After the beautiful chaos that emerged from what was supposed to be a ho-hum Week 11, this is how it’s going to be? An undefeated Alabama followed by a wad of one-loss teams. If that’s how it indeed plays out (and at this point assuming anything is as ill-advised as holding up a “We want Bama” sign on College GameDay), then how will the men and women in that hotel conference room in Grapevine, Texas, sift through that pile of one-blemish résumés? Will they compare the best moments of each team’s “W” column? Or will they stack up the low points over on the right side of the Mike Person Authentic Womens Jersey season-dividing dash?
For now, let’s assume they’re going with that common solo digit, the shared “1” in the loss column. Not all L’s are created equal. So, who owns the most impressive defeat? Here’s how we rank them.
Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long had to be carted off after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s loss to the Bucs.
“It’s tough,” said Cutler. “He has had Mohamed Sanu Authentic Womens Jersey a bunch of injuries to one side of his body and now the lower half takes a hit too. He’s going to be a hard guy to replace.”
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Long had played injured all year. He tore his left labrum in the preseason, and then he suffered a triceps strain that kept him out of the Bears’ Week 8 victory over Minnesota.
One of Chicago’s team leaders, Long signed a lucrative four-year contract extension prior to the beginning of the regular season.
Long is one of only seven Bears players to earn Pro Bowl nods in each of his first three professional seasons, a list that includes Hall of Famers Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka and Gayle Sayers.
The Bears also activated wide receiver Marquess Wilson from the physically unable to perform list, signed defensive lineman C.J. Wilson and offensive lineman Cornelius Edison, and placed defensive lineman Will Sutton on injured reserve.
Wilson is one of Chicago’s receivers tabbed to replace Alshon Jeffery, who received a four-game suspension on Monday for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.