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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monday Night Will be True Test for Bears

Monday Night Football is important no matter what team for whom you play or against whom you’re playing. It’s an opportunity to showcase yourself nationwide to millions of football fans and it’s a chance to prove that you’re better than people think. The coming Monday night match-up is one that I can get excited about–Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers.

Many Bears fans didn’t enter this season thinking that at the end of week two they would be 2-0 and Jay Cutler would have thrown only one interception. But that’s exactly what’s happened. The problem is Bears fans already know how stellar Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are and they are throwing their pessimism around the streets of Chicago. All I can say is, we haven’t seen anything yet. The Bears (barely) beat the Lions and they got past the Cowboys. Though they look like a much better team than they did in 2009, they haven’t faced tough competition yet.

That’s why Monday night is important. Not only is the Bears-Packers rivalry one of the best in the NFL, it’s also going to prove to Bears fans what they are really dealing with this year. It will show them if the Bears actually stand a chance against good teams or if they are going to only get past mediocre ones.

Packers fans: hold onto your cheese hats because I do think this is going to be a great game. Unfortunately, I don’t see the Bears winning but I do see it staying close and I see them remembering that when they meet again later in the season. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see a 3-0 Bears team on Monday night. Not only that, but they would also be in first place. The Bears always crumble on Monday nights, but we’ve already been surprised by the boys in navy and orange this season. What’s to say they can’t do it again?



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