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Caleb Hanie: Third-String Quarterback Hanie Helps Bears Score First Touchdown


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Caleb Hanie: Third-String Quarterback Hanie Helps Bears Score First Touchdown

Caleb Hanie, the Bears third-string quarterback will have the responsibility of leading the Chicago Bears to a come-from-behind win because he’s the only guy they have left.

Todd Collins, a 16-year-veteran, came in for Cutler early in the second half but was ineffective in his short stint, failing to complete any of his four pass attempts.

The Bears pulled the plug on Collins quickly and decided to put in Hanie.  However, their decision to get Hanie some action prevents them from using either Collins or Cutler for the rest of the game.

According to ESPN: “Now that Hanie has entered the game, the Bears won’t be able to use Cutler or Collins because of the NFL’s rules regarding the third quarterback.”

Bears coach Lovie Smith reportedly told FOX that Cutler’s knee was “banged up.”

Hanie could be the boost the Bears need as his first drive of the game resulted in a score.  Hanie completed his first two passes, including a big 32-yard play to Johnny Knox that put them a yard shy of a touchdown.

Goal-line back Chester Taylor rumbled in for a 1-yard score to put the Bears on the scoreboard.

Caleb Hanie is a three-year NFL veteran that played in two regular season games for the Bears this year.

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China used downed US fighter to develop first stealth jet – Daily Mail

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Last updated at 10:18 PM on 23rd January 2011

China was able to build its first stealth bomber using technology gleaned from a downed U.S. fighter, it has been claimed.

Beijing unveiled its state-of-the-art jet – the Chengdu J-20 – earlier this month.

Military officials say it is likely
the Chinese were able to develop the stealth technology from parts of an
American F-117 Nighthawk that was shot down over Serbia in 1999.

Lift-off: China's J-20 stealth plane has made a successful test flight

Lift-off: China’s J-20 stealth plane has made a successful test flight

During Nato’s aerial bombing of the
country during the Kosovo war, a Serbian anti-aircraft missile shot the
Nighthawk. It was the first time one of the ‘invisible’ fighters had
ever been hit.

The Pentagon believed a combination of clever tactics and luck had allowed a Soviet-built SA-3 missile to bring down the jet.

The pilot ejected and was rescued but the wreckage was strewn over a wide area of farmland.

Civilians collected the parts – some the size of small cars – as souvenirs.

‘At the time, our intelligence
reports told of Chinese agents crisscrossing the region where the F-117
disintegrated, buying up parts of the plane from local farmers,’ says
Admiral Davor Domazet-Loso, Croatia’s military chief of staff during the
Kosovo war.

‘We believe the Chinese used those
materials to gain an insight into secret stealth technologies… and to
reverse-engineer them.’

A senior Serbian military official
confirmed that pieces of the wreckage were removed by souvenir
collectors, and that some ended up ‘in the hands of foreign military

Rising power: China is developing a ballistic missile system and plans to launch its first aircraft carrier in 2015 but insists its military is pursuing a peaceful, defensive policy

In what appears to be a clear message of its military might, China staged the first test flight of the new stealth jet earlier this month – at the same time that U.S. defence chief Robert Gates was in Beijing on the second day of an
official visit.

The fighter
jet’s successful test follows reports that China is planning to launch
its first aircraft carrier and has tested a ballistic missile capable of
sinking U.S. vessels in the Pacific.

The prototype jet was shown in
flight, with civilians and air force personnel watching on, in pictures
on several unofficial Chinese military websites, after local media
outlets had claimed a successful test flight had taken place.

the Chinese government is renowned for its stringent approach to state
secrets, photos and reports of the J-20’s test have remained online.

According to international agencies, the scheduling of the test flight to coincide with Mr Gates’ visit to China, coupled with the seemingly relaxed approach to reports about the flight, indicated Beijing’s willingness to be more open about its military intentions.

Nonetheless, reports of the stealth’s successful test will do little to quell anxieties about the speed of China’s military progress.

The U.S. F-22 Raptor is currently the only operational stealth fighter in the world, while Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 jet is expected to enter active service in the next four years.

But pictures of China’s J-20, which looks larger than the F-22 or T-50, will be of concern to the Taiwanese government, whose antiquated aircraft and radar systems would provide little resistance to radar-evading Chinese jets.

The U.S. has claimed China would not be capable of developing a stealth jet for years and production of the F-22 was recently capped.

But the J-20’s successful test, coupled with reports of the development of an aircraft carrier and missile system, confirms China’s growing military might.


A study of photographs of the aircraft by industry journal Aviation Week revealed the J20…

  • is a single seat, twin-engine aircraft.
  • is bigger and heavier than its Russian (Sukhoi T-50) and U.S. (F-22) equivalents.
  • is around 75ft long with a wingspan of 45ft
  • has landing gear that retracts into body-side bays, indicating the likely presence of F-22-style side weapons.
  • could be loaded with larger weapons including air-to-surface munitions because of the distance of its base from the ground.
  • likely weighs 75,000-80,000lb, with no external load, suggesting a generous fuel capacity.
  • is compatible with newly developed air-to-ground weapons revealed by Chinese engineers at the Zhuhai air show in November.

The F-22 Raptor…

  • is also a single seat-twin engine stealth fighter.
  • is 62 feet long with a wingspan of 44ft 6in, making it lighter and more maneuverable.
  • It stands 16ft, 5in off the ground.
  • can carry medium and short range air-to-air missiles in three internal weapons bays on the bottom and sides of the fuselage.
  • It weighs 43,430lb when empty, and around weight: 64,460lb when loaded. Its maximum takeoff weight is 83,500lb.
  • Its fuel capacity is 18,000lb internally, or 26,000lb when it uses two optional external fuel tanks,
  • While
    many are still operational, the F22 is coming towards the end of its
    shelf-life, with the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act containing
    no funding for F-22 production.

