I live far too close to Bears country. I'm not sure which is more impressive: the awesomeness of the city of Chicago, or the sheer obnoxiousness of the Chicago sports fanbase. Those SNL superfan skits? Those aren't parodies. THOSE ARE REAL-LIFE DOCUMENTARIES. Bears fans are the biggest bunch of mouthbreathing morons that you could ever conceive of. God I want this game.
I can't muster a ton of optimism for this game, but at the same time it's not as though I'm going to be shocked if we pull off this win either. Honestly, I think that on some level this is our chance at a mulligan after last week's stinker. The Saints have lost, I think the Bucs will lose in the later game at Denver, and teams like Minnesota and Washington are pretty distant longshots. If we can pull this one off, we're firmly in the driver's seat for a wildcard. If we lose, we have to sweat that Tampa-Denver game later in the day hard. It sure would be nice to just maintain control of our own destiny this time so that we don't have to spend all of December needing help to get in.