If Jay were to play another five years and were to throw

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If Jay were to play another five years and were to throw

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game.As previously announced Cody Parkey Jersey , NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That Sept. 5 game in the Thursday night slot usually reserved for hosting by the NFL champ forced New England to open three nights later.The Patriots have a home schedule loaded with top attractions, including Kansas City on Dec. 8 in an AFC title game rematch, and Dallas on Nov. 24.Monday night’s doubleheader on ESPN will feature Houston at New Orleans and Denver at Oakland.“We know every year there seems to be a last-to-first story,” said new Broncos coach Vic Fangio, the Bears‘ defensive coordinator last season. “We were that in Chicago last year. I suppose a lot of teams counted us as a win last year. Every season is a new season and the order they choose for us to play them in, we’ll play them in.”Week 2 includes an intriguing Monday night matchup of Cleveland at the New York Jets. The very first Monday nighter was a Browns win over Joe Namath and the Jets in 1970. This one will feature the return to the Meadowlands for now-Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and two young, potential star quarterbacks in Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield and New York’s Sam Darnold.National broadcasts rarely have included the downtrodden Browns, but they’re a popular choice this year: Cleveland will have four prime-time games, also facing the Rams, San Francisco and archrival Pittsburgh.Every team will have at least one national TV appearance. New England, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Green Bay, Seattle and the Rams get the maximum prime-time games, five.The traditional Thanksgiving Day games will have Detroit at home to Chicago, then Buffalo at Dallas. The night game to close the holiday schedule will be New Orleans at Atlanta in another long-time rivalry.The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams will host Cincinnati in London for one of five international games on the 2019 schedule. The Rams and Bengals will face off at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27.Earlier in October, the league will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London. The Raiders will host the Bears on Oct. 6, and the Buccaneers will be the home team against the Panthers on Oct. 13.Wembley will be the site of the fourth London match, with Houston facing host Jacksonville on Nov. 3.The league returns to Mexico, after last season’s Chiefs-Rams game was moved to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Azteca Stadium. On Monday night Nov. 18, the Chiefs will play LA’s other team, the Chargers.In Week 16, the NFL has left 10 teams in semi-limbo. Three games are scheduled for NFL Network on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will be chosen among these five: Detroit at Denver; Oakland at the LA Chargers; Buffalo at New England; the Rams at San Francisco 49ers; and Houston at Tampa Bay. The non-Saturday games will be played Sunday.The season ends Dec. 29, when Chicago finishes at Minnesota for the fourth successive year. All finales are divisional games for the 11th straight season.“This is an exciting time,” said Giants coach Pat Shurmur, whose team opens at Dallas. “This week, we started the offseason program. And now we can see when we’re going to play. We knew who our opponents would be and where we are going to play https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/Khalil-Mack-Jersey , but there’s an excitement that builds once the schedule comes out.”Among the oddities, in one stretch the Raiders will go seven weeks before playing a game in Oakland. They entertain the Chiefs on Sept. 15, then have road games at Minnesota and Indianapolis, host Chicago in London, are off Oct. 13, then go to Green Bay and Houston. They return to Oakland on Nov. 3.Miami opens with four 2018 playoff opponents: home for Baltimore and New England, at Dallas, home for the Chargers. Then the Dolphins have a bye.One team, Philadelphia has three straight home games and three consecutive road games. No other team has three away matches in a row, though the Rams will be away from LA for a visit to Atlanta on Oct. 20, that “home” contest in London the next week, then a bye and a trip to Pittsburgh.Also with three straight home games will be Green Bay, Atlanta, Arizona, San Francisco, Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Houston. For fans who hope to see Jay Cutler break another team record, it's worth taking a moment to reflect on the career of the man who set that record--Sid Luckman." