Amid all this controversy taking place in the NFL there is actual football being played and the drama on the field has been even more compelling than what is happening off the field.
We are only in week 3 but already records have been broken, teams have been pushed to the brink and star players have been sidelined, possibly for good.
Tonight’s Monday Night Football game could bring even more surprises, as the Chicago Bears take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The game kicks off tonight at 8:30 P.M. (EST) on ESPN, with live streaming available from Watch ESPN and DIRECTV Sunday Ticket.
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With both teams sporting a 1-1 record this year and having an identical 8-8 record last year it would seem to be a pretty even match-up, but really these 2 teams are opposites.
The Bears had a huge come from behind win last week against the Niners after scoring 21 points in the 4th quarter last week while the Jets blew a 21-3 lead against Green Bay, squandering a chance to go to 2-0.
The Jets and Bears also differ when it comes to their style of play, with NY being a run first team and Chicago working their passing game.
Even though the Jets lost last week they looked pretty good and if they can minimize errors they will have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs.
QB Geno Smith has decent numbers and will only get better with time- a win here would help get him going on the right track.
I think this will be a close game, with the Jets squeezing out a win, 23-21.
*SCORE UPDATE* The Bears pulled out the win 27-19 thanks to some sloppy Jets plays and questionable calls that robbed them of the opportunity to win.
Geno Smith was less than perfect with 2 interceptions, but with 2 minutes left to go in the 2nd quarter Bears qB Jay Cutler was sacked by David Harris, who forced a fumble that was recovered by Demario Davis, who took off for a sure touchdown.
However, the refs called the play dead by contact- which was overturned once they reviewed it but it was already too late as the blown call took away the touchdown and a 20-17 lead for the Jets.
Here are the rest of the scores from week 3:
Chargers 22 Bills 10
Cowboys 34 Rams 21
Redskins 34 Eagles 37
Texans 17 Giants 30
Vikings 9 Saints 20
Titans 7 Bengals 33
Ravens 23 Browns 21
Panthers 7 Lions 19
Colts 44 Jaguars 17
Raiders 9 Patriots 16
49ers 14 Cardinals 23
Broncos 20 Seahawks 26 (OT)
Chiefs 34 Dolphins 15
Steelers 37 Panthers 19
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