Like most people, I was surprised that Mike Ditka’s number was being retired during halftime of last night’s game between the Cowboys and Bears. Not being Ditka doesn’t deserve it. I was just surprised that it had taken this long for the Bears to do so. Just a great night for Bears fans because not only did they honor one of their most important figures but their team also dominated an overwhelmed Cowboys team. Chicago’s offense was completely dominant from start to finish, as the Cowboys had no answer to any part of their attack. The first half was fairly even, both teams trading blows up until halfway through the second quarter. That was when the Bears made some big plays and things started to go downhill for Dallas. John McCown’s pass to Alshon Jefferey to end the half was very indicative of how bad the Cowboys defense has been throughout the season, particularly the secondary. Anytime the Cowboys were able to get Chicago in a 3rd & long, there was Brandon Marshall to combo with Jefferey and get the first down. Did I forget to mention that the Bears running game did it’s job? Chicago also held the ball for what seemed like the entire 3rd quarter where they took a lead that was too much for the Cowboys to come back from. It’s just another game that proves that the Cowboys always zig when everyone expects them to zag. Last night’s cold temperatures clearly favored the Bears, overwhelming the Cowboys in every facet of the game. What’s next for the Bears? Well they’re tied with Lions atop their division but because of losses to Detroit this season, they’re going to need the Lions to slip. The Cowboys essentially lose all possibilities of a wild card berth so it’s time for Dallas to hope for an Eagles loss to back the division lead.
Last night’s teams are fighting for a spot in the postseason but there is also a battle between some of the worst teams in the league. Normally i’m not that into the draft, mostly because the Cowboys always have a middle of the road pic that they manage to screw up. Enough about my sorrows because there are teams racing for a franchise guy this season. Right now the Texans, at 2-11, are in the driver’s seat to land the first pick in the draft and acquire a big player in what looks to be a loaded draft. But will they finish in last place? All signs point to yes. This weekend they’re Indy, playing against a Colts team that’s out to prove that they’re worthy of being in the playoffs. This it’s Denver, where Manning and friends could be trying to clinch home field throughout the playoffs. Second worst team in the league right now are the Redskins, who are a franchise in shambles. The only problem is that they don’t get their pick this season because of the trade they made with the Rams for RG3. Their opponent this weekend? The Falcons, who, for whatever reason, are still trying to compete in games. Despite the fact that they’re in prime position to land the second pick of the draft. Hey Atlanta, after being so bad for your fans all season long, try doing something for them this weekend just take the loss. The Jaguars are next up but all of a sudden, they’re winning 3 of 4 with a real shot to finish the season with 6 wins. Who could have predicted that? By the end of the season I expect the Raiders and Vikings to be rounding out the bottom 5.View All Photos ›