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Your Monday Night Football Game Thread (Now with Alshon GIF)

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Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico
Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico

Here’s everything you should know about tonight’s game. (Well, I mean, you probably need some background knowledge in the sport of football, among other things, but I can only do so much.) I’ll be Tweeting heavily throughout; if you’d like to join in, you can follow me @BearsBN. Feel free to say hi. I’ll also be monitoring the comments, if you’d like to talk about the game here, you should feel free to do so!

Who: Cowboys (7-5) at Bears (6-6)

When: Coverage starts at 8:30 on ESPN; Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden (pictured) will have the call.

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago; it’s a dry forecast, but temperatures are expected to be in the teens with wind chills near (possibly below) zero.


  • Whichever team wins moves into a tie for first in their respective division; a loss for Chicago would be more damaging, due to their lack of a tiebreaker over Detroit. (Dallas currently retains an outside shot at a wild card berth as well, although a loss tonight would very much jeopardize that path.)
  • Dallas is just 2-4 on the road this season, while the Bears are 4-2 at home.
  • The teams have met four times since 2004, splitting those games, but the Bears have won the previous two meetings, including  a win in Dallas on Monday Night Football last season.
  • The Bears will retire Mike Ditka’s iconic #89 jersey at halftime. How could they lose with Coach Ditka in attendance?
  • Apparently Jay Ratliff will be under “no limitations” tonight, which makes sense; there’s only four games left, and all are basically must-win. No point being overly protective now.

Bear Down!

GIF via SBNation (@SBNationgif)
GIF via SBNation (@SBNationgif)

Update: Holy…man. Alshon may have just topped his catch from last week with this crazy play to give the Bears a 24-14 halftime lead.


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