Chicago Bears: Now, The Real Games Begin

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Chicago Bears: Now, The Real Games Begin
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It wasn't exactly how anyone drew it up, but ultimately, a win is, in fact, a win.

In a balanced league like the NFL, can anyone really be complaining about starting off a season 1-0?

Well, if they looked at the actual game Sunday between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions (or at least read about it), then surely there would be enough to keep anyone awake at night.

At this point, everyone knows about the touchdown that wasn't—you don't need me to bring it up.

In the simplest terms, Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions were robbed of their first road victory in over two seasons because a silly rule exists in the No Fun League that apparently harnesses a player's creativity and/or swagger and limits him to acting like a stiff.

Yes, as a Bears fan, I will take the victory.

But as a football fan who craves entertainment (and needs Megatron to produce for me fantasy-wise), I have more than just a sour taste in my mouth after Sunday's fake win. 

When your running back is denied a half-yard not once, not twice, but three times and you can't reach the end zone to go ahead with a potential game-changing lead, you are not a worthy victor.

Nevertheless, the Bears did enough (I guess?) to start off as one of only 16 teams that are undefeated.

But before we celebrate a silly victory over an even sillier opponent, we must look ahead to some games that will really test the Bears.


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