OK, local Bears fans – your beloved team may not have made the playoffs and Lovie’s gone – but you still have something (or should I say someone) to cheer for this weekend.
Lemont native Coby Fleener will be wearing No. 80 for the Indianapolis Colts (11-5) as they take on the Baltimore Ravens (10-6) in an AFC Wild Card matchup at noon (CT) Sunday on CBS.
Fleener’s friend and former roommate at Stanford, Rookie of the Year candidate QB Andrew Luck, will face Joe Flacco and the Ravens on Sunday. If momentum is any predictor, Baltimore has lost the four of its last five games, while the Colts are on a roll, winning four of the last five in regular-season play.
And although injuries sidelined Fleener for four games this year, he has caught 26 passes for 281 yards in his rookie season – and posted his second touchdown reception of the season just last week. He looks to be healthy and ready to play on Sunday.
So this weekend, why not don the Colts’ blue and white and cheer on Lemont’s hometown boy?
As for the Bears? There’s always next year…
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