this guy been a break out player for the Bears. He is usually pretty solid but this year Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman is extraordinarily outstanding. He has 34 tackles on the season with three forced fumbles and two interceptions.

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Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall Combo

Cutler and Marshall
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These two are like two peas in a pod. It really is miraculous the way they play together. Cutler has been looking for years for that “go-to” guy. He has found it in the form of Brandon Marshall. Marshall already has 675 receiving yards thanks to Cutler. Just like back in the Denver days.

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Nate Washington


The Chicago Bears may have the upper hand on this game, but there should be some Titans pulling their weight. You can hopefully expect for Nate Washington to show up. He has been the most consistent receiver that the Titans have all season. If Hasselbeck can put the ball into Washington’s hands a few times then they shouldn’t get blow out of the water too bad.

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Jared Cook

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He threw everyone for a scare this past week with a trade request, but Tennessee’s organization did what they needed to keep him a Titan. Matt Hasselbeck was quoted earlier this week by the Tennessean stating that he really should give Cook the ball more often.

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