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The Chicago Bears Might, Kinda Be For Real

Defense reins once again in Chicago.

No one has really taken the Chicago Bears seriously this year, particularly in these parts.

In fact, they only beat the Green Bay Packers because the Packers handed them the game on a silver platter with a team-record 18 penalties, terrible special teams play, and poor coaching decisions by Mike McCarthy.

Still, a win is a win and the Chicago Bears now have seven of them on the season after dominating a severely-shorthanded Miami Dolphins team, in a game that was completely unwatchable, Thursday night.

That’s the thing with the Bears, though. They’re not pretty. They’re definitely lucky. They’re winning anyway.

Let’s look at who the Bears beat this season — Detroit, Dallas, Green Bay, Carolina, Buffalo, Minnesota, Miami.

Out of those victories, the Packers are the only real playoff contender in the bunch, right now. The Bears three losses — Giants, Seattle, Washington — feature two playoff contenders.

You could make the argument that the Bears are 1-2 against teams that are any good, and a lot of people are, but the Bears are, for the most part, beating the teams a playoff team beats.

How are they doing it?

Certainly not with offense. The Bears are ranked 29th in the league in yards and 25th in points scored.

Nope. These Bears are doing it with defense.

The Bears are fourth in total defense, first in points allowed (14.6) and second against the run.

They’ve also been nearly injury free. With the exception of linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer, the Bears have no one of note on injured reserve.

Kind of reminds you of the 2006 Chicago Bears.

You remember those clowns, don’t you?

Boneheaded quarterback always throwing into coverage, no name group of receivers, solid running game, excellent special teams led by Devin Hester, dominating defense led by Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher…

Man, kind of reminds me of the 2010 Chicago Bears.

Of course, that 2006 version finished 13-3, won the NFC North and went to the Super Bowl.

They also got no respect along the way. Kind of like the 2010 Chicago Bears.

I’m not ready to suggest these Bears are those Bears quite yet, but I’m no longer going to be surprised if the Bears keep winning. We’ll know a lot more about this team in the coming weeks.

The Bears remaining schedule is much tougher than their slate, so far. They finish like this: Philadelphia Eagles, at Detroit, New England Patriots, at Minnesota, New York Jets and at Green Bay.

Fate has smiled on the Bears by putting three of the four toughest remaining games in Soldier Field.

It’s probably about time those of us in Packerland started thinking about that final game of the season and hoping it means something for the Packers.


Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. JIM November 19, 2010


    1. jeremy November 19, 2010

      Aw, you hurt my little feelings…

    2. Kozak November 20, 2010

      Thats what yo Mama says. She does em all. For free.

  2. billyschwills November 19, 2010

    Jim, go suck your gay dad’s dick and slurp that AIDS fountain dry. Bear down on that you corn-crusted pile of semen shits.

  3. Jurgens November 19, 2010

    Yeah, The Bears sure put the league on notice with that beatdown of a third string QB.

  4. Mike November 19, 2010

    Don’t forget the 2001 da Bears. Same sucky team, same ridiculous luck, same misleading W-L record.

    I second billyschwills poetic response to JIM. ME JIM. ME DA BEARS FAN. WIN IS GOOD.

  5. iltarion November 19, 2010

    I have the Bears at 9-7. I expect them to win 1 of their remaining home games and 1 of those road games, and even that won’t be easy.

    Yes, if they can do better than that, let’s say by winning both at Minnesota and at D-troi, then I would admit that they are a real threat. I don’t see that happening though unless the Vikings completely give up. I even have my doubts that the Bears can win at D-troi.

  6. Abe Frohman November 19, 2010

    I’m kinda hoping that the Bears do alright so that Lovie keeps his job.

    1. Jeremy November 19, 2010

      Culter too…

  7. Buddy November 19, 2010

    Jim is a Fuck face, Illinoise is a piece of poluted shit, and the people that occupy that state are all wastes of human souls. Mabe it will implode……. but only after the Bears lose the rest of thier games. Fuck YOU Jimbo you uncle fucker!

    1. Brian November 20, 2010

      Well there, “Bud!” I’m from “Illinoise” I’m a HUGE Packers fan and do not see where your hatred has stemmed, to turn on a state, because of a single “soul,” when we’re talking football? Me being from “Illinoise” I don’t see what you’re talking about, nor understanding. If you can’t spell, or as you might already know, this is that Ill-State, Ill-I-Noise! You just sound like a hater, for no reason to me! You know damn well the Packers are the better team!! Sounds like you got a bigger problem than football!

  8. Lui Lui February 17, 2011

    I’m a Bears fan (from L.A.) and am reading this on 2/18/11. I have to say, you know the Bears really well, the way a real Packers fan should.

    One of the reasons I love the Bears is because they’re a team that doesn’t get any credit for winning games with Defense along, probably because the media loves QBs and receivers more than anything.

    Everything you said about the squad is true and you basically called it when no one was giving them credit. We pulled the division championship again and I can only hope we can give you guys a real challenge in the 2011 season.

    I’m not saying “I like” the Pack, but you guys are our biggest rivals for a reason, so respect to you for doing your homework on your biggest rivals, you definitely know them better than most of these overpaid analysts on NFL & ESPN. Peace.