Tonight, the Bears at a surprising 3-0 face the New York Giants who are a disappointing 1-2. Call me crazy, but I think the Bears will win this game, despite it being in New York.
For the first time in many years, the tight end is playing a key role for the Bears. Greg Olsen already has 10 catches and two touchdowns. This is his 4th year on the Bears.
The last time the Bears had a consistent tight end play for several years was probably Emery Moorehead, who was on the '85 Super Bowl Champion Bears. Moorehead started his career with the New York Giants. I met Moorehead twice, once with Kevin Butler (former kicker) and once with his son Aaron, who played for the Indianapolis Colts.
Aaron and Emery seemed to be having a ball. I think it was the first time they ever appeared together at a signing. Emery was very much the proud father, even joking that Aaron would be taking care of him as Aaron's NFL career progressed.
I really like the picture below. It ties in everything. Aaron played for the Indianapolis Colts. A Peyton Manning jersey hangs in the upper right corner. Peyton's brother Eli is currently leading the Giants. It's a bit circular, but it is symmetry.
Aaron and Emery Moorehead flanking me in Skokie, IL-Mid 00's.