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Ten Thoughts on the NFL 1)

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Ten Thoughts on the NFL 1)
December 24, 2019 10:46PM
Through the first quarter of the 2018 NFL season Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey , my Super Bowl pick of the Los Angeles Rams is looking damn good. They won a shootout with the Minnesota Vikings back on Thursday Night Football, 38-31, with L.A. QB Jared Goff lighting it up with 5 TD passes and 465 yards. I’m old enough to remember when he was going to be a bust. 2) My pick to come out of the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers (whoops), are stumbling along at 1-2-1. Their defense doesn’t look very good, but I wonder how much a good running game would help keep that defense off the field. Le’Veon Bell continues to hold out for the Steelers, and the situation with the Seattle Seahawks’ Earl Thomas is exactly why. Thomas came back form his hold out, without getting the new deal he wanted, and on Sunday he broke his leg. 2a) Thomas’ season is over and he’ll be a free agent in 2019. Players only get a small window to maximize their earning potential, so I’ll never begrudge an athlete for trying to do that. Thomas’ teammate, Bobby Wagner, shared his thoughts on social media, and then Pittsburgh’s Bell chimed in as well. 3) The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Tennessee Titans in overtime, 26-23, but I don’t buy the Super Bowl hangover talk surrounding them. I think the Titans are a solid team, and their other loss was to hot Tampa Buccaneers team when Fitz-Magic was still a thing. 4) And speaking of Ryan Fitzpatrick, he’s heading back to the bench. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is turning to Jameis Winston to start their week 6 game after their bye. That makes two straight teams that the Bears knocked a starting QB back to second string. Also, the Bears have played 4 games and faced 7 quarterbacks. 5) A week after the Buffalo Bills pulled off one of the biggest upsets ever, shellacking the Vikings, the real Bills returned to get shut out by the Green Bay Packers, 22-0. The Pack improved to 2-1-1, a half game behind the NFC North leading Chicago Bears. 6) The Detroit Lions were riding high after taking it to the New England Patriots in their week 3 match-up, but a last second loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday dropped them to 1-3 and last place in the NFC North. The Cowboys were powered by league leading rusher Ezekiel Elliott’s 240 yards from scrimmage http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-allen-robinson-jersey , and three sacks by Demarcus Lawrence who leads the league with 5.5. 7) The New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees is just 201 yards away from becoming the NFL’s all time leader in passing yardage.When you think about all time great quarterbacks in the NFL, does Brees’ name ever pop up? Is it possible that someone who has been as historically good as he has is underrated?8) After having a so-so opener in Kansas City, Houston Texans’ QB Deshaun Watson has settled back into the exciting player he looked like last year. In his last three games, in which the Texans are 1-2, Watson is completing 65.8% of his passes, he has 1,070 yards, with 6 TDs, 3 Ints, a passer rating of 102.6, 121 yards on the ground and a TD. The 1-3 Texans have two winnable games up the next two weeks (Buffalo and Dallas), then a week 7 game against the Jaguars that could be a pivotal one in the AFC.9) Patrick Mahomes and the 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs are a fun team to watch. Mahomes faced some adversity in Denver, but he led his team back after being down 10 in the fourth quarter against the Broncos. Through 4 games, he’s a legit MVP candidate. He also did this...And he’s done thins too...10) Not only did Mitchell Trubisky have a break out game on Sunday, but he did so while doing two things some analysts have questioned about his game. He threw to his left a few times as evidenced by his Next Gen Stats chart below.But he also had plenty of deep shots in the game. It’s almost like he said, ‘enough with your bullshit narratives.’What thoughts do you guys have on the NFL this week? Trubisky throws out the first pitch (behind his offensive line) then shows Aaron Rodgers how to drink a beer" The Bears DenNotesXs and OsSuperfansThe Bear’s Den, June 3, 2019New,55commentsTrubisky throws out the first pitch (behind his offensive line) then shows Aaron Rodgers how to drink a beerCDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:The Bear’s Den, June 3, 2019TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailChicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky throws the ceremonial first pitch behind teammates Cody Whitehair, James Daniels, and Charles Leno Jr. Womens Chase Daniel Jersey , before the game against the Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 31, 2019 in ChicagoPhoto by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty ImagesBEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFTThe Bears Are About to Pick Up a Cool $1 Million in Salary Cap Space - Bleacher Nation - Nothing like having an extra million bucks in available cap space!Gabriel: Assessing Bears’ OLB Situation - 670 The Score - The Bears’ starting outside linebacker pairing is as good as any in the NFL, but the team could use more depth at the position.Mayer: Daniels easing into new role at ‘natural’ position - ChicagoBears.com - James Daniels’ move from left guard to center this offseason has been a smooth one so far for the second-year pro, who has returned to the position he played his final two seasons at Iowa.Quick hits: Burton recovering from surgery - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are hopeful that tight end Trey Burton will return to practice by the start of training camp in July after undergoing sports hernia surgery earlier this offseason.Chalk Talk: Which rookie could start Week 1? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which Bears draft pick is most likely to start the season opener, if the Bears will bring three kickers to training camp and the team’s plans for second-year linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe.Matt Nagy Explains The Origins of His “BE YOU” Mantra to Delaware Grads and It Is Inspiring - Bleacher Nation - Life can be so simple sometimes. Just be you.Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 98, Tom Thayer - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Tom Thayer is No. 98.Thompson: Mitch Trubisky looked the part at his Formula One shoot — but don't worry, the Bears wouldn't let him drive - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky looked the part for his cameo in a teaser video for the Formula One Festival at Soldier Field, but the Bears wouldn't let him drive a race car.Bears Q&A: How will they divide playing time among the running backs? Will Riley Ridley or Anthony Miller be better? Why move Bradley Sowell to tight end? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers Bears questions weekly. 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The belief is Daniels will be elite at the position.Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Preview - Chicago Audible Podcast - The Chicago Audible continues its annual countdown to Chicago Bears training camp withan in-depth look at (and preview of) the team's wide receivers.Vanzuiden: Mitchell Time - 3 Reasons Trubisky Will Soar in 2019 - Chicago Audible Blog - Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is poised to take a step forward and silence his doubters in 2019.Ellis: The Bears Are Ready To Take The Leap in Year 2. But What About The Guys In Year 1? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' newest additions will have to skip right to Football 202.Bears ink offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears added depth to their offensive line Friday by signing veteran tackle T.J. 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