Bear-ied in the Snow

"New England is the best team in the NFL, record-wise. But I feel like we’re the best team, period." Chicago Bears Middle Linebacker Brian Urlacher.

I still believe you Big Guy. Even though in the heat of the moment you changed your mind, I still got my money on ya. Even though you were the only Monster to show up on a snowy Midway last Sunday, I still believe you.

After winning five games in a row, maybe the Bears needed to be humbled a little bit. We all know how success can go to this regimes heads.

There is no shame in losing to Tom Terrific and Bill the Brain. Never the less, there is shame in the way the Bears lost.

With three games left until the Bears return to the playoffs, this past Sunday’s embarrassment could have been just what Lovie and company needed.

Nobody likes to lose. Even if you’re a one win team trying to get the can't miss number one pick in next year’s draft, you play to win the game. So when I say Sunday’s loss was good, I say it with a jar of salt. Of course I would of have liked our Bears to make a statement and make Urlacher look like a soothsayer. But in the big scheme of things, this is the one that the Bears could have let slide. And boy did they ever.

Thanks to the football gods, winning out no longer is the only sure fire way to get into the round of twelve. But before this past weekend, it was very conceivable that the Bears would have to win out the regular season. For the Bears to have carried their winning streak all of the way to a Super Bowl victory, they would of had to win 12-13 games in a row. No matter how good our Monsters are, that’s almost impossible to do.
Now, with a win in against Minnesota on Monday and the Patriots juggernaut tearing through the banged up Packers, the Bears’ two remaining games would mean playoff position, not playoff life. Thus, the only dire win streak remaining will be a 3-4 game romp through the first six weeks of the New Year.

Yes, the Pats pounding in the powder sunk our hearts a little; but I'm with Lester A. Wiltfong Jr., my glass is too half full. I haven’t heard any reports of Chicken Little running around Halas Hall this week.

I’d rather lose one game by 30 points than to lose by one point 30 times.

The playoffs await. And besides, at least we’re not the Vikings; where the sky IS actually falling.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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