The Chicago Bears seem to have finally got past rebuild mode to compete mode, and it started with what appears to be a smart draft pick at the QB position. Mitch Trubisky is growing into the role of superstar QB, and he might have made a big leap on Sunday. Trubisky is leading the NFC North Division leaders to a 6-3 record, including an impressive victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Trubisky accounted for four of the Bears TD's, 3 through the air and one with his legs. His 76.7% completion percentage and 355 yards were season highs as the Bears throttled the Lions 34-22. For the season, Trubisky is sporting a 19/7 TD to INT ratio, including 17-4 in his last six games. Huge games left with Minnesota (2) and Green Bay (at home) will decide the North, but Trubisky is finally reaching that point of being mentioned with the elite QBs. And is our Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!
It's getting to be the part of the NFL season where the men separate from the boys, and when two men battle, you put the women and children to bed and go looking for dinner. The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams have emerged as the best two teams in the NFC and the schedule gods had them square off in Week 9. And it did not disappoint. Two prolific offenses went toe to toe for 80 points and 970 yards. There were only 6 penalties and 3 punts. And there was a 200 yard receiver. The Saints Michael Thomas torched the Rams seeping secondary for 211 yards on 12 catches, including a back-breaking 72 yard TD from 3x Sportsman of the Week Drew Brees with 3:52 that put the Saints up for good. Will we see a rematch in January? If so, the Rams better come up with a better game plan to stop Michael Thomas, the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!