I am bundled up with my girlfriend at Soldier Field watching football on a windy day in Chicago, as the Chicago Bears take on the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are far removed from the dominate days of Montana, Young and Rice. Let's hope fellow Purdue alum Kyle Orton and the solid Bears defense can lead the team to victory in Chicago today (November 13, 2005). GO BEARS!
GAME UPDATE: The Bears win 17 to 9 but lose rookie Texas running back Cedric Benson to a gruesome looking knee injury. We saw an usual record setting play as a missed 52 yard field goal by the 49ers was knocked out of the air by the dusty winds and returned 108 yards from the end zone by the Bears Nathan Vasher. This was an amazing play and is the longest return in NFL history.