Huh. I thought the Bears would win.
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Face it. The Bears were the best team in a weak conference.
I think the NFL rules favor passing teams, nowadays. Like the NHL, the NFL is too concerned about scoring and protecting star players. The bottom line is the Bears did not play their best, and reverted to some of their previous poor performances. Their tackling was horrible, and offense should have done a better job. And as far as the NFC being a weak conference, I think it is more just a clash of style. The Bears are not use to playing against a Colt's style offense. If their were any good points, it was special teams. I think it was an embarrassment by the Colts to avoid Devin Hester like a plague. I have never seen a team so scared of one player. Hopefully, Hester will continue to be the human highlight reel that he is.
Favoring passing teams? Do yourself a favor and read the box score before you spout off on a topic....the Colts ran and passed the ball evenly. The Bears? Their ratio was 60/40 pass-run.
The Colts offense posted 191 yards rushing on 42 carries. Isn't that the smash-mouth football that finesse teams like the Colts aren't supposed to be able to execute against a stout defense like the Bears?
Your defense was lackluster, and could not stop the Colts offense. Too many long drives surrendered by the Bears, and too many third downs converted by the Colts. They gave up 430 yards of total offense, and were outposessed on the game clock by almost 2:1.
As for the "embarassment" of avoiding Hester, he simply looked like the only player on your team who could execute. Part of the game is playing to your strengths, and keeping the ball away from your opponent's strong suits. Need an example? Take a look at the teams (throughout the season) that tried their hardest to establish ball-control to keep the Colts offense off the field.
The only embarassment is that the tough talk from Chicago on their defense and running game was just that: talk.
Grossman deserves some of the blame. Some of the blame should go to Rivera and Smith for having the defense sit back (safeties, primarily). Some of the blame should go to the front four's inability to generate pressure (one sack). Some of the blame belongs to the front seven for not stopping the run effectively.
The point is that there is a lot of blame to go around on the Bears side, but there is plenty of credit due to the Colts.
I guess the Dallas Cowboys like to add bulletin board material for the Bears. On NFL.com the Cowboys are ripping the Bears on their main page. Yep, these guys didn't even go to the Super Bowl and they are telling us how bad the Bears Suck.
Even the Packers didn't do this. Wait until next year. I mean this year.
I've always knew that the BEARS would choke on the Superbowl. Rex Grossman? What the hell...He SUCKS... and your Brian "I'm Bad" Urlacher. Whatever!!?! Everybody talks of DA BEARS DA BEARS! It's more like THE COLTS THE COLTS!!!! YEAH!! And Superbowl XLI proves it. Forget about the BAD NEWS BEARS. Who Cares... GO Colts.. And just like your Soldier Stadium would play "Waah..Waah..Waah..Waahhh.........................."
Maybe the reason that Cowboys fans are ripping the Bears is because after weeks of listening to Bears fans rip other teams for mistakes and bad play (Romo fumbled snap), New Orleans etc...and having to endure weeks of fans mouthing off about how bad they would beat the Colts...they looked like the worst Superbowl team in a long time! The bad defense of the Bears was humiliated and put in their place, the Colts ran the ball without mercy on them and of course Rex...well...that's all I have to say about him. I think any fan would rather not have their team not make it to the Superbowl than to be dominated like that. If you're happy that at least you were there, then congratulations for being the sacrificial lamb that the Colts used to show their dominance. Bears fans talked a lot of smack...so expect to hear it for a long time...after all you brought it upon youselves. At least the other teams in the NFC weren't embarrased on national T.V. Still want to cry about not getting respect?
What was the person's name who wrote the article saying that it would be a shame to break their little hearts? I would really enjoy contacting him and seeing how that crow tasted?
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