If the Chicago Bears find a way to stop Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, it could be the confirmation of their status as a contender.
Chicago’s swarming defense allowed only 187 yards and a single third-down conversion Thursday, and the Bears won 16-0 to send the Miami Dolphins to their second home shutout in 40 years.
Backup quarterbacks rarely win in the NFL, so what chance do Tyler Thigpen and the Miami Dolphins stand in Thursday night’s home game with Chicago? Plenty.
Pennington’s season debut lasted only two plays before he departed with another injury to his troublesome right shoulder.