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Only one Bears player made this list of top 100 players in the NFL in 2020

Only one Bears player made this list of top 100 players in the NFL in 2020

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco ranked the top 100 players in the NFL entering the 2020 season and, surprisingly, only one Chicago Bears player made the cut.

Not surprisingly, it's Khalil Mack, who checked-in at No. 9:

For the first time since his rookie season of 2014, he didn't get double-digit sacks last season. He had 8.5, but he was still a force off the edge for the Bears. By his standards, his season was subpar. By the rest of the league's standards, he's still a force who has to be accounted for by an offense.

Part of why Mack had a  'subpar' season was his lack of an effective complementary pass-rusher in the Bears' front seven. Leonard Floyd accounted for just three sacks last year, so it came as no surprise when GM Ryan Pace rescinded his fifth-year option this offseason, ultimately leading to Floyd signing a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams.

Mack's ranking is fair; he's a top-10 player even if his 2019 season didn't live up to expectations. But what about wide receiver Allen Robinson and safety Eddie Jackson? Surely, they're two of the league's top-100 players, right? 

Nope.

Instead, Prisco has both A-Rob and Jackson in the 'just missed' category. 

Player rankings often fall victim to recency bias and it appears that's the case with Jackson, who remains one of the top safeties in the league despite a 2019 season that lacked the highlight-reel moments we've become accustomed to seeing from the former Alabama standout.

There's no excuse for Robinson's exclusion, who's fresh off a 98-catch, 1,147-yard season.

The disrespect for A-Rob continues.

Soldier Field to host drive-in movie screenings through July

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NBC Sports Chicago

Soldier Field to host drive-in movie screenings through July

You're probably not going to be able to watch the Bears at Soldier Field any time soon, but next week you'll be able to watch a movie there! That's kind of the same! 

That's because a program called 'Chi-Togther' "will provide Music Entertainment and Movie Screenings each night that will also include carpool-style concerts plus food and beverage options for all ages."

The event will be held in Soldier's South lot, and anyone who signs up will get a free popcorn! Honestly, it's worth it  just to get out of the house and grab yourself some free kernels. 

Movies being screened include Groundhog Day, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Fast and Furious (hell yeah). Also Shrek. 

12 greatest Chicago Bears wins in Soldier Field history

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USA TODAY

12 greatest Chicago Bears wins in Soldier Field history

The Chicago Bears franchise celebrated 100 years of football last season but there are a few more notable anniversaries on the horizon.

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Bears football at Soldier Field. And the columned stadium itself, which opened in 1924, is nearing the century mark.

While the franchise played a vast majority of their home games at Wrigley Field in its early years, a smattering of contests took place at the lakefront facility. The first of which was a 10-0 win over the Chicago Cardinals on Nov. 11, 1926. 

The Bears moved away from Wrigley Field after the 1970 campaign, landing at the AstroTurfed Soldier Field the following season. The team’s first game there — as official tenants — gave the franchise a positive jolt. A late Kent Nix touchdown pass gave the Bears a 17-15 victory over coach Chuck Noll’s Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a capacity crowd. The win was one of the bright spots in an otherwise pedestrian 6-8 season.

Alas, there were better days ahead.

Let’s take a look back at the 12 greatest Bears wins at Soldier Field:

12 greatest Bears wins in Soldier Field history