I am going to dedicate one paragraph of this today’s blog to the win over the Packers. Many members of the national media still think the Packers are a better team than the Chicago Bears. They say that the penalties were the reason why the Packers lost the game, and not the Chicago Bears talent. Now, let me ask the group a question??? Do you think the Packers committed those penalties because they were careless, overmatched, both or something else? Well I am saying it is both. The holding and pass interference penalties were called because Green Bay was overmatched. The personal fouls were just plain old stupid. But when a team is backed into a corner, they will do desperate things. The Chicago Bears were the better team on Monday night. The Chicago Bears are a better team and until the Packers prove otherwise, they are the second-best team in the division.
Now let’s focus on the New York Giants. The Chicago Bears are getting the Giants at a perfect time. While the Giants have talent, they make the Chicago Cubs look functional. Head coach Tom Caughlin is a train wreck this season and has lost control of the inmates. His players cannot stand playing for him. Of the four teams the Chicago Bears have faced this season, Eli Manning is the third best quarterback and maybe the worst of the original starters. This is a golden opportunity for the Chicago Bears to be the final nail in Caughlin’s coffin. From my seat, I think that will happen.
Why am I so confident…wait for it…wait for it…BECAUSE THE CHICAGO BEARS ARE A REALLY GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM!!! They have been proving this on a weekly basis. Do you think that they are 3-0 for any other reason? Sure, there are holes on this team, but every team has holes. The difference is that the Chicago Bears are actually beating teams with coaching. While the Mikes (Martz and Tice) have been stealing the headlines, Rod Marinelli has been doing a solid job on defense. It is the Chicago Bears plan to let teams gain yards between the 20s, make tackles and get turnovers. All of these things are happening. In addition, as the Monday Night Football crew pointed out on numerous occasions, the Chicago Bears will hit you hard. How many big plays have occured this season against the Chicago Bears? One punt return for Dallas.
I am ready to call this a huge win for the Chicago Bears. It will be by double digits. The Chicago Bears need to make a little bit of a statement with a blow-out, and it will come Sunday night.
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