When the Bears announced their 2019 schedule, we decided to have some puppies reveal the opponents. Now, we have taken it a step further. We have a puppy that will make weekly picks for the Bears games.
Walter's week 1 pick did not quite pan out, as the Packers bested the Bears on the opening night of the NFL's 100th season.
Now, Walter’s week 2 pick is in. Will he go for the bear (Chicago Bears) or the unicorn (Denver Broncos)?
The 9-week old dachshund was hand-selected by the scouts at NBC Sports Chicago and hails from One Tail at a Time rescue. He came from a shelter in Alabama and was transported to Chicago. At just 7 weeks old and without his mom, he beat a deadly virus and spent some time in the doggie ER, where he healed and became strong again.
Now, Walter is ready to rumble between the well-manicured lines of Sweetness Field. He will be adoptable soon via onetail.org and has two adorable sisters named Martha and Millie.
Walter will pick the games throughout the NFL season, including the playoffs and we hope that his nose follows the scent to the Bears every week, all the way to that magical game in Miami in February.
It is time for Puppy Pick ‘Em presented by Nissan.
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Now that the Bears' 2019 season is essentially over, it's time to start paying closer attention to the 2020 NFL draft order. Even without a first-round pick, the Bears hold two valuable selections in the second round.
Last year's Khalil Mack trade included the Raiders' second-round selection this April. After Chicago's loss to the Rams and Oakland's victory over the Bengals, those two second-rounders are currently the 46th and 51st picks overall. To put that in perspective, last year's 46th pick was cornerback Greedy Williams (Browns) and the 51st pick was wide receiver A.J. Brown (Titans). Both are promising players who will be starters in the NFL for a long time.
And let's not forget the Bears have some history with the 51st selection. They used it in 2018 to select wide receiver Anthony Miller, who despite not having the year many expected from him in 2019, still offers playmaking upside as a starter in Matt Nagy's offense moving forward.
Here is the current 2020 NFL draft order entering Week 12:
1. Bengals (0-10)
2. Redskins (1-9)
3. Giants (2-8)
4. Dolphins (2-8)
5. Jets (3-7)
6. Buccaneers (3-7)
7. Broncos (3-7)
8. Falcons (3-7)
9. Cardinals (3-7-1)
10. Lions (3-6-1)
11. Chargers (4-7)
12. Jaguars (4-6)
13. Browns (4-6)
14. Raiders (from Bears) (4-6)
15. Eagles (5-5)
16. Dolphins (from Steelers) (5-5)
17. Titans (5-5)
18. Panthers (5-5)
19. Raiders (6-4)
20. Jaguars (from Rams) (6-4)
21. Cowboys (6-4)
22. Colts (6-4)
23. Dolphins (from Texans) (6-4)
24. Vikings (8-3)
25. Chiefs (7-4)
26. Bills (7-3)
27. Packers (8-2)
28. Seahawks (8-2)
29. Ravens (8-2)
30. Saints (8-2)
31. Patriots (9-1)
32. 49ers (9-1)
Even after scoring seven points in a loss that basically eliminated them from playoff contention, the Bears didn't see a lot of movement in the Power Rankings. People are just kind of confused. Was Mitch Trubisky injured? Was he benched? We he benched because he was injured? The Bears' losses have gotten weirder and weirder as the season's gone on. Here's what they're saying:
NFL.com – #23
Mitchell Trubisky exited Sunday night's loss to the Rams with a hip injury, but you can forgive the general public for wondering if Bears coach Matt Nagy was looking for a way out.
ESPN – #20
All Kwiatkoski does is make plays when given the opportunity. The reserve linebacker has been pressed into action multiple times this season because of issues with Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan, and Kwiatkoski has responded each time.
Bleacher Report – #19
The Chicago Bears are toast. They aren't going to repeat as NFC North champions. Or make a second consecutive trip to the postseason.
Yahoo! Sports – #21
I think I believe the Bears when they say Mitchell Trubisky’s hip was hurting. It’s also hard to believe he would have come out of the game under better circumstances.
USA Today – #23
Khalil Mack was completely shut out of box score Sunday night despite going against Rams offense line that's been much maligned this year.
CBS Sports – #21
What's going on with Mitch Trubisky? Was he really hurt, leading to his benching? This thing has gone bad in a big way.
Sporting News – #20
The Bears' defense is doing its best to hold up with the offense remaining anemic, save for a few random big plays. A bad break-up seems more imminent for Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky in one way or another.