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Cutler ranks among the most disliked in NFL

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Cutler ranks among the most disliked in NFL

The results are in...and Jay Cutler is the second most disliked NFL player in the game today.

The only person more out of favor with the fans? Ndamukong Suh, the Lions defensive tackle that has mauled Cutler on numerous occasions, including Monday night in Chicago.

Forbes took info from Nielsen and its partner, E-Poll Market Research to compile the most and least liked NFL players.

Cutler came in at 21 percent appeal rating, while Suh was at 19 percent. Michael Vick, whose image took a huge hit in the public eye with the whole dog-fighting scandal, is third on the list, followed by Randy Moss, Matt Leinart, Tony Romo, former Bear Kyle Orton (and currently Romo's backup), Santonio Holmes, Mark Sanchez and Brady Quinn.

Brian Urlacher's appeal rating of 57 percent ranks as the eighth-highest in the league. The 10 most liked players are as follows:

1. Troy Polamalu
2. Drew Brees
3. Charles Woodson
4. Peyton Manning
5. Aaron Rodgers
6. Rob Gronkowski
7. Robert Griffin III
8. Urlacher
9. Donald Driver
10. Matthew Stafford

Oddly, Tom Brady and Tim Tebow, two names that always find their way into the news, are not among the 10 most liked players.

The NFC North is well represented in the most-liked category, claiming five of the 10 spots, including three Packers (Woodson, Rodgers, Driver) and one Lion (Stafford).

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites has plenty of great IHSA football playoff action from the semifinals on Saturday as NBC Sports Chicago has highlights of many of the area's top matchups. 

Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @NBCSPreps for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights. 

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This Week's Scores

Class 8A

Loyola Academy 17, Edwardsville 10

Lincoln-Way East 24, Maine South 14

Class 7A

Lake Zurich 14, Mount Carmel 7

Batavia 23, Benet Academy 13

Class 6A

Prairie Ridge 42, Hoffman Estates 21

Nazareth Academy 24, Providence Catholic 7

Class 5A

Phillips 27, Sterling 14

Dunlap 21, Washington 0

Class 4A

Morris 43, Raby 8

Rochester 31, Highland 14

Class 3A

IC Catholic 7, Byron 0

Pleasant Plains 41, Anna-Jonesboro 2

Class 2A

Gibson City 14, Newman Central Catholic 8

Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14

Class 1A

Tuscola 21, Athens 14

Lena-Winslow 12, Forreston 8

 

NBCSPreps Boys Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

NBCSPreps Boys Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

The 2017-18 IHSA boys basketball season has a lot of talented teams in the Chicagoland area. See who made the preseason top 25, headlined by five Public League powerhouses.

No. 1 Morgan Park

No. 2 Whitney Young

No. 3 Simeon

No. 4 Orr

No. 5 Curie

No. 6 Fenwick

No. 7 Bolingbrook

No. 8 Waukegan

No. 9 Niles North

No. 10 Uplift

No. 11 Romeoville

No. 12 Hinsdale South

No. 13 West Aurora

No. 14 Larkin

No. 15 St. Rita

No. 16 OPRF

No. 17 St. Charles East

No. 18 Kenwood

No. 19 Willowbrook

No. 20 Bloom

No. 21 Evanston

No. 22 Lake Zurich

No. 23 Proviso East

No. 24 Lincoln-Way East

No. 25 Libertyville