The Game Poem
I entered this NFL season
Abounding with patience and reason
A week in the books
Da Bears dug in their hooks
I hope they weren’t only teasin’
A Not-So-Quick Thought
Sunday is a playoff game for the Chicago Bears – figuratively speaking.
The Bears, whether they want to admit moral victory or not, gave many of their fans hope for a 2015 campaign that began with the tiniest expectations in more than a decade. They had every opportunity to beat one of the best teams in the league. So why is a contest with the Cardinals in week two a “playoff” game?
- The NFC is not particularly deep and the Cardinals will be a team in the mix for one of the six spots in the tournament. If the Bears pulled off a win Sunday, who is going to argue they can’t be playing meaningful games in the month of December?
- Fans were pleasantly surprised Sunday but remain skeptical. If the Bears improve off Sunday’s performance you could see expectations rise around the city of Chicago very quickly. Fans want to believe. Will the Bears give them that opportunity?
- The Bears are not going to win in Seattle in Week Three. And they are not recovering from an 0-3 start.