Today our Bears overcame an 11 point deficit against one of the top defensive teams in the league (next to us) in the NY Jets with a "stunning" 38-34 victory in our home finale. Our defense deserves credit as well for making critical plays down the stretch when it counted the most.
Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense seemed to be on a roll jumping out to an early 21-10 lead, which was cut to 21-17 after Jay Cutler sprinted into the end zone before the half. The Jets kicked a field goal and they led 24-17 at half-time.
Then in the 3rd quarter, magic began to happen. Cutler hit Johnny Knox on a 40 yard bomb to tie the game at 24. Then it became a shoot-out with Cutler victimizing "Revis & Cromartie Island" two more times with TDPs to Devin Hester, and Knox a second time. The Bears went ahead to stay late in the 3rd at 38-31. The rest is history (Oh BTW Rex, Jay's rating for the day was 104.2 - Yours was something like; 60.0 & you needed your kicker to bail you out in OT???).
The main point of this entry is to declare our regular season a definitive "success" (no matter what any one says. If you have an issue, take it up with us Monday night on The Show). Winning our home finally (against a top-flight opponent spoke values in the eyes of any "serious" Bear Fans). Should we win in "Cheeseville" next week, we will finish with a 12-4 record and the number 2 seed in the post-season. Losing would mean a 11-5 mark which still is an accomplishment from hence we've come since pre-season.
Already Lovie is being "unanimously" hailed as "The Coach Of The Year" by the players (should this man loose His job now???). I am prepared to defend Lovie "aggressively" if necessary against any one who will say different. despite our problems on the O-Line, Matt Forte "romped" for 113 yards today (averaging 5.9 yards per) on 19 carries (Kudos to Mike Tice as well). We are now ready to rest our starters in the final game against the "Cheese-Heads". I do think we should play Caleb Hanie and "NOT" Todd Collins. It would be a waste.
So Bear Fans, lets enjoy this regular season accomplishment, and then look forward to the post-season. The last two SB Champs were considered under-dogs, but took home the Lombardi trophy.....