Monthly Archives: October 2008

Will “Bear weather” hinder Orton, passing game?

October 25th, 2008 - 12:48 pm

We’re about to enter the third month of the season and the antiquated notion of “Bear weather” is beginning to settle in.  It’s getting colder on the lakefront and soon the brisk wind chill will make it more difficult to …

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Week 8 predictions

October 25th, 2008 - 10:16 am

I had a pretty good Week 7, but it’s those darn upsets that keep tripping me up. Everybody knows there are upsets nearly every week, but picking which ones will actually occur is the tough part. Here’s a look at …

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Fantasy Friday: Week 8

October 24th, 2008 - 10:28 am

Here’s this week’s look at good and bad fantasy matchups. Note: I try to pick less obvious players. I’m not going to tell you to play Peyton Manning or LaDainian Tomlinson or Randy Moss. No kiddin’, Sherlock. Warning: I’m not …

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The Depth Chart: Week 8

October 23rd, 2008 - 10:32 am

My power rankings for the NFL. (Previous Rank; Last Week’s Result; Movement in the Depth Chart). High Five 1. Tennessee Titans (6-0) (1; W, 34-10 vs. KC; No Change) Titans roll through the Chiefs, but now they face their biggest …

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Bears continue fluctuation in power rankings

October 22nd, 2008 - 6:23 pm

As the Bears’ performance on the field fluctuates from week to week, so does their position in the national power rankings. Only this week, different publications view their 48-41 victory over Minnesota differently. ESPN Last week: 20 This week: 13 …

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Bears sign S Holt, place CB Bowman on IR

October 22nd, 2008 - 6:11 pm

Following a biceps injury that knocked him out of a portion of the Minnesota Vikings game, cornerback Zackary Bowman will need season-ending surgery and the Bears have placed him on the injured reserve list. The Bears also signed veteran safety …

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Bowman wins NFC special teams player of the week

October 22nd, 2008 - 12:00 am

Rookie Zackary Bowman received some bittersweet news Wednesday as he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his role in the Bears’ 48-41 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Bowman recovered a muffed punt in the end zone …

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Don’t pay Orton for half-finished job

October 21st, 2008 - 3:53 pm

It’s the middle of the season and there are talks from both of Chicago’s major newspapers — the Tribune and the Sun-Times — about how it’s time to ante up and give quarterback Kyle Orton a hefty payday. If you …

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Bowman could be out for the season

October 21st, 2008 - 3:35 pm

Rookie cornerback Zackary Bowman may have just participated in his first, best, and last game of the season all against the Minnesota Vikings. Getting his first NFL action due to injuries to Charles Tillman and Nathan Vasher, Bowman recovered a …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 7

October 20th, 2008 - 11:11 am

It’s commonplace in sports to say that you learn more from losing than you do from winning.  Following Sunday’s 48-41 victory over Minnesota, I’m sure the Bears learned plenty. Normally the optimist — sometimes to a fault — it’s my …

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