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Hester will sign autographs to help young cancer patient

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Hester will sign autographs to help young cancer patient

Bears wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester has always been a difference maker on the field, whether it be anexhilaratingpunt return or being on the receiving end of a Jay Cutler home run ball.
But the difference Hester will make to 4-year-old cancer patient Sean Kellercould be his most important one yet.
Hester will sign autographs July 21 at Joseph's Marketplace in Crystal Lake, with all proceeds going to the Keller family. The money brought in will help the family pay medical bills, car repairs and maintenance, and even a private pool party for Sean.
Were truly surrounded by such wonderful family and friends, Val Keller, Sean's mother, told the Northwest Herald. Weve been given this wonderful gift of support from so many people we know, and people we dont even know. Its wonderful.
According to the Herald, Sean takes about 20 medications per week, infusions once a month and spinal taps every three months, along with chemotherapy treatments.
Sean is doing well, and is expected to begin preschool at Zion Lutheran School this fall.

NFC North standings: Bears fall to last in division with Week 7 loss to Patriots

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NFC North standings: Bears fall to last in division with Week 7 loss to Patriots

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.    

Under Center Podcast: Bears lose 38-31 to the Patriots

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Under Center Podcast: Bears lose 38-31 to the Patriots

Matt Forte, Lance Briggs and Alex Brown join Laurence Holmes to break down the Bears 38-31 loss to the Patriots. What happened to the Bears defense over their bye week, and how did the special teams struggle so bad against New England? Plus – the guys debate Mitchell Trubisky’s decision making in the red zone and Matt weighs in on how the Bears should play his former team – the New York Jets – next week.

0:35– Special teams to blame for loss?

4:12– Where did the Bears pass rush go? 

5:27– Bad tackling followed Bears from Miami

7:25– Are the coaches to blame for the defense after the bye?

10:10– Evaluating Mitchell Trubisky’s game

11:55– Agree with Matt Nagy on Mitch’s “mental” game?

13:30– Trubisky’s red zone decision making

17:10– Are the Bears giving away games so Mitch can learn?

18:00– Bears need to run the ball more

21:04– Matt Forte scouts his former team, the New York Jets

Listen to the full podcast here or in the embedded player below.

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