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Kristin Cavallari: Jay Cutler is a first round fantasy QB

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Kristin Cavallari: Jay Cutler is a first round fantasy QB

If you can join a fantasy football league with Kristin Cavallari this fall, you're probably in good shape.

The wife of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was approached by TMZ Sports about where fantasy footballers should select her husband in their drafts, and her answer shouldn't come as a surprise.

"When should you take him?" Cavallari responded. "I don't even know -- first round!"

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Of course, the Bears signal caller is not a first round target in any fantasy leagues. In 2014 he finished 14th among starting quarterbacks with 244 points, nearly 100 points less than Aaron Rodgers (342) and Andrew Luck (336). In fact, Cutler may not even be worth drafting this season as a QB2. Then again, maybe first round pick Kevin White will turn in an epic rookie season and help Cutler improve on his numbers from a year ago.

Have to love K-Cavs supporting her husband, but please stay away from Cutler in the first round of your fantasy league. And of course, for all your fantasy football needs follow us @CSNFantasy.

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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