High drama and high stakes set the stage for what will be one of the best Sundays of the entire year.
These are mirroring match-ups: both home teams stand to be challenged by opponents that don’t mind playing the same type of game the top seeds succeed in.
Left in the divisional round is a whole lot of newness, and Blackness, among the QBs, which means that the 2020 NFL playoffs could mark a true changing of the guard in regards to the league’s star power and its on-field power.
In the NFL, no matter the odds, David only has to out-do Goliath once to advance to the next round. Looking at the 2019-20 playoff field, there are quite a few obvious “Davids” but no clear “Goliaths.”
Don’t run from your feelings, Chicago sports fans, but maybe dig a little deeper or maybe do some exploring for other sports experiences near-by that could lift one’s spirits.
Many questions face the Bears after Sunday’s game, all focus will be on what kind of drastic improvements the team can make.
It was a game that showed the world how far off the Bears are from being legitimate contenders…instead the Bears are now limping across the finish line and into an off-season where they will lick their wounds.
Another generation of Bears fans will likely grow into adulthood not knowing exactly what elite QB play looks like in their favorite jersey. After Sunday, they know what it looks like from a one-in-a-generation talent.
Already a tough game against a tough competitor, the Sunday Night Football broadcast could be a tough listen with many reiterations of horror stories from the infamous draft of 2017.
Not that the Bears played outright poorly, but clearly they didn’t play well enough from players down to coaches to earn it. Attention turns now to what the future holds for the team.