Week 5 Ups and Downs: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Everson Griffen
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The Interesting Stuff vs Chicago

  1. Star Wars trailer. I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched the last two Star Wars movies, but I do understand how MASSIVE the franchise is. Having the trailer for the upcoming film air during halftime was kind of neat, even though I had no idea what was going on in the video.
  2. Sam Bradford feeling pretty good! When your quarterback is week-to-week, you should always expect the backup to see the start. However, when primetime rolled around, Sammy Sleeves was good to go, making both his starts this year so far being on Monday Night Football.
  3. Yes, that is a penalty, Gruden. I like Jon Gruden, but in the second quarter when a Bears wide receiver was called for offensive pass interference after putting his hands on Terence Newman’s facemask before making a catch, he said it was not a penalty and they should ‘let them play’.
  4. Mike Ditka cosplay. While I’m no Bears fan, I still have respect for Mike Ditka. I do think it’s pretty cool when fans dress up like their favorite people or characters, and Chicago fans who get Ditka-ed are no exception!
  5. That’s a lot of flags! 17 total accepted penalties. Minnesota was called for 9 while Chicago was flagged 8 times. The total penalty yardage from the game: 124 yards. And that’s more than any player had to receive or rushing in the game. If you had penalties in this game on your fantasy team, you likely got a lot of points.