1. Omiyale needs to be benched in favor of Beekman right now
The Midway Monsters are more of a passing team than ever these days with the talented Jay Cutler at the controls, but eventually he's going to need the support of a sound running game – especially with three home dates in December.
2. Briggs has stepped up his game in Urlacher's absence
3. Don't start thinking that Hester is a No. 1 receiver just yet
Say what you will about Brandon Marshall being the No. 1 Cutler needed in Denver, but even a physical freak like Marshall had help from fellow wideout Eddie Royal, tight end Tony Scheffler and a host of quality backs.
4. More aggressive calls on defense helping the secondary
It's very interesting to see opponents throwing in the direction of Charles Tillman and staying away from Zack Bowman, which lends credence to the hypothesis that the younger Bowman is a star on the rise.
5. Sleeping on the Lions before the bye would be a bad idea
Smith and Co. must get to the bye 3-1, and not just because they will at least keep pace with both the Vikings and Packers in the NFC North, but 2-2 following a home loss to the Motor City Kitties would send them to the division cellar.
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