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Are We Bucs Fans Today? And Other Bears Bullets

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Every time I’ve turned on the TV this weekend, a Star Wars movie has been on. That didn’t change this morning. But around 2 p.m. CT, it’ll be all football for me.

•   The three games remaining in this football season are the NFC Championship (featuring Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers), AFC Championship (starring Patrick Mahomes), and the Super Bowl. So while part of me is bummed that this season is coming to a close, at least we’re set up for some good games.

•   Are we Bucs fans today?

•   What is the most alluring Super Bowl matchup? For me, it’s Bucs-Chiefs. I’m totally here for Mahomes-Brady III. And not just because it’s a matchup between a quarterback the Bears passed on drafting and one they were interested in signing last offseason.

•   Are you as bothered by the idea of the Packers hoisting the George S. Halas trophy at Lambeau Field as I am? If so, you’re in the right place.

•   A reminder that, while the NFL’s push for hiring diversity has yet to net major gains, there are still plenty of quality candidates out there:

•   And at least two of them have the Texans’ eye:

•   And to think, it’s possible Deshaun Watson’s issues with Houston could’ve been nipped in the bud long ago had the team taken its quarterback’s suggestion to interview Eric Bieniemy early. Instead, the Texans are angling to interview him late in the game — but only after Watson’s beef with the organization became public. That’s not how good organizations function.

•   Now, that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time:

•   The Bills are a team that passed on drafting Patrick Mahomes and lived to tell about it:

•   Here’s to becoming the first player to be on the losing end of two playoff games:

•   Interesting:

•   Patrick Mahomes cleared concussion protocol, but he’s got a bothersome turf toe issue he’ll play through on Sunday:

•   Fewer teams means a lessened likelihood of positive tests. Nevertheless, no positive tests suggests that players, coaches, and staffers aren’t messing around with a Super Bowl berth on the line:

•   The Eagles are hiring Jonathan Gannon to be their new defensive coordinator, tweets NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Gannon interviewed for the Bears’ DC gig that went to Sean Desai. Elsewhere in Philly, the gang has other issues to handle on its coaching staff.

•   I had never seen this before today:

•   Don’t you miss watching Khalil Mack play on Sundays?

•   Nailed it:


•   I realize today is a big gambling day, but allow me to remind you to wager responsibly:

Author: Luis Medina

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