Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011Posted: 11:20 p.m.
By Pat Boyle
Sports continue to show us time and again how it helps us get through difficult times. We just experienced an amazing tribute to those who lost their lives during 911 by the Bears and the entire NFL last week.
Little did we know, just a couple days later the Bears would be helping their Leader get through the sudden passing of his mother. Good teams become good families during difficult times.
Lance Briggs will travel with members of the Bears family like Lovie Smith, George McCaskey, Ted Phillips, Jerry Angelo and Bob Babich to New Mexico on Saturday for the funeral of Brians mother, Lavoyda Lenard.
Above is a portion of Lance on this weeks Countdown To Kickoff on this topic.
You can see CTK every Thursday night at 11pm on CSN
The Bears and Patriots played a wild game yesterday, with the outcome literally coming down to the final seconds/yards.
The Bears didn't get their intended result, and BearsTwitter let 'em know about it after the game.
Here were the most neat tweets from Sunday's loss:
Shoutout to broadcasts in other languages, they're legitimately always 100X more entertaining.
The great Ricky Bobby once said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Talladega Nights hit a little too close to home for the Bears in Week 7.
They came into Sunday at 3-2 at the top of the NFC North. After a 38-31 loss to the New England Patriots, they dropped to the bottom of the division.
The Detroit Lions defeated the Miami Dolphins 32-21 to improve to 3-3, leaving them tied with the Bears in the cellar.
The Minnesota Vikings’ 37-17 victory over the New York Jets jumped them to 4-2-1 overall and first place in the division over the 3-2-1 Green Bay Packers, who were off for their bye week.
The NFC North remains the most tightly contested division in the NFL, the only one with no teams under .500 through seven weeks of the season.
The final standings may not be decided until Week 17, and the Bears have already blown the early season cushion they built for themselves while the Vikings and Packers were struggling.
The divisional action will pick up in November, and Chicago only has a pair of games left to put it all together before back-to-back-to-back games against the Lions, Vikings and Lions again.