I was mad.
The Bears were ahead by fourteen with less than eight minutes to go. Victory was a near certainty. But was I happy? No.
Considering this is a team that won just three games last season and hasn’t won more than eight since 2012, my anger in that moment was not justifiable.
What I, and many Bears fans, must do is learn to embrace these 2017 Bears. They’re ugly, sure, but style points be damned! This team is tough. They are also a game away from .500 and, you know what, they’re kind of fun.
Their offense needs to be better. I don’t expect they’ll be able to win many more games like they have the last two weeks, but it is what it is. Nobody should expect them to win the Super Bowl, or even just light up the scoreboard through the air. This team will never do that.
But they can play defense and the last two weeks they’ve done that as well as anybody in the league.