Bears suddenly contenders with Packers hurting, NFC North up for grabs

With the Green Bay Packers losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a potentially season-ending collarbone injury, the NFC North has truly become a four-team race.

We like writing about streaks here, mainly because it always reminds us of Will Ferrell in “Old School,” but also partly because winning and losing streaks this time of year offer some level of evidence we haven’t had yet. If you read this column regularly, you know we preach the value of sample size. The more NFL season we see, the more we know. At this point, every team has played at least six games, many have played seven, and the teams that are winning and losing games in big chunks might be showing us a little bit about who they are.

Jenkins has stood with his fist in the air during the national anthem since last season, after former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem to raise awareness of police brutality against people of color and other social injustices.

Sando: Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers. Hyde should have a rough time against the Eagles’ defensive front, especially if Philadelphia builds a lead.

Yates: Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings. After a 100-plus-yard effort in Week 7, some might be intrigued by Murray. My pessimism in Murray isn’t tied to his role, as he has seen enough opportunities since Dalvin Cook’s injury to be on the radar, but rather has to do with his matchup. The Browns have been terrific against opposing running backs. Le’Veon Bell was kept in check (10 rushes NHL Jerseys Cheap for 32 yards), as were DeMarco Murray (18 rushes for 59 yards) and Joe Mixon (17 rushes for 29 yards). The strength of Cleveland’s roster is in stopping the run, which gives me pause on Quality Cheap Jerseys Murray.

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