Checking the wind direction in Chicago -- always a tricky feat -- I'd say Rex Grossman is treading dangerously close to playing himself out of a starting job. That's what makes the Bears' Sunday-nighter at home against the high-flying Cowboys must-see TV. It could be Grossman's Waterloo, a defining moment that forces Chicago head coach Lovie Smith to see the reality of his shaky quarterback situation.
Nick Eatman discusses Terence Newman. He's listed as questionable but it sounds like they really want to get him in the field.
McBriar has worked hard to improve his directional kicking but said it's more difficult than some think.
"A lot of the time when you're actually just trying to directional kick out of bounds, you lose track of what else is important, which is hang time," he said. "You might hit one that doesn't go out of bounds that doesn't hang up very much and you've given this guy a great chance to bring it back. Directional kicking is definitely going to help us. I just don't know if it's going to be our key focus in this game."
The DMN has a few info nuggets in this article, including the fact that Isaiah Stanback and Tank Johnson played together in college.
The NFL blogs at SB Nation got together and created our own Power Rankings. We all voted teams 1 - 32 on a ballot then averaged them to get the rankings. Click on the "Full Story" link below to check them out.
|1||New England Patriots||2-0||1.39||-|
|4||San Diego Chargers||1-1||5.11||-|
|9||San Francisco 49'ers||2-0||10.72||-|
|11||Green Bay Packers||2-0||11.17||-|
|20||New Orleans Saints||0-2||19.67||-|
|22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1-1||21.72||-|
|24||St. Louis Rams||0-2||24.11||-|
|25||New York Jets||0-2||24.72||-|
|27||New York Giants||0-2||26.06||-|
|29||Kansas City Chiefs||0-2||28.17||-|