Chicago Fans Rejoice Over Two-fer – Bears Win and Cards Lose!

Chicagoans are rejoicing as their beloved Bears moved to 5-1 with an expected win over Detroit that was a little too tight for comfort and – bonus alert! – the elimination of the hated St. Louis Cardinals in a MLB’s Game 7 blowout in San Francisco.  This is not exactly the same as a win for the Cubs (though I confess that I’m not sure anyone knows what a Cubs win is) but at least their rivals won’t be hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy.

The Bears led Detroit by 13 points most of the game only to give up a garbage-time score that meant nothing except to deny the Bears its first home shutout in quite some time. The defense again shined brightest as Matthew Stafford was pressured throughout the game and created four turnovers, three of which were fumbles.

The Bears now have nothing to stop them en route to the divisional title except their own inner demons. Their next two opponents have a combined record of 4-9, and they don’t meet any conference opponents with a winning record until November 18th when they play in San Francisco on a Monday night.  The Bears are reassertting themselves as “The Monsters of the Midway” with their robust defensive play that has surrendered just three touchdowns since their week two loss in Green Bay.  All signs seem positive for Lovie Smith and Mike Tice, who seem to be constructing a special season for Bears’ fans.

A particularly good sign is that Jay Cutler did not seem to get injured by the fierce – and totally legal – full-bore turf-smacking in the arms of Ndamukong Suh that caused Cutler to leave the field before halftime to have his ribs checked. Cutler returned for the second half to finish the game but did not factor in any type of scoring play.

Doing a fine job in his first year as OC