Earl Bennett just wants to look good and rock his orange cleats. Of course, since this deviates from the League Assimilation Protocol, the Bears receiver was fined after each of the last two games. The Bears won both (Eagles and Lions) and, more importantly, Bennett looked like the mack.

Rather than continue to escalate the fines, Chris Mortensen reports on Gameday this morning that the shield informed Bennett he will not be allowed on the field if wearing the verboten footwear. I’m not sure, but it sounds like Bennett will have to get past a doorman and a velvet rope to play the Chargers later today.

But first, the early games, presented by the only four star ratings system that can totally pull off orange patent leather.

Tampa Bay at Green Bay **
Carolina at Detroit **
Jacksonville at Cleveland *
Oakland at Minnesota **
Buffalo at Miami **
Dallas at Washington **
Cincinnati at Baltimore ***