Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 2 of the NFL Season

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 2 of the NFL Season

Who the man? Nostrathomas the man! Nostrathomas can talk big after going 13-3 both straight-up and against the spread in Week 1.

As for this week, everyone starts Week 2 back at 0-0, unless you missed on Thursday night’s game, which, in that case you start 0-1

Thursday Night

Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs -3

Nostrathomas had no faith in Peyton Manning’s ability to win in Kansas City after his dismal performance against the Ravens. Even though Manning put up 256-yards passing and an 86.9 Passer Rating, Nostrathomas stands by that analysis. Manning was shot-putting passes all night. (Are receivers allowed to call for fair catches?)…

Chicago Bears Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Chicago Bears Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The Bears finished the 2015 preseason with a 3-1 record but as always in training camp, past performance is not always a good indicator of future results. Due to draft failures of the past two general manager administrations, Jerry Angelo’s and Phil Emery’s, the Bears have been relying on the free agent market to fill holes. This has led to this team being one of the oldest in the NFL.

The Bears currently also lack talent and depth at key positions as John Fox heads into his first season as head coach but there are also some positives though to look forward to. Here’s a look at a few from both sides of the equation…

The Top 10 Boneheaded Moments of the 2014 NFL Season

The Top 10 Boneheaded Moments Of The 2014 NFL Season

Bad plays and physical mistakes are going to happen to every team and player in the NFL at some point. Colin Kaepernick fumbling on the one-yard line against the St. Louis Rams or botched coverages on defense are terrible breaks but also part of the game.

Bonehead moments are the face-palm, “D’oh!” acts that leave you shaking your head in wonder. The difference between this past year and others is just as many of those moments came from off-field events as during games…

Chicago Bears 2014: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

Chicago Bears: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

In his first season as head coach of the Chicago Bears Marc Trestman benefitted by the breakout performances of rookie right guard Kyle Long and second year receiver Alshon Jeffery.  Those two were major contributors in a Bears offense that ranked No. 2 in the NFL in points scored. The 445 points that team scored were also the second highest total in franchise history.

Key for a new or relatively unknown player to break out and claim his share of attention is opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. For the Bears in 2014 the main opportunities exist on defense and as a kick/punt returner. First, here are a few players who at least have the opportunity, whether they take advantage or not…

The 10 Absolute Worst Contracts In The NFC North

The 10 Absolute Worst Contracts In The NFC North

These are the contracts that keep NFC North general managers up at night with the phrase “what was I thinking” running through their heads.

The Top 10 Boneheaded Moments Of The 2013 NFL Season

The Top 10 Boneheaded Moments Of The 2013 NFL Season

Some things happen to teams, both on and off the field, that come out of nowhere and leave fans wondering what he heck just happened and why. Teams, players, officials, no one is immune from these brain freeze moments.

Chicago Bears: Three New Year’s Resolutions For 2014

Chicago Bears: Three New Year’s Resolutions For 2014

The Chicago Bears discovered offense last season but left their defense in the shop. Here’s what they can do to improve their fortunes in 2014.

Vikings Trip Bears Short Of A Win 23-20: Five Things We Learned

Vikings Trip Bears Short Of A Win 23-20: Five Things We Learned

The Chicago Bears and Vikings played a mistake-filled but exciting back-and-forth game in Minnesota before the Vikings pulled out a 23-20 overtime victory.

Bears Beat Packers In Lambeau, 27-20: Five Things We Learned

Bears Beat Packers In Lambeau, 27-20: Five Things We Learned

The Chicago Bears improved their record to 5-3 and pulled into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC North with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers with their 27-20 victory on Monday Night Football.

 

Lions Overrun The Bears: 5 Things We Learned

Lions Overrun The Bears: 5 Things We Learned

The Detroit Lions started slow but rode a 27 point third quarter to a 40-32 victory over the Chicago Bears.