Monday, November 21, 2005

It Only Took 20 Years

It was the year 1985. That was the last time I could hold my head up and proudly state "I'm a Bears fan". Well, after two decades of reclusive subsidiarity, I'm embarrassed no more. The Monsters of the Midway are back with a suffocating defense that actually has a lower PPG allowed than the 85 Super Bowl championship team.

It's official: The Bears are more than legit and should be considered one of the teams to beat in NFC.

It would be so cliché to call the Bears' win over the Panthers a statement win, but that's exactly what it was.

By punching the hottest team in the NFC in the mouth over and over again, and suffocating and embarrassing Carolina's offense, Lovie Smith's Bears officially arrived. The Bears smacked the Panthers 13-3 — in a game where Chicago's dominating defense was so potent, you never felt Carolina had a chance to come back.

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