Sorta hard to believe the Bears are so great record-wise with what fans have seen on the field — will this latest showcase add fuel to the Bears fire or start to show the 5-1 start has been a mirage?
Mack, Fuller and Co. are entertainers as much as they are guardians of an offense in frequent need of rescue. Still, the defense can double as a safety net but for only so long before its thread wears thin.
Regardless of multiple sources of frustration, the Bears sit atop the NFC North and are looking more and more like a lock for the playoffs in spite of the calls to dissect the team and disregard it because of uneven play.
On paper, it looks like this is a good match-up for the Bears and a prime chance to get back to running the football effectively.
Seeing LeBron James pose with the Larry O’Brien Trophy and the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy for the fourth time was supposed to be captivating. It wasn’t, though.
Defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Thursday Night Football thriller broadcast to the nation makes a bigger impact than losing at Noon the prior Sunday to Indianapolis in regional coverage.
A “now or never” type mentality is needed for this game…the stunning carriage that carried the team through September looks good for a pumpkin transformation as October continues.
If every game can be considered a test, then the Bears failed so hard in this go around that they may need a report card signed by a parent.
This will be the stiffest challenge the Bears have seen so far this year. These Colts come in with talent and are also very healthy, like the Bears are.
In the face of the best example yet of Jimmy Butler’s superior ability to win at all costs, there still exists a sizable segment of basketball fans convinced that his superstar bark lacks qualifying bite.