I am noticing that our offense is starting to look like, well, an offense. They are moving the ball down the field like some of the championship caliber teams in the league. Do you guys remember getting excited just seeing a couple of completions in a row? Our team has changed. I also think things are starting to come together the way lasagna tastes better the next day, a union of ingredients that are joined in a common purpose that improve with time. Wow, heavy, dudes, heavy.
As a Bear fan, I am not very used to seeing a “producing” offense. I’ve settled for an adequate offense, to go along a powerful defense that can create turnovers and stop teams from converting on third down. I am accustomed to seeing our special teams stop the returner at the 5 yard line or block a punt. Would it be too much to ask for this kind of production on offense, defense, and special teams in the same game? As Bears fans, I think we’ll have to settle for two out of three.
After the Lions beat us, I heard a lot of Detroit’s fans complaining about their team allowing the Bears to gain points at the end of the game. I’m not going to be that guy. I am grateful for our win.
It looks like we matched up very well with the Giants. Let me say that again. It looks like we matched up very well with the Giants. They are 0-6 for the first time since 1976. Does that make us bad? No. One thing that I’ve noticed this year more than ever, is that this game of football is sometimes won or lost by inches. One play, (Tim Jennings interception at the end of the game) doesn’t happen last night and the Giants get their first win. At least a couple of our wins could have easily been losses because of inches. It’s not a cliche, it’s a fact.
At 4-2 we are sitting alone at the very top of the NFC North at least until Sunday. It feels great! I will be watching our rival’s games and hoping for their demise. I’m mostly concerned with the Packers, then Lions. Nobody should write off the Vikings completely as we all have at least two in the loss column. I got very excited to hear that Clay Matthews broke his thumb. Initial reports said he would be out a month, then later it was two weeks. I was hoping he would still be out for our match up. I wish that guy would go into his Fathead room and stay there.
My wife, Beth Napier, thinks that I should seek help for my issues because of Brandon Marshall’s green cleats. He wore them in the game to raise awareness about mental health. Hey, I’m mental and I’m aware, what more do you need? As long as the Bears keep winning, I’ll be fine.
My wife, on the other hand, will still be a chair stealer.