Chicago Bears fans should be rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl

Chicago Bears - Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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In what many look to be an ugly game, Chicago Bears fans around the globe are celebrating what some are calling a “victory Monday” despite Chicago’s season being over for a couple of weeks now. In one of the longest-running rivalries in the NFL, any time the Green Bay Packers lose is a good day for Bears fans. Even better is when that loss comes in the playoffs — even if the Bears weren’t involved.

Yesterday, the Green Bay Packers lost in an ugly fashion (many might say because of the weather) to the San Francisco 49ers. The final score was 13-10 and Green Bay had a fairly early lead scoring a touchdown in the first quarter and going into halftime up 7-0. The game was cold and snow conditions progressed throughout, and neither offense could get things going. Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t helped out by some timely dropped passes and fumbles by his teammates, but he was sailing passes left and right too.

Aaron Rodgers did not look like an MVP — completing 20/29 passes for 225 yards and no touchdowns. There were some timely plays by the 49ers’ defense, but it was their special teams that really stood out. A blocked field goal and a blocked punt for a touchdown helped tie the game at 10 points apiece late in the fourth quarter. Then, Chicago Bears fans started to rejoice as the 49ers set up the Bears’ all-time scoring leader, Robbie Gould, for a 45-yard, game-winning field goal.

Chicago Bears fans should want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl

Of course, the field goal was “good as Gould” and the 49ers went on to win 13-10 and advance to the NFC Championship versus the Los Angeles Rams. Although the Rams have a friendly face on their team too — Leonard Floyd — Chicago Bears fans should be cheering on the San Francisco 49ers to not only win that game, but also the Super Bowl.

This team not only has Robbie Gould, but former Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had this to say after the game (beware of NSFW explicit language):

Beyond this, the 49ers also have George Kittle. If you don’t remember, Kittle was cheering on our Chicago Bears last season when the team backed into the playoffs. He was happy the 49ers beat the Cardinals last season, helping the Bears squeak in.

These three deserve props for what they said, what they did to beat the Packers, and even for what Robbie Gould had done for this Chicago Bears organization years ago. I don’t know what other team is more deserving of Chicago Bears fans’ support at this point.