The Bears have had about as short a week of preparation as you can get in the NFL: They were flexed into last Sunday night’s game against the Vikings and now get the early time slot Thursday.
It’s an especially vexing situation for the Bears considering that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky injured his right shoulder against Minnesota and has been listed as doubtful.
Colt McCoy gets the call at quarterback for the Redskins after Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury Sunday against the Texans, and he has a short week to get up to speed.
McCoy couldn’t be much worse in the long-passing-play department than his predecessor: With Smith under center, the Redskins had just four passing plays that went for at least 40 yards this season, and none since Week 4 against the Saints.
The Cowboys seem to have righted the ship with two straight wins, perhaps ending (for now) any talk about Coach Jason Garrett’s future with the team.
New Orleans already has a six-point overtime win over Atlanta under its belt, and that one came without running back Mark Ingram, who was serving a season-opening four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
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