Chicago Bears Need to Win in the Worst Way

Official Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman /@WandaW63

In a recent press conference, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky expressed his attitude going into the matchup against the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday.

“So our preparation this week is going well and we just have to find a way to win this week. But there’s no getting used to it, no being content. We’ve just got to work harder, stick together and find a way to win Sunday.”

If you are a true competitor, losing should never be something you accept. It hurts and gnaws at you.  As a fan, it’s heartbreaking when you know the knowledge and talent are there, but so are mental mistakes.  The Bears young QB has no tolerance for losing.  He took ownership of bad footwork and not being on the same page as his receivers.

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Denver vs Oakland review. AKA: please, make it stop.

Official Denver Broncos Reporter

By Julie Dixon // @ABroncoNole   

It was long odds for Denver to pull off a win: on the road, rainy, new Offensive Coordinator, a quarterback in his third start and first in 11 months. Sadly, it may have been his last.

We’d been told that the new OC would tailor a game plan for the new guy. That would equate to being in the shotgun, lots of passes and some run pass option since the dude can run, drop backs limited to three steps.

What we saw instead was… I don’t know what. The exact opposite, only worse. Ten passes were called even though he needs, needed, every chance he could get. With only three days of practice throwing to the ones since August, you’d think getting the timing down would be a priority. It wasn’t. Plus, there was a right tackle in his second start at that position, against Khalil Mack. There was no run, didn’t even crack 60 yards total.

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Third and Short Week 13 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

 

 


By Wanda Wiedman and Kate Arhar

Another rough week for fantasy owners. If you have Eli Manning on your roster, we are sorry but you will have to bench him since that’s what his own coach did. Shameful.  As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.

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Review Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders – The 2nd Half

Official Denver Broncos Reporter

By Julie Dixon // @ABroncoNole   

 

The series of events that took place before the half pretty sums up the NFL life of Lynch. Missed opportunities, poor timing and bad luck. Despite a high ankle sprain, he threw a deep pass that few can do. It was over the shoulder, had perfect touch and into the bucket of our running back Devontae Booker for a TD.

On review, with only one angle to see and it was fuzzy, the TD is overruled. They decide he’s a 1/2 yard shy. On two plays, our backs couldn’t get anything. Lynch rolls to his left and throws a laser across his body right into TE Virgil Green. The ball bounces off, hits a Raider, bounces off him and drops into another raider as he’s falling down. It was a classic, are you kidding me, Blake unfortunate Bortles, interception. Had Green caught it, TD or had it dropped, we’d have kicked a FG.
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Patriots Roll Over Dolphins

Official Patriots Reporter

By Traci McCartney //@traciamc

Patriots 35 – Dolphins 17

 

Division rival Miami Dolphins came to Foxborough Sunday to take on the Patriots.  The Patriots, who had won six in a row, were returning from their win over the Raiders in Mexico City.   Division games are always difficult.   They’re heated and emotional. Even though the Dolphins were without their starting quarterback Jay CutlerMatt Moore is one of the better back up QBs in the league.   All week I heard about Moore’s great connection with wide receiver Kenny Stills.  It still wasn’t enough to beat the Patriots.

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Fantasy Football Update Week 12

Fantasy Football Reporter

By Liz Panucci // @PanucciLiz

The fantasy football league playoffs are looming ever closer. Currently, I stand at 4th place in three leagues and 7th in the other two. I have some work to do. On a high note, at least one of my five teams has been the top point scorer in it’s league most weeks.

As a reminder to new readers, I am going strictly by the projected points each week. If a player has higher stats than the other, in they go to my week’s lineup. The grades after my original draft were all B or higher.

Here are the top point getters for the season, so far, in each position courtesy of fantasypros.com:  At quarterback – Russell Wilson, running back – Todd Gurley, wide receiver – Antonio Brown, tight end – Rob Gronkowski, kicker – Greg Zuerlein, team defense – Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive player – Bobby Wagner.

Alvin Kamara had an outstanding week once again.

Heading in to Week 13 of the NFL, these are the division leaders. Definitely some surprises if you think back to Labor Day weekend and you were doing a division pick ’em for the upcoming 2017 season.

Image courtesy: @NFL

Now, let’s see who was tops in Our Turf Football fantasy leagues.

Original:

  • Week 12 winner – Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts 186.63
  • 1st place in league – Bongs Over Brussels Sprouts 10-2

Female Free #1:

  • Week 12 winner – Liz’s Primo Team 142.06
  • 1st place in league – Gpodawund 10-2 *

Female Free #2:

  • Week 12 winner – BrownLee 153.58
  • 1st place in league – MinKee 10-2

Female BuyIn:

  • Week 12 winner – prissybee’s Team 155.22
  • 1st place in league – WandaC’s Team 9-3 *

Coed Free:

  • Week 12 winner – DavidL’s Team 155.58
  • 1st place in league – Heels n Football 8-4

Coed BuyIn:

  • Week 12 winner – Zacharyan 157.52
  • 1st place in league – Pink Panthers 9-3 *

* = clinched playoff spot

Second Opinion

If you have some time, check out Week 13 Fantasy Takes.  Lots of great info from Wanda and Kate to help you set that perfect lineup. Good luck to you!

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Eagles Are Their Own Worst Enemy

Official Eagles Reporter

By Roxann Herrera //@rxnlzbth

Eagles – 31     Bears – 3

 

After enjoying some much needed time off and a long overdue family gathering, I watched the Eagles/Bears game and had the biggest smile on my face.  It was a great weekend personally, and I  wasn’t too concerned about the outcome of the game.  But, if I’m being honest, it feels pretty good having this kind of confidence in your team. 

The Philadelphia Eagles played a sloppy game with three total fumbles for the day and it was frustrating to watch because these are the kinds of mistakes we can’t afford to make when it counts the most.  Sunday’s game wasn’t the most important game of the season, not even close.  However, turnovers of any kind need to be immediately addressed. Fortunately, Chicago didn’t gain any points from any of those fumbles but the same thing can’t be said for a team such as Seattle or maybe even the Rams, which are the Eagles’ next two road games.
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Titans Victorious in Indianapolis; Beat the Colts For The First Time at Lucas Oil Stadium

Official Tennessee Titans Reporter

By Karen Christensen //@ksc47

Titans 20 – Colts 16

Yep, it was another slow starting, low scoring game for the Tennessee Titans.  In the first half, Tennessee was only scoring by field goals.  Kicker Ryan Succop did all the scoring.  First, with a  29-yard kick and then a 45-yard kick for the Titan’s only scores.   

Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw two interceptions in the first half of the game.  That created flashbacks to the horror that was last week’s Thursday Night Football game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.  A 40-17 loss where Mariota had four interceptions.  The second interception during this game happened when wide receiver Taywan Taylor fell down, and the ball went sailing into Indianapolis defender Nate Hariston’s arms.

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Fighting in the NFL: Crabtree, Talib Suspended

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By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

Today the NFL announced that Oakland Raider Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Bronco Cornerback Aqib Talib would be suspended for two games without pay as a result of the fight that took place on Sunday.

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The Implosion is Real for the Chicago Bears

Official Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

Bears 3 – Eagles 31

 

The Chicago Bears’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was no surprise to anyone. The number one team in the league would be red hot at home and they were not about to hand it over to the bumbling Bears. But the game would be indicative of the type of season the Bears have had, heck let’s just say the past several years.

Analysts have stated that it would take three to four years to rebuild the Chicago Bears back into competitive form. Unfortunately, it will take longer and it has to start from the top.  President and CEO Ted Phillips of the Chicago Bears has been a part of the organization since 1984. He didn’t become CEO until 1999. It was Phillips who hired General Manager Jerry Angelo in 2001. He managed the team for 10 years.

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