The more the Chicago Bears play, it feels like the less I understand about what kind of team they really are. They won handily yesterday, beating the woeful Carolina Panthers 23-6. They did it by rushing for over 200 yards as a team, but at the same time starting quarterback Todd Collins finished with a 6.2 rating and 4 interceptions. Moral of the story is they won yet another game that I’m not sure how they won.
On Collins, wow, to sum it up I have to say I never thought I would have been so happy to see Caleb Hanie in a game for the Bears. I’ve never been overly impressed with Hanie, but for God’s sake he was leaps and bounds better than Collins. My gut reaction is to cut Collins because obviously we can never trust to play him again, but then we have to find another quarterback better than him, which may not be possible. I do hope that Hanie pushes Collins down to #3. But as everyone has been saying, with Cutler just one hit away from having his career ended behind the Bears offensive line, this does not bode well for us.
But bottom line is, no team in the NFL has a better record than the Bears’ 4-1. Who would have thought we’d be saying that after 5 weeks of this season? Not me.
In other news, the Super Bowl 45 Champion Green Bay Packers lost again and trail the Bears by a full game with a 3-2 record. Wait, they’re not yet 2010 Super Bowl Champions yet? I thought the national and local media already crowned them?