Well, they actually did it. The Bears beat the Eagles 31-26 and now lead in the NFC North following Green Bay’s loss in Atlanta. 8-3 is wonderful, unbelievable really, but I’d sure like to have those two losses to Washington and Seattle back.
Are we still alive? Is life going on today? Because I could have sworn the media would have thought it more likely for the Earth to fall off its axis than Michael Vick to throw an interception and not tear the Bears up. He did, and he didn’t, and it looks like life is going on today. Don’t tell the writer for the Sun Times, who last week wrote that “Michael Vick has been perfect and is still getting better!” Please.
Even Profootballtalk, those that have picked against the Bears virtually every week, is starting to believe. They actually write today that it’s “past time to start taking the Bears seriously.”
Hey, I’m going to enjoy every second of this. But this is far, far from being anything that is for sure. For all the parity in the conference, even with an 8-3 record, it’s going to be a fight for a playoff spot. Let alone a division championship or home playoff game. The Patriots, Jets, Vikings and Packers games will be rough, and I don’t even want to look past Detroit, believe me.
But for today, I will enjoy, impressed by the Bears.