Sunday, November 05, 2006

When a loss is good

I am not one to make excuses for the effort put out there today by the Chicago Bears, they sure didn't deserve a victory by any means. But to me, I need to see the silver lining in this cloud of a pounding.

To make it through an entire season undefeated in this era of football parity is nothing but a pipe dream. Making it this far into the season with an unblemished record is truly something to behold. Naysayers may point to the mediocrity of the competition that the Bears have faced so far, but the schedule is what it is. The Bears have just gone out up until this Sunday and taken care of the business at hand.

A loss like this is the kind of thing that can help the Bears to refocus onthe task at hand to work towards the playoffs and then anything can happen. The hype over an undefeated season can now be put to bed and it's time for the Bears to focus on each upcoming game on the rest of the schedule.

It all starts with the next game on the national stage at the Meadowlands against a very tough and streaking Giants team. No doubt that this week of practices with be some of the most crisp since the start of the season. Time to look ahead and focus on the task at hand...handing the Giants their 3rd loss of the season.

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