The Sukhoi T50…

  • is currently being developed for the Russian Air Force by Moscow defence company Sukhoi.

  • had, by November 2010, made 40 test flights. The second prototype is due to start its flight test this year.

  • will replace the MiG-29 Fulcrum and Su-27 Flanker and directly compete with the F-22 Raptor.

  • is a one-seat twin engine stealth fighter.

  • is 65.9ft long with a wingspan of 46.6ft and stands 19.8ft high.

  • weighs 40,785lb when empty and 57,320lb fully loaded with a fuel capacity of 22,711lb.

  • has a top speed of Mach 2, 1,560mph.

  • does not yet have armaments but there is apparent provision for two 30mm cannons with two internal bays for guns and missile.



Source: China used downed US fighter to develop first stealth jet – Daily Mail

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NFC title game: Packers lead Bears 14-0 after 3

CHICAGO (AP)—Aaron Rodgers(notes) ran for a touchdown, was sharp with his passes
and also made a huge tackle Sunday as the Green Bay Packers moved closer to a
Super Bowl trip with a 14-0 lead over the Chicago Bears after three quarters of
the NFC championship.

Making it even tougher for the Bears was losing quarterback Jay Cutler(notes) to a
knee injury after one series in the third quarter.

Rodgers and James Starks(notes) had short scoring runs in the opening half as the
Packers built a two-touchdown lead.

Rodgers went right back to work on Green Bay’s first possession of the
second half, connecting with Jordy Nelson(notes) for 21 yards and Greg Jennings(notes) for 20.
After pass interference call on Chicago’s Tim Jennings(notes), the Packers had a first
down at the 8 and were ready to make it a three-TD lead.

But on third-and-6, Bears star linebacker Brian Urlacher(notes) intercepted a pass
by Rodgers and the just the QB to beat for a long TD return. But Rodgers got in
Urlacher’s way and grabbed just enough of his legs to pull him down at the Bears
45, saving what could have been a momentum-swinging score.

The Bears couldn’t muster much of anything offensively.

Cutler was having a rough afternoon, going 6 for 14 with 80 yards and an
interception before Chicago turned the offense to the little-used Collins. It
wasn’t immediately apparent when or how Cutler got hurt. Collins lasted two
series before he was replaced by third-stringer Caleb Hanie(notes).

A trip to Dallas for the Super Bowl was the prize for the winner between two
storied franchises and longtime rivals, who’ve combined for 21 titles and have
dozens of players in the Hall of Fame.

In the 182nd meeting between the NFL pioneers, the sun came out on an
18-degree day at Soldier Field—cold for most teams—tolerable for these two
rivals just 200 miles apart.

Rodgers started where he left off last week against Atlanta, throwing passes
of 22 and 26 yards to Jennings to open an 84-yard drive on the opening series of
the game. He later hit Nelson with a 22-yarder to the Bears 2, then ran in from
the 1 on a bootleg after withstanding a hard hit from safety Danieal Manning(notes).

And just like that, the Packers were ahead in the first four minutes.

Taking the ball at the Bears 44 after forcing Brad Maynard(notes) to put out of his
end zone, the Packers moved in again early in the second.

Rodgers got off a nice dump pass under pressure to Brandon Jackson(notes) and the
running back made a beauty of a fake to go right past Urlacher and gain 16
yards. Starks then broke off a 12-yard run before Rodgers found Nelson for a
15-yard gain to the 4.

The rookie Starks carried right and weaved his way over the goal line,
putting the Packers ahead 14-0 with 11:13 left in the half.

Rodgers was 10 of 15 for 156 yards and an interception in the first half.

The Bears got their offense moving midway through the second quarter but
still couldn’t score. Cutler had a 24-yard pass to Johnny Knox(notes) and then found
Chester Taylor(notes) for 12 more, carrying to the Packers 30, their deepest
penetration of the game.

But the drive stalled after a completion was wiped out by a holding penalty
and two carries by Cutler. Instead of trying a long field goal, the Bears punted
again and Maynard’s kicked went over the goal line into the end zone.

Rodgers couldn’t find an open receiver on second down and took off for a
25-yard gain to the Bears 45. Chicago’s defense dug in and stopped Starks on a
third-and-1, forcing a Packers punt.

Blitzing defensive back Sam Shields(notes) forced a Cutler fumble with just under
two minutes to go—the Bears’ Matt Forte(notes) recovered—but once again Chicago had
to punt.

Finally, the bundled up predominantly Bears crowd had something to cheer
when Lance Briggs(notes) intercepted a pass from Rodgers intended for Donald Driver(notes)
with 48 seconds to go.

But after a pass to Forte gained 17 yards, Cutler’s long heave for Knox down
the sideline was picked off by Shields near the goal line with 32 seconds left.

The Packers and Bears met only one other time in the postseason, a 33-14 win
by Chicago in 1941, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

After splitting two regular-season games—the Packers beat the Bears 10-3
in the finale just to get in—the hype for this matchup overflowed all week.

Green Bay got in as the sixth seed and behind the play of Rodgers, went into
Philadelphia and Atlanta for impressive victories. Rodgers had 366 yards passing
and threw for three TDs in Green Bay’s surprisingly lopsided 48-21 win against
the Falcons.

Source: NFC title game: Packers lead Bears 14-0 after 3