Archive for October, 2016

Dose: Collins Off to Cleveland (Rotoworld)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Jesse Pantuosco questions New England's decision to trade Jamie Collins and recaps Chicago's upset win on MNF in Tuesday's Dose.

Bears’ Cutler victorious in return to lineup

Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Jay Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown after missing five games with a thumb injury, rookie Jordan Howard ran for a career-high 153 yards and a TD, and the Chicago Bears stunned the Minnesota Vikings 20-10 on Monday night.

Cutler returns to lead Bears past Vikings (AFP)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Jay Cutler returned from injury and threw for 252 yards and a touchdown Monday to lead the struggling Chicago Bears to a 20-10 upset of the Minnesota Vikings. Rookie Jordan Howard ran for 153 yards and a score for the Bears, who improved to 2-6. Cutler, who missed five games with a sprained thumb, completed 20 of 31 passes as the Bears snapped a three-game losing streak.

Bears beat Vikings as quarterback Cutler makes winning return (Reuters)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
(The Sports Xchange) - Jay Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Howard ran for 153 yards and a score as the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-10 at Soldier Field on Monday. Cutler, who missed five straight games with a sprained thumb, was efficient and completed 20 of 31 passes for Chicago (2-6), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Cutler's 11-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery gave the Bears a 20-3 lead with 9:52 remaining in the third quarter.

NFL-Bears beat Vikings as quarterback Cutler makes winning return (Reuters)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Jay Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Howard ran for 153 yards and a score as the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-10 at Soldier Field on Monday. Cutler, who missed five straight games with a sprained thumb, was efficient and completed 20 of 31 passes for Chicago (2-6), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Cutler's 11-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery gave the Bears a 20-3 lead with 9:52 remaining in the third quarter.

NFL standings (Reuters)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Nov 1 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NFL on Monday AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEAFC EAST W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. New England 7 1 0 0 217 132 .875 2. Buffalo 4 4 0 0 212 172 .500 3. Miami 3 4 0 0 146 159 .429 4. NY Jets 3 5 0 0 150 208 .375 AFC NORTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Pittsburgh 4 3 0 0 170 150 .571 2. Cincinnati 3 4 1 0 167 189 .438 3. Baltimore 3 4 0 0 133 139 .429 4. Cleveland 0 8 0 1 158 238 0 AFC SOUTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Houston 5 3 0 0 137 167 .625 2. Tennessee 4 4 0 0 182 183 .500 3. Indianapolis 3 5 0 1 208 230 .375 4. Jacksonville 2 5 0 0 139 196 . ...

NFL Power Rankings: Dallas Cowboys could win an unpredictable NFC (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
The Dallas Cowboys are as good of a pick as anyone. It’s not like Dallas is a balanced power on both sides of the ball. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is protected well by a great offensive line and he has been remarkably efficient.

Cutler, Howard lead Bears to 20-10 win over Vikings (The Associated Press)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Jay Cutler's halftime speech - yup, that Jay Cutler - helped the Chicago Bears turn a strong start into one surprising victory. Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown after missing five games with a thumb injury, rookie Jordan Howard ran for a career-high 153 yards and a TD, and the Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-10 on Monday night. Chicago (2-6) sacked Sam Bradford five times while handing NFC North-leading Minnesota (5-2) its second straight loss.

With Bradford knocked around again, can Vikes be for real? (The Associated Press)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Quarterback Sam Bradford probably wishes now he'd bought travel insurance for the journey that brought him to Minnesota just in time for the season opener. What seemed like a steal for most of the last two months as the Vikings cruised to a 5-0 start increasingly feels like a bad trip. The Chicago Bears exploited the same weaknesses in a 20-10 victory Monday night the Eagles had a week ago, plowing through a slapped-together offensive line and sacking Bradford five times.

Vikings' offensive nightmare continues in surprising loss to Bears (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, October 31st, 2016
At this point, it doesn’t matter what costume the Vikings put on their offensive line — it’s downright ghoulish to see what’s happening up front. Last week, we wrote that the Vikings still have the chance to overcome that weakness. Starting tackles Jake Long and T.J. Clemmings had nightmarish games, unable to block the Bears’ Akiem Hicks, Pernell McPhee and Leonard Floyd most of the night, and it reduced the Vikings’ offensive options to the last call for trick or treating.