Black and Blue all over: Programming note

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Okay, we might as well get this out of the way now: I'm headed to Houston and will cover Monday night's game between Minnesota and the Texans. No sense in arguing about it. The game is on ESPN's air and will give us our best (and only) preseason idea if quarterback Brett Favre is going to be ready to play effectively when the regular season begins in two weeks.

If all goes well, I'll arrive in Houston Sunday night in time to take in the entire Chicago-Denver game, which is also nationally televised (on NBC). ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson will be on the scene at Invesco Field, and along with my AFC West colleague Bill Williamson, I'll be adding some Bears-related thoughts to the blog sometime before Monday morning.

I'll have some pregame Bears thoughts posted by mid-afternoon. Thanks for your patience and continued interest during this crazy summer. For now, let's take a Sunday spin around the NFC North: