|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThe Chicago Bears host the Redskins in their last game before bye week. Both teams are coming off a loss last Sunday. The Redskins lost 24-27 to the Indianapolis Colts, while the Bears lost 20-23 to the Seattle Seahawks. In recent Redskins news, tight end Chris Cooley has recovered from a mild concussion and will be back on the field this Sunday. The Redskins have a little thing called the “hit stick” which is awarded to the special teams player who has the best hit in a victory.
Sportsbook currently listed Mike Sellers as the proud owner of the hit stick, who has this to say in lieu of recent NFL hit controversies, “All I know is I better not hit nobody in the head because I really don’t want no fine. This game right now has become so stringent, it’s kind of ridiculous.”
Redskins safety LaRon Landry has some experience with these fines, exclaiming that there is no reason to change his approach, but instead just watch out for helmet-to-helmet hits, a lesson he learned during his rookie year when he went “two months without seeing a paycheck.”
As for the Bears, they had an excellent first 3 weeks going undefeated, and then losing only to the Giants and the Seahawks in weeks 4 and 6. But some say it is Donovan McNabb’s fault that Washington is 30th in third-down conversions, as his poor throw percentage right now is 23.3% of attempts, a pretty sad number.
The standard NFL average is 15 percent. But perhaps one of their biggest focuses this weekend will be protecting Jay Cutler against those vicious, hard-hitting Redskins.