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Two months ago (heck, even a month ago), Chicago coach Lovie Smith had to love his team’s chances heading to a game at Denver. Jay Cutler in a revenge game. Matt Forte on a tear. NFC playoffs spot on the horizon.
Instead, Smith is now preparing to bring his team to Denver without both Cutler and Forte, to face a Broncos team on a five-game winning streak.
Smith was engaging in a conference call with Denver reporters today. Among the highlights:
- Smith on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow: “When you’re the starting quarterback in the NFL and you’ve led your team to five wins in a row, you’re doing something pretty good. From what I’ve seen, people tend to keep looking a year down the way, two years down the way. They ought to just be in the moment,” Smith said. “As far as us trying to defend him, it’s always tough when you play against a quarterback like him, a quarterback that No. 1 can throw the ball and a quarterback that is also mobile enough to also get you yards.”
- Smith on Cutle...
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Some further digging has uncovered that the ill-conceived tattoo depicting Tim Tebow as some kind of Bronco centaur was indeed the result of being on the losing end of a wager.
Bears fans thought it was bad news when Jay Cutler's season was cut short by injury. But last Sunday things took a turn for the worse when Matt Forte, their star running back, left the game against Kansas City with a knee injury. This was later confirmed as a grade 2 MCL sprain which looks set to keep Forte out of action for anywhere between 2-6 weeks.
The Bears have lost...
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Bears running back Matt Forte has a sprained MCL. It’s reportedly a Grade 2 tear, which will knock him out for as few as two weeks, and as many as six. Regardless of the duration of his absence, Forte says he won’t return until he’s 100 percent. “I’m just treating it, just like any other…
Tim Tebow and the Broncos may be headed to prime time again, but not if CBS gets its way.
Though Chicagoans live in the world of the NFC North, where we are surrounded by Aaron Rodgers and Ndamukong Suh and Adrian Peterson and Jay Cutler's thumb and Matt Forte, we still cannot escape him.
No matter where you look, from the the Internet to newspapers to television to tattoos to the cover of the NFL's new magazine, he's there.
In his second...
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