Payton and Halas Statues Unveiled

CHICAGO (AP) — When fans arrive at Soldier Field for the first Chicago Bears game of the season they will be greeted by two of the greatest figures in team history. Statues of Walter Payton and George Halas have been unveiled outside the stadium, just a few days before the season-opener against the rival Green Bay Packers. The 12-foot statues each weigh 3,000 pounds. One is of the Hall of Fame running back and the other is of the team’s founder, owner and coach. The NFL is celebrating its centennial this year.