The Chicago Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 45-48 in a very chilly Monday Night Football game last night in the Windy City. Josh McCown scored five touchdowns for the Bears (four passing, one rushing). Chicago is now tied with Detroit for the top spot in the NFC North with seven wins and six losses. Dallas also has seven wins and six losses on the season.
It’s a busy time of year for The Forum in downtown Rome. The civic center complex was the ending point for yesterday’s Our Lady of Guadalupe procession, which made its down Broad Street from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Hundreds of Hispanic families participated in the procession, held annually to commemorate an appearance of the Virgin Mary in 1531.
The rain that ended the weekend will continue thru the first part of the work week, according to the National Weather Service. A 100 percent chance of rain is on tap for today with a possible thunderstorm and highs near 48. Patchy fog is expected before 9 am. New rainfall amounts of between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible today. Heavy rainfall is expected until Tuesday night, at which time skies are expected to clear.
In college football, the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles will be this year’s contenders in the BCS National Championship Game. The pairings became official last night with the release of the final BCS standings. No. 2 Auburn will face No. 1 Florida State in the title game on January 6th at the Rose Bowl.
Gas prices in the Southeast have started to decline after a steady increase since November 15th, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Prices at the pump rose after maintenance issues disrupted Gulf Coast supplies. The current decrease may not last too long due to a number of factors that placed upward pressure on oil prices last week.
The Rome City Commission is slated to meet in regular session this evening. Their 5 pm caucus will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. The City’s 2014 budgets will be placed on first reading at tonight’s meeting. Take a look at City Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Falcons were narrowly defeated by the Green Bay Packers 22-21 in NFL action yesterday afternoon at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.