Chicago Bears Loss to Packers: A Fan’s Non-Expert Take


Another season’s opener is in the books, and I am pleasantly surprised at how good our beloved looked against one of the better teams in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers.

Yeah we lost, but it wasn’t a blowout. I spent most of the game actually thinking we could win. This is a team headed in the right direction.

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Let me back up a minute and tell you about this weekly post for those of you that are new.  By the time my post is available to readers, I have assumed you’ve watched the game or have seen highlights/lowlights. I don’t use a lot of stats. My colleagues here at BearGogglesOn provide those. I write about a fan’s reaction and experience.

I’m an out-of market Bears fan living in Ohio. I’m from Chicago, but moved away at 17. I have a wife, Beth and an awesome kid that is getting ready to turn 4, named Robbie. This is my third season with BearGogglesOn and you could call me overly optimistic when it comes to our Chicago Bears.

I fire up the turkey fryer on game days and make breaded wings that my friends tell me are awesome, and I don’t argue with them. It’s a tradition and us Bears fans seem to have a lot of those.

Whatever works right?

You might be saying, what worked, we lost?

Were you around last season?

Our opener was a success to me. No, I’m not one of those guys that think sixth place kids should get a trophy, (unless my boy comes in sixth), but I do see a huge difference from last year, and we kept them on their toes for THE WHOLE GAME.

If anything we should be finding our way up the rankings based on our play against one of the league’s best offenses, Jordy Nelson or not.

The pass rush on the defensive side could improve, but Aaron Rodgers would have done some serious damage without the pressure we did give him on Sunday. Like 6 touchdowns in the first half damage.

We’re running the ball now and they stuck with it, even when we were down. We can beat anyone like that. The play calling change from last season is like night and day.

Sep 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) runs past Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

I know it’s the Packers, and it hurts bad. Especially when it was a winnable game. I too had some flashbacks seeing the interception by Clay Matthews at the typical worst time possible.

I believe, we win that game if that doesn’t happen, though. So, yes, it was costly.

Don’t you feel like we can win more games this year than you did before this game? Arizona? Seattle? Tough place to play, but the Cowboys went in there and won last season. They did it by making the same changes that we have and Cutler>Romo in my opinion. Denver? I have a new hope (episode IV) about the rest of our schedule. These future games have entered in the realm of possibility for a “W”, Seattle being the hardest.

Basically, the new staff and players have given us a chance now to win every game on our schedule.

You might think I’m delusional, but wait until you see the Packers demolish some other teams.

Only then, will you see how good we really are.

Better yet, wait until you see us win games you thought we’d lose.

It’s a time for celebration and positive outlook, not a time to think about tanking for a draft pick for a QB

No, I am not on anti-depressants.

I’m just a fan that somehow managed to live through last year, and am happy with where our Chicago Bears are headed.

Teams will fear us again, mark my words.

Let me know what you think in the comments section, even if it’s to tell me off. I’ll always reply.

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