Cordarrelle Patterson Is Approaching GOAT Status and Other Bears Bullets

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Cordarrelle Patterson Is Approaching GOAT Status and Other Bears Bullets

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Losing the season-opener isn’t the end of the world. The 2018 Bears lost their regular-season opener, then went on to use that loss as a rallying cry that helped push them to the postseason. But still … that was a massively disappointing effort the Bulls put forward last night against a Hornets team that didn’t have Kemba Walker and still figure to be among the worst teams in the league. Hopefully, the Bulls aren’t joining them.

In any case, go give our friends at BN Bulls a hug today. They need it.

  • For the record, the Bears’ efforts in Week 7 weren’t all bad. Cordarrelle Patterson earned a spot on Pro Football Focus’ Team of the Week for his 102-yard kick return touchdown. ROLL IT AGAIN:

  • This puts Patterson’s excellence in perspective:

  • Let’s fight about this:

  • You know what else was awesome from last week? Mic’d Up Eddie Jackson:

  • Moving onto the game ahead of us, this artsy poster is vibrant and needs to find a spot on my wall:

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Charging forward. #LACvsCHI

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  • More on that later today.
  • On the other side of the quarterback spectrum, did you know Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will be making just his second appearance at Soldier Field? Rivers has been the Chargers’ full-time quarterback since 2006. But because games against AFC teams go in rotation, NFC fans don’t get to see players like Rivers as often as they might like.
  • The last time Rivers was in Chicago, he was out-dueled by Jay Cutler, who put up 286 passing yards, two touchdowns through the air, scored one on the ground, and posted a 97.0 passer rating. Chicago won 31-20 to improve to 7-3. But during the game, Cutler suffered an injury that took him out of action and sunk the Bears’ playoff hopes. It was the beginning of the end of the Lovie Smith era. If you ever want to make yourself upset intentionally, think about how that injury changed the trajectory of Bears history.
  • Does Lovie get a longer leash if a healthy Cutler guides the Bears to a second straight playoff spot? Cutler was on pace to throw for 3,710 yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and an 85.7 rating. What happens to his legacy if he makes the postseason in two straight years? It probably keeps the Bears from moving onto Marc Trestman in 2013, which delays the John Fox era … would we have even gotten the Phil Emery or Ryan Pace eras? It’s a rabbit hole I’m not sure I want to fully travel down today.
  • Orange you glad the Bears are wearing alternate jerseys this weekend?

  • The Bears need tight end help, but Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) thinks the team should shop Trey Burton ahead of next week’s deadline. Knox believes a cost-cutting move would help the Bears free up some wiggle room, and I suppose a draft pick coming the Bears way wouldn’t be the worst thing. Then again, I can’t imagine Burton has much value when he isn’t 100 percent.
  • The more you know: Allen Robinson is #TeamFrenchToast:

  • You’re welcome, Vic:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.