The take away from this NFL season so far? Nothing’s guaranteed. Whether you’re talking about the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints losing by 13 to the 1-5 Browns or the 5-2 Baltimore Ravens getting routed by the winless Bills, there are clearly no sure bets heading into Week 8.
SI.com’s Don Banks says that while in other seasons fans may have been able to easily distinguish between certifiable winners and losers, that isn’t the case this year. Anything can happen, with powerhouses tumbling to seemingly inferior teams and underdogs railroading their competition.
But regardless of the chaos this season, there is one team that has remained on Banks’ radar, but not necessarily for the right reasons: That’s the Chicago Bears. The 3-0 Bears have been generally disastrous, with the team’s loss to Washington being among its worst moments. Quarterback Jay Cutler threw four interceptions all to cornerback DeAngelo Hall, and of course to add insult to injury, Cutler was also sacked four times. So what can the Bears do? Simple, Mike Martz and company need to give Cutler more time, otherwise they’ll continue to be disappointed.
Though we have a few days until World Series and NBA regular season action gets underway, we have a heated match-up between the Giants and Cowboys to look forward to:
New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys (8:30 p.m., ET) – It’s no secret that the boys from Dallas have been struggling this season, especially after a devastating loss to the Vikings last week. The Cowboys will once again face some stiff competition against the 4-2 Giants when they take to their home turf tonight.
By The Numbers
8.6 million– Number of viewers who tuned in to watch the MLB championship series. San Francisco’s defeat of the Phillies and the Rangers routing of the Yankees helped boost the number of viewers from last year’s 8.43 million.
6- Number of points separating Chase for the Championship drivers Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin. SI.com’s Brant James takes a look at five things we learned from a wild weekend at Martinsville
36 – Age Jerry Stackhouse will be next month. He got an early birthday present after being scooped up by the Miami Heat one day after swingman Mike Miller was sidelined with an injury. Stackhouse averaged 8.5 points in 42 games with the Milwaukee Bucks last season.