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Check out some of my Thoughts on the NFL this week and drop a few of your own in the comment section.

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1) As a Chicago Bears fan, the putrid play from the Bears on Sunday put a damper on my entire day of watching football. I just wasn’t in the mood to do much more than flip around to check in on the late games and the Sunday nighter.

After the Bears’ debacle, I watched the Bears recap show on NBC Sports Chicago to get all the press conferences and player interviews, and after that I was mostly all footballed out. I’m getting fed up devoting my time to a product that is such a letdown.

1a) Watching John Fox’s day after presser on Monday was just as mind-numbing as watching his game-plans unfold.

2) One more Bears’ thought.

It’s not in the McCaskey family DNA to fire a head coach midseason, but what has doing the same thing over and over gotten this franchise since George Halas stopped being involved with them?

3) Adrian Clayborn had a heck of a game.

I wonder if Aikman watched the Gabe Carimi and Ja’Marcus Webb duo give up 5.5 sacks to Aldon Smith back in 2012. I not only recall that game, it was an exciting part of Sackwatch (pre GIF).

4) How did the Bears beat the Carolina Panthers?

Carolina destroyed the Miami Dolphins 45-21 on Monday Night Football.

5) The New England Patriots showed exactly what a team should do after having a week off because of the bye. They obliterated the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football. They even found a way to get “injured” ex-Packers tight end Martellus Bennett on the field for seven snaps, in which he caught 3 for 38 yards.

6) Blake Bortles threw 51 times in Jacksonville’s 20-17 overtime win against the Los Angeles Chargers.

At 6-3, are the Jags for real?

7) The Los Angeles Rams are the number one scoring team in the NFL and they are giving up the fourth fewest points.

What a difference a year makes.

8) When you have a reputation for being a dumbass, you’ll never get the benefit of the doubt.

9) The New Orleans Saints dropped 47 on the Buffalo Bills and Drew Brees didn’t throw one TD pass.

If they can run the ball like that (298 yards rushing), that’s a Super Bowl contender.

10) This gets me every time I watch it...