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Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears

Check out Lester’s Thoughts in the NFL this week and make sure to leave a few of your own in the comment section below!

NFL: JAN 17 NFC Divisional Playoff - Seahawks at Panthers

1) Marshawn Lynch hasn't played in an NFL game since October 14, 2018, but the 33-year old signed with the Seattle Seahawks late last night. I’m not sure what he has left, but the time away could have done his body well and for a few game playoff stretch he could be just what the Seahawks need to help them in a wide open NFC. First up however, a showdown with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football with the NFC West title on the line.

2) But over in the AFC, it looks like the Baltimore Ravens are the team to beat after they picked up their eleventh straight win on Sunday with a 31-15 beat-down of the Cleveland Browns. I didn’t realize that 2019 is the first time they’ve ever had home field clinched through out the playoffs. In their two Super Bowl titles they started their run on wildcard weekend.

The luxury of earning the bye allows then to rest several starters.

3) It’s ridiculous how New Orleans Saints wide out Micheal Thomas can get so open all the damn time when everyone knows the ball is going his way. He’s the most complete receiver in the game today.

4) New York Jets head coach Adam Gase has an eye for talent.

If you don’t get the joke, you can Google it.

5) Chandler Jones is up to 19 sacks for the Arizona Cardinals this season and is at 96 for his eight year career.

And I know this pisses off 99% of all Chicago Bears’ fans.

6) The Tennessee Titans control their chance at the 6th seed against the Houston Texans on Sunday, and with Houston locked into the playoffs as the AFC South Champs (albeit their seed is up for grabs) I could see Tennessee having the motivation to win on the road.

7) Kirk Cousins went full Kirk Cousins on Monday Night Football, but it was Green Bay running back Aaron Jones that dominated the night with 154 yards on the ground and 2 TDs for the Packers offense, and outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith’s 3.5 sacks that did it for their defense.

8) New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones went off in his return to the lineup with 352 yards passing, five touchdowns and no interceptions in their 41-35 overtime victory at Washington.

9) This postseason nugget from the NFL is crazy to me.

The BUFFALO BILLS, GREEN BAY PACKERS, MINNESOTA VIKINGS and SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS have each qualified for the postseason after missing the playoffs last season. From 1990-2019 – a streak of 30 consecutive years – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.

I wonder which 4 teams are going to the playoffs in 2020 after missing it this year?

10) Most disappointing season ever.