>>Bears O-Line Looking Awfully Familiar
The Chicago Bears offensive line is second in the league in sacks allowed with nine, an all-too-familiar situation for quarterback Jay Cutler.
While Cutler has taken heat for shoving tackle J'Marcus Webb during the 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the line is getting its share of heat for failing to protect their quarterback.
The Bears made no real offseason moves designed to help and the results have been mixed at best. They'll move left guard Chilo Rachal into the starting lineup in place of Chris Spencer this week against St. Louis, but will keep Webb at left tackle and hope for the best.
Cutler says he addressed the shoving incident he had with Webb individually and it is in the past now.
>>Giants, Panthers Play On "Thursday Night Football"
(Charlotte, NC) -- The New York Giants are back in the national spotlight as they hit the road to play the Carolina Panthers on "Thursday Night Football." The defending Super Bowl champs avoided an 0-and-2 start by rallying for a 41-34 win over Tampa Bay this past Sunday. Eli Manning overcame three early picks by throwing for 510 yards in the win. This is the start of three road games in four weeks for the G-Men. The Panthers are also 1-and-1 on the season after knocking off New Orleans 35-27 at home in Week Two. Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and a touchdown, while adding 71 yards and a score on the ground. Carolina is in the midst of a stretch of a four-of-five games at home.
>>More Drug Charges For Former NFL WR Hurd in Drug Case
Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd faces more charges in the drug distribution case against him.
The indictment filed late Tuesday charges Hurd with attempting to possess cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. He also faces two counts of committing a felony offense while on release.
The charges are connected with allegations that Hurd tried to purchase drugs in June while on bond.
Hurd, who has played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears, was arrested in December after allegedly telling an undercover officer he wanted to buy large amounts of drugs and taking a kilogram of cocaine at a Chicago-area restaurant.
An agreement filed Tuesday says Hurd has pleaded guilty to one charge.
Hurd's attorney, Jay Ethington, said Wednesday the agreement was a draft filed in error.