Tonight on ESPN, the Chicago Bears entertain the Green Bay Packers, and I am so excited I can hardly type this article. Monday nights have been an especially fun time to watch football since way back in the day with Howard Cosell and “Dandy” Don Meredith. It was nice to have the first day of the work week modified by a football game.
Larry Mayer has posted an article on the Chicago Bears’ website titled “Bears set to battle Packers in first-place showdown.”
The National Football League had a couple of upsets yesterday, notably the New Orleans Saints losing to the Atlanta Falcons in overtime and the San Diego Chargers stunned by the Seattle Seahawks.
I am hoping there is one more this week, when the Bears beat the Pack. The Packers are favored by a field goal. My feeling is that it will not be a particularly close game one way or another.
Jay Cutler is on fire. Coming into the game, he is leading the NFL in passer rating with a 121.2 score. He has completed almost 69 percent of his passes for 649 yards.
The Bears have numerous offensive receiving weapons like Johnny Knox, Devin Hester and Greg Olsen. Further, their defense is currently number one against the run in the NFL ,and the Packers aren’t just going to pass; it won’t work. Of course, the Pack is loaded on both sides of the ball as well.
Do you know the last time the Packers and Bears met as late as week three, when they both were undefeated? You have to go all the way back to 1962.
Mike Martz and Cutler have forged an effective alliance that promises, at least so far, to help the Bears win games.
You know, though, this isn’t a time to look at stats or numbers. It is a time to savor the moment and let the excitement build. I have my seat on the couch set up. I have the soda chilling and I am going to make my special homemade French fries to go with a pizza I plan to order from a local source.
I will watch the game with two of my sons. At the end of the game, I will be horse and bloated. I will have to spend an hour talking my wife out of divorcing me. It’s all worth it; why?
I’m a Chicago Bears fan. I’m a football fan. I’m a sports fan.
Chicago Bears’ Website, Larry Mayer, “Bears set to battle Packers in first-place showdown”