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteWindy City GridironWindy City Gridiron - Being who you thought we were since 2005!Log In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBearsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsThe Bears DenNotesXs and OsSuperfansFiled under:Bears HistoryJay Cutler is good, but he's no Sid LuckmanNew,172commentsFor fans who hope to see Jay Cutler break another team record, it's worth taking a moment to reflect on the career of the man who set that record--Sid Luckman.CDTShareTweetShareShareJay Cutler is good, but he's no Sid LuckmanEDITOR: With this being the 75th anniversary of the invasion on Normandy, we wanted to share an article about one of the men that stormed the beach that day, Bears’ Hall of Famer, Sid Luckman.This article originally published on November 9, 2015.There is a pretty good chance that by Tuesday morning, the Chicago Bears will have a new all-time touchdown leader. Jay Cutler has passed many of the marks set by Sid Luckman, and this mark is just another that seems likely to fall. This feat will further the claim that Jay Cutler is the most accomplished quarterback in Bears history. If you’re like me, you’re too young to have watched Sid Luckman play football https://www.thebearsfanshop.com , except maybe on shaky footage streamed online. Your understanding of pre-1960s football might be dim. As a result, you might find it easy to dismiss Luckman’s career.I like Jay Cutler. I like what Jay brings to the Bears. He is the best quarterback I have seen play for the Bears in anything other than a historical perspective. However, Jay Cutler is no Sid Luckman, and I think that on the eve of yet another record potentially falling, it’s time to spend a moment contemplating a simple observation: 42 > 6.I typed that sentence not to diminish Jay, but rather to honor a man most Chicago fans should probably know more about.When considering the legacy of Sid Luckman, it’s easy to simply throw out some simple numbers. Four league championships. Three seasons leading the league in passer rating. A record seven touchdown passes in a single game. League MVP. However, without context, it’s tough to really appreciate those numbers.If we look at modern quarterbacks who have led the league at least three times in passer rating, we get a short list of heavy-hitters: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Steve Young. Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Warner only show up twice. Already, Luckman is in pretty strong company. However, this only tells part of the tale.In 2004, 2005, and 2006, Peyton Manning led the league in passer rating for three straight years. His marks in that time were 121.4, 104.1, and 101; 2004 was truly the peak of his performance, because in this year his passer rating was more than 46% above the league average of 82.8. Incredibly, in each of his three years at the top, he was at least 25% better than the league average, which hovered around the low 80s. Manning’s rival for greatest of the generation, Tom Brady, does even better. His three years at the top involve season-long passer ratings of 117.2, 111, and 115.8. With average passer rating climbing a little over the same time, from the low 80s to the mid-80s, Brady displays the same sort of dominance.Now, in order to understand Luckan’s best years Chicago Bears Customized Jerseys , we need that same context. How did Luckman compare to his own peers? Well, during the years that Luckman led the league, the average passer ratings were 39.6, 48.4, and 47.8. Applying a Manning/Brady-like multiplier, we might hope to find that Luckman would record ratings in the 60s or 70s. And, for 1946, that’s exactly what we find. His passer rating was 71, which put him a little over 48% better than the league average 47.8 that year.However, the 95.3 (1941) and 107.5 (1943) he recorded in his other two years should really boggle the mind. He played the game at a level so far above his peers that only Sammy Baugh and Otto Graham could come close to matching him. If, in 2007, Tom Brady had posted a perfect rating of 158.3 instead of 117.2, he still would have been closer to the average his fellow quarterbacks were turning in than Luckman was to his fellow quarterbacks in his two dominating years. In fact, Luckman played at such a high level that after more than 70 years, his statistical performance in 1943 is still the 24th best ever posted by a quarterback.Luckman enlisted in the Merchant Marine during World War II, which kept him from practicing with the Bears (though he was apparently still able to play games). In fact, his championships and his playing career straddle the war, leaving endless room for guessing about what might have been.Still at a loss to understand how far ahead of his time Luckman was? Even with all the changes to the game over time, Luckman sits in second place all-time when it comes to career passing yards per attempt (8.4). If Jay were to play another five years and were to throw for 10 yards per attempt over that time, he would probably still not catch Sid Luckman’s career average. In order to have any chance, he’d have to exceed his current average of 32 passes per game and still hit an efficiency he has yet to find.I am going to cheer for Jay and the rest of the Bears. I am hoping to see him race past Luckman’s career touchdown record. I am hopeful that at some point the Bears will have a quarterback and an offense that lead the team to a championship, let alone four. However, while I am hoping that Jay will soon reach another milestone in his development as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Bears history, I can’t get away from that simple observation: 42>6.Note, I am indebted to Cold Hard Football Facts, Pro Football Reference, 100 Things Bears Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame for a lot of the information included in this article.
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