In front of a national audience, the Bears persevered. Good teams get the ball to bounce their way. Good teams create opportunities. While there are still plenty of critics, the fact is the Bears are 3-0. Keep in mind, the Bears have not played their best game yet. Regardless, all three phases played well enough to win the game. The Bears have a great chance of going 6-0 to start the season. By their seventh game, the Bears will be running on all cylinders.
While many criticized Lovie Smith's 4th down and goal decision, it was a gutsy call. The perfect play was called but it wasn't executed. Jay Cutler threw a bad ball. The bottom line is that Lovie had confidence in his defense and special teams. It turned out the Bears kept the Packers at the goal line and regardless of what was going to happen, the Bears were going to get excellent field position. Then the Windy City Flyer stuck again. Maybe Hester should be called "The Backbreaker". His punt return for a touchdown swung the momentum.
You also have to credit Lovie for pulling Zackary Bowman and sitting Tommie Harris. Lovie and the assistant coaches are holding their players accountable. All the coaches are making real time game decisions like their jobs are on the line.
While many are still not convinced consider this... Look at the Packers' false starts. Clearly the Packers were shaking in their boots with Julius Peppers bearing down. What about Hester's punt return touchdown? What about Peppers' field goal block? What about Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs' tag team? Yes, the Packers shot themselves in the foot but the Bears capitalized by making plays. Good teams capitalize on other teams' mistakes.
Cheers! The Navy and Orange Kool Aid hasn't tasted this good since the NFC Conference Championship game. Enjoy it.