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"The NFL postseason. Also, the first division winner of the year. And that's the Los Angeles Rams Todd Gurley with a massive day. And if I'm not mistaken you picked him as Monday MVP. No, no, no. He lost out to the rookie. Philip Lindsay didn't he that's right? We got a pair of running backs going back and forth. But girlies certainly had many of a weekend, which he has been Monday MVP JV long with the calls on the Rams radio networks. So now, you think about what the Rams have to play for. Well, of course, they're thinking about holding off the saints. If possible for that top seed and the home field advantage. It may not be the same kind of home field advantage as what you'd get at the Superdome in New Orleans. But the Rams if it comes down to it don't want to play at the Superdome in New Orleans. Nobody wants to play except for the states at the Superdome in New Orleans. And so for the Rams now what they're trying to do is to pad that lead. They have to win the number one seed outright because they do not have the tiebreak against the Rams and this weekend, it's age challenge. Maybe even two top every other challenge that they have gone they face this year. They've gone against a lot of teams really talented. But the Chicago Bears defense is a whole different animal. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS sports radio. Jared Goff gets the distinct pleasure of snapping the football knowing that Khalil Mack is on the other side of that line days. Pretty player. Oh, it's been great for a long time. Okay. Player in this league. And we we avoided them week one. And now, we gotta say someone whatever week we're now can't even keep track of it. But. It'll be fun. Get a chance to compete against Israeli player and the biggest challenge for us. I mean, I kind of feel like that. Sometimes what we are. We exactly, but yeah, this is going to be a really juicy matchup. I hope I hope that it is the eleven and one Rams one of the top scoring teams in the NFL against the Chicago Bears who lost eight overtime to the giants last week. And they've got I don't want to say the Vikings are breathing down their necks because that's not accurate. The Vikings didn't pick up a game last week because they lost to the patriots. However that is still a division. That's open and available and the bears to they don't wanna fall to bar too far behind even if you might think that the the buys the one in the two seats in the NFC are out of reach. It's not technically true. But the saints and the Rams are setting a torrid pace. You got the Cowboys right behind you who won four in a row. Do you want to be the three seed you want to be the four seed there's a major difference there, and who you might face in the next round or who you might be hosting. So something else to keep an eye on the bears are not sure yet or maybe they're sure, but we're not sure. Sure. Whether they will have Mitch Trubisky back under center for week fourteen. He looked good. He was throwing the ball strong. He felt good. That's what I was hoping for yesterday. When I talk to you all in the morning, and I saw everything he did yesterday showed that you know, he's he's where we were hoping he'd be at. So that's Matt Nagy giving an update kind of he's good. He looks good in practice. Maybe they are waiting to the last second to announce who will be the starting QB. But obviously when you're talking about the bears the first thing that comes to mind is that defense, it's aggressive. It's fierce. I've said this before I feel like the bears finally have an identity again since the retirement of Brian Urlacher that defense has been wishy washy, it's gotta teeth. It's bears without it's like an old bear who's lost all its teeth. It just it didn't have any type of a of an identity that that made you fear like the old bears. And so to have that defense that can keep you in games. It's huge and Vic Fangio is the defensive coordinator upon who. Matt Nagy relies a lot. I have that confidence in him and his guys every week. I think that he's kinda shown what he's what he could do not only just this year. But in years past he's seen so many different offenses. He's he's a a complete student of the game. From a coach's perspective. He he he he's he's really smart. He understands it. He seen his library huge much bigger than mine. And so he's he's seen it all. And I think that that's a huge advantage. When you have that. It's a good thing. Yeah. Neat relationship. If you think about matinee relatively new in his coaching career with a defensive coordinator, who's got a lot of experience and Fangio. And then it reminds me of the relationship between Sean McVay and Wade Phillips in Los Angeles, right? Who will be on the other side of the field from the east to you've got the oldest one of the oldest coach. And I don't know if he is the oldest he might be Wakefield. This might be the oldest coach are the oldest coordinator in the NFL. If I'm not mistaken, he's seventy one seventy two and he's with the youngest head coach, Sean McVeigh, but but McVay is said over and over how much he relies on the wisdom of Wade Phillips it by the way, if you have not seen classic coach Phillips you've not seen. Coach Phillip standing in front of the microphone talking about the the bears off. Pence. He gives you a synopsis, so essentially he's asked for his scouting report at a press conference. And if you haven't seen it, I re tweeted it a law radio. It's classic Phillips. If you go to it, it'll make you laugh, I promise and the look on his face, and you go to my Twitter page, you'll see it if you just scroll down a little ways. It's it's it's worth your fifteen seconds. Eight five five two one two four two two seven. Mark is listening in Texas. Welcome to after hours CBS sports radio. Yeah. I just want to say how you doing? First of all. Thank you. First game. I remember going to my dad while kid took me to cotton voters, say the Cowboys play and dandy. Don Meredith four touchdown passes. Bob as at that time was a record that they might ever done that before. And that was an awesome members to be there and see that outlaw Cowboys fan and so many great Cowboys over the years. I just think about Tony Dorsett tonight with this guy running the ball ninety nine yards. Yup. Ticks me off he broke or tied door sets record. But I mean, that's still there on the top line. Did you hear it by the way, Mark because we played the call earlier from CBS? Do you want to hear it? Well, I heard it. Okay. Radio game. I heard when they did it got. Okay. Replays up through the highlights and stuff too. But and of course, the game this weekend is Cowboys and eagles. I just want to think he's got a shot of winning their division this year. Well, of course, they got a shot. They've got the lead right now. And they've got the four game win streak. Of course, they got a shot. Take care of their business. I liked the defense. The defense has matured to add Sean Lee back in the mix is going to be interesting. Right. I mean, it's it's he's a great player. And he's a guy that if he's healthy he's a game changer. I don't think that it will upset the defense at all just it's a means of incorporating him back in now. But that's a nice boost for the defense as well. He's been a a major voice for late Vander ash. And having this game in Dallas is gonna be huge. Because I feel like the fans are now completely on board and ready to kind of will this team to victory. Well, I listen to a lot. I appreciate and you have a good evening. Thanks, mark. Good to hear from you. Eight five five two one two four seven Frank is also in Texas. We are killing the Lone Star state right now. Go ahead. Hi. I'm gonna try shortly pitch. More simple carefree time. I'm sixty five years old now. But when I was a small kid around eight man eight seven or I had a free and his mother worked at Feiger. So we got into the fighter games free and some days if you your scout, you know, forums. Got to sit in the end zone. And we did that quite often. I was raised in a little town just north of Waco one that had the fertilizer plant explosion called west. And anyway, when we were on, Saturday afternoons up scout uniforms. They had a couple of games during the year. You got to at the end of the game. There were no one. It was no one's when you went into the game. You didn't get wanted. There was no terrorism back then very little. So nobody was cub. Scouts got to go on a field after the ball gangs and co mingle with the players got Donny Anderson chinstrap got. Got. From syracuse. I can't remember his name is running back. Larry. Larry Larry little chinstrap, but Donny Anderson was the big chin strap and then his mom for my birthday. I was eight years old got me. Ronnie fools picture autograph? He was a running back all American running back at fighter and then got drafted by the Chicago Bears played for the bears a few years in the sixties Ronnie full. And so those who simple times when in in great times back then in college football, and you know, you had heroes back damage. He could look up to men men, and coaches that she could look up to and I just thought I'd call sure that share the story with your back getting to go down on the field and try to talk the players into getting giving you. And that was a cool thing that, you know. So I'm joy your show. And I appreciate you chance to tell you about a freer, a simpler, more carefree time. Different parts of sports. And and it was kind of a great segue. 'cause you were talking about Scott bears. And I had this story about Ronnie bull, which I'm sure all the bear fans. That are listening that are over my possibly may remember Ronnie bull and in some of the right bear players in George Halas. And then he played for the Chicago Bears players at Ronnie full play with. Soldier field. I appreciate the phone call. Thanks so much. I'm not sure if he met Larry's AGA. I don't think Larry little played at Syracuse. I could be wrong. But I don't want to infringe upon his memory if he may have a memory, and maybe he didn't mean played football at Syracuse eight five five two one two four two two seven. Let's do one more here. Thomas is in Brookline mass, welcome to after hours. I amy. Hey there. So we're talking about a player that people don't really talk about nowadays is Jason Varitek humanity. Loved the game for baseball for sure. Oh my God. The guy was amazed. I think he's the only one in the history to win a Little League World series the college World Series classic. And I think I don't even know what the rest was. But growing up my father always said he's the plane to watch because he's the captain on the field. So growing up. That's what I I play with baseball. I caught. Yeah. He's really tough. I loved his toughness. And I liked the fact that he was a leader. But he did it without being allowed obnoxious that wasn't his style. He he led with toughness. He he led with his Timothy in the way that he approached the game. I he wasn't one of those catchers would later in his career. He would take maybe the day off after a night game. But he was a guy that just puts so many miles on those knees is so good with the pitching staff, and as you said a captain, which is rare in in baseball. Now, there are only two teams have captains right now. It's true. I mean and also to the only he's the the most recognized catcher in baseball to catch the most postseason games and the most red the Red Sox played a suit up the most games too. You know, I was at the game where he took the base of his his wrist or the base of his hand and shoved it right into Alex Rodriguez is Chen took. I was there that was one heck of a game. The Jason Varitek gay where he took Alex Rodriguez to task took the base of his palm and just poom or the the the uppercut right into a Rod's chin. That's an iconic moment that you see a lot whenever we get replays of Red Sox Yankees over. We're talking about are the Red Sox Yankees series Thomas. Thanks so much for your call for math. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS sports radio. Sports."