The New England Patriots Prove The Chicago Bears Are Frauds

Darrell HorwitzSenior Writer IIDecember 13, 2010

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 12: Gary Guyton #59 of the New England Patriots runs for a touchdown after picking up a fumble as Chris Williams #74 and Olin Kreutz #57 of the Chicago Bears pursue at Soldier Field on December 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Deion Branch's 59 yard touchdown reception at the end of the first half to send New England into the locker room with a 33-0 lead was like the cherry on top of a hot fudge sundae.

It wasn't necessary, but they thought, "what the hell, why not," and tossed the ball to a wide open Branch, who scampered into the end zone and proved what I knew all along, that the 2010 Chicago Bears are frauds.

This was not supposed to happen to the Chicago Bears and the 'charmed' season they have enjoyed so far.

On a cold, blustery, snowy day by the lakefront, the Patriots ran roughshod over the Bears despite near white-out conditions. In fact, the field was so bad, that they drew red lines on the field so the teams would have an idea of yard markers.

New England was a 3 point favorite, and the over/under was 38 points. New England almost had that at halftime.

That's not supposed to happen in the conditions this game was played in, but Tom Brady and the Pats played like they were in a dome. On two consecutive possessions, they went 85 and 87 yards for touchdowns.

Throw in a couple of Bear fumbles, and the game was over almost before it started.

Brady was 13-21 for 195 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears were outgained 273-33 in the first half.

How could this happen?

This was supposed to be a game between a couple of titans, the 10-2 Patriots and the 9-3 Bears.

I guess this shows what a lot of observers have been saying including this writer; that the Bears have been the beneficiaries of a lifetime of luck so far this year.

Actually, despite the rout they suffered today, the luck continues. Green Bay was upset by Detroit, as their QB Aaron Rodgers went down with a concussion shortly before the half.

He's sure to miss at least one more game.

Then the Bears next opponent, the Minnesota Vikings, who have been playing much better under interim coach Leslie Frazier, had their roof cave in under 16 inches of snow.

Instead of the Bears playing in their 'house of horrors' next week, the Metrodome, there is talk that they''ll be playing the game in Detroit. It will likely be like another home game for the Bears. as their fans are a lot more likely to make the trek than Vikings's fans.

The Bears schedule so far this year had been like they were playing against the "Little Sisters of the Poor."

They had the easiest schedule in the league for the first twelve games, and even that doesn't give an accurate description of how easy that schedule really was.

They faced second or third string quarterbacks in many of those games, along with several other key injuries for their opponents.

The Bears have been the healthiest team in the league all year.

The victory against the Philadelphia Eagles a few weeks ago was supposed to be the game that substantiated the Bears as contenders instead of pretenders.

That was the best performance of the year for the Bears, but Michael Vick, despite a great season, was underwhelming in that game, including missing a wide-open receiver on the Eagles opening series that would have been a touchdown and possibly changed the outcome of that game.

Today, finally, the Bears played a legitimately good NFL team. They still were fortunate enough to get them at home, and also after a Monday night game where teams have had a 10-13 record the next game so far this year.

That didn't matter today as the Bears were outplayed, outhustled, outsmarted, and outcoached. You name it and they were outed for what they really are, a very fortunate football team that has been smiled upon this season.

Definitely not a good team, and the vaunted Chicago Bear defense didn't look so tough against a real quarterback.

With the way things are playing out, there still is a very good chance the Bears will end up in the playoffs, though a couple of football experts don't think they're going to end the season on the upbeat.

Former coach Bill Cowher has already predicted they would lose their last four games. He's one for one.

Trent Dilfer, who won a Super Bowl quarterbacking the Baltimore Ravens, has predicted the Bears will lose three of their last four games.

The experts evaluate the Bears as not a very good team, or at least not as good as their kool-aid drinking fandom wants to think.

Bears coach Lovie Smith has used that for motivation for his team the whole season, telling them that nobody really believes in you. 

 I believed in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy when I was