I’m writing this, watching the NFL Network postgame show, listening to the traveling Bears fans in Miami massively, loudly disrupt the postgame show. Reminds me of when we did the same thing in St. Louis in 2006 after that nationally televised Bears win. That night, the Edward Jones Dome actually sent security up to try to quiet the traveling Bears contingent (unsuccessfully). Haven’t seen this much Bears fever since then.
Way to go Bears fans!
Take that, my friends at www.profootballtalk.com! I have to say that’s my favorite website; I read it every morning when I get up and every evening before I turn in. But they have now predicted Bears losses unanimously three weeks straight. And they’ve been wrong three weeks straight.
Yes, the Bears were fortunate to see the Dolphins when they could only field their third string quarterback. But to me, no Miami quarterback would have done any better against the fierce Bears defense fielded tonight.
Did someone blackmail Mike Martz? After three Bears losses in four games earlier this season, the focus was on Martz’ inflexibility and refusal to run the ball. Since then, the offensive balance has been the key to three straight wins.
Once again, I can’t say enough about the resurgence of the Bears defense. This was by far the most dominant Bears defensive performance since 2006. The personnel doesn’t seem like it should match up with these teams, but they’re playing better on that side of the ball since the Super Bowl season.
Now that Mike Vick is in the forefront of the media as being the new darling of the NFL, who seem to forget his numerous criminal activities, the Chicago defense vs. Vick is set up as the marquee matchup of Thanksgiving weekend.
For the remainder of NFL week 11, I think all of us Bears fans need to become overnight Viking fans, as unpalatable as that seems. A Viking win over the Packers in Minneapolis would give the Bears a virtual one and a half game lead in the division.
But I’ll be savoring this complete victory, against the odds and the “experts” predictions, well into next week.
Congrats to the Bears on their 700th regular season victory, most in NFL history. I sure enjoyed it.