If you think I'm crazy for give this entry the title I did, then you don't know many Chicago sports fans. Give us a little glimpse of greatness, power, or hell, competency, and we'll start buying championship game tickets. Doesn't matter if it's the first game, fourth game, or last game of the season. Are championship pro teams are few and far between.
So let's review. The Chicago Bears:
A dominate defense that has picked up right were it left off last season. They've given up one touchdown in so far in the 2006 campaign and no opponent has been able to earn more than 10 points.
Rex Grossman appears to be the player everyone thought he would be when he first stepped on the field in 2003. Already 1,000 yards passing and averaging 265 yards a game, he has a season 100.8 QB rating. When has that ever happened for a Chicago Bears Quarterback? Rex is the real deal.
Thomas Jones found his legs against the Seattle Seahawks last night. He rushed for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns, and overall just looked to have more pop in run. Even Cedric Benson made it in for 11 carriers and 37 yards
Lets repeat how the Bears' defense is probably as good or better than the monster it was last year
Bernard Berrian, Muhsin Muhammad, Desmond Clark - these guys get open and catch the ball . . . consistently
Robbie Gould is automatic when kicking the pigskin
The defense, the defense, the defense
The Bears are developing into a well-balanced, conplimentary team; evident by the fact that the Bears Defense leads the league with only allowing 29 points to be scored against them this year, while the Bears Offense is third in the league with the amount of points scored this season (116). Keep that up and they will win every game this year.
Finally, they put the smack down on the reigning NFC champs, the Seattle Seahawks. Sure the Seahawks were without last year's MVP Shaun Alexander, but even as great as Alexander may be, I doubt he was going to make up the 31 point difference in last night's score. He certainly couldn't have prevented Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck's two interceptions which were converted by the Bears into 10 points. Hasselbeck's turnovers alone would have allowed the Bears to win the game.
Call Bears fans crazy, but when you look at those points you have to excited about Chicago's chances at playing in the Super Bowl this February 2007. I know I am excited.