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Miller: 'The better team lost last night'

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Miller: 'The better team lost last night'

Comcast SportsNet Bears analyst Jim Miller joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show today to discuss last night's loss to the Texans. But luckily for Bears fans, Miller feels that despite the final score, the Bears were the better team.

"I'm going to be honest," Miller said Monday afternoon. "The only reason I say that is because of the dropped touchdowns. They're playing unbelievable defense. That's a pretty good offense the Bears stifled again. The Bears literally shut down that football team. That was impressive. I know they didn't have Owen Daniels on that side, but they shut down Andre Johnson. Was he a problem? No. Wasn't a problem at all. I personally think the Bears are better than that. They're better than what they performed last night. I personally feel the better team lost last night."

If Jay Cutler hadn't sustained a concussion, things may have ended differently.

Jason Campbell's second-half performance failed to result in points for the Bears, leading to the team's second loss of the season.

"I think he's a quality backup but he didn't get it done last night," Miller said. "That was really his first test, and probably the first thing Bears fans are going to think of is last year they were 7-3 when the season spiraled out of control without their starting quarterback. To me, that was an opportunity for Jason Campbell to really reassure fans why he was signed."

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

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George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

About an hour and 40 minutes before the Bears kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey released a statement following President Trump's comments about the NFL and National Anthem protests over the weekend:

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team will remain in the locker room and will not participate in the National Anthem before Sunday's game.

A number of players knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Sunday morning's Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with his players during the anthem. 

Other NFL owners released statements on the Trump comments over the weekend, too:

Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

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Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not participate in the National Anthem on Sunday at Soldier Field, according to Jamie Erdahl. 

The decision follows Donald Trump's recent comments on NFL protests at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama:

Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired

No word on what the Bears will do yet, but the Steelers will be in the locker room.