Thumbs up, thumbs down report for December 7th

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Tim Steebins’ Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up: Patrick Kane

Says Tim, “Sunday afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets, Patrick Kane did something no Chicago Blackhawks player has done before. Kane extended his points streak to 22 games, a franchise record. The previous record was held by Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull, who achieved a streak of 21 games during the 1971-72 season. Congrats, Patrick!”

Thumbs down: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears were facing a San Francisco 49ers team that was struggling. They lost eight of their eleven games. They lost their quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The backup, Blaine Gabbert, had not won a road game outdoors in his career. Their offense and defense was ranked among the worst in the NFL.

Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears /

Chicago Bears

After starting 0-3, the Bears have played well. They were finally at a point of reaching the .500 mark. They would also be solidly in the playoff race. That is, if they would win.

With that great opportunity, the Bears could not come away with a huge victory. After the positivity reigning around Chicago after they beat the Green Bay Packers, the Bears took their fans to the depths of despair.

The Niners came away with a 26-20 victory and all but shut the door for the Bears’ chances of getting to the playoffs.

Says Tim, “The Chicago Bears had a chance to get their record back to .500 Sunday against the previously 3-8 San Francisco 49ers. Instead, they lost in overtime 26-20 after Torrey Smith broke free for a 71-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert. To add insult to injury, Bears kicker Robbie Gould missed two field goals from 40 and 36 yards. The miss from 36 yards came as time expired, a shock for Bears fans used to seeing Gould’s perfection as a kicker. There’s no excuse for losing to a team with 3 wins. Thumbs down to the Chicago Bears.”

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