It was billed as Super Bowl XX Redux, and also a prospective glimpse into this year’s Super Bowl: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots is one of the most important regular season NFL games to happen in Chicago in a very long time. The result was a laugher that was decided long before halftime.
The Pats went into the locker room, and out of the Ice World of Hoth leading the Bears 34-0. This made the NE Patriots became the first team in football to clinch a playoff berth and it also produced their 5th straight games with 30+ points.
On Monday, New England will shoot up to #1 in all NFL power rankings, if they aren’t there already.
The blowout score made me so happy I didn’t spend hundreds of dollars
on tickets to this game. I know people think they’re “tough,” “cool”
and “bad ass” for enduring weather like this. But really, it only
makes you “frost-bitten” “hypo-thermic” and “sent to intensive care.”
Bears in the blizzard conditions 36-7. Like I predicted on Thursday,
they would not have trouble with the snow, ice and wind. You can pass,
and pass often in the wintry conditions. Forget those myths you’ve been
And again the Pats kept doing damage on a good defense. The
Pittsburgh Steelers are giving up 15.9 points per game (2nd in the NFL),
New England scored 39. The Raven are 4th at 16.8 per game, the Pats
scored 23 on them. The New York Jets rank 6th at 19.3, and the Pats
averaged 29.5 in their two meetings. Chicago is giving up an average of
16, and today Brady and company scored 36.
Perhaps the highlight play of the game, no matter what side you’re on
(because it was just that inspiring), came in the final seconds of the
first half. With 14 seconds left, Brady and the Patriots offense took
their time getting to the line, and snapping the ball. Everyone at
Solider Field thought they were content to sit on their 27 point lead
and head into the nice, warm locker room.
Common sense dictated they weren’t going to do anything at all
before the half and then boom- right down field! Brady throws a strike
jugular, to always step on your throat when they’re up…I guess it was
But the Chicago Bears did not see it coming.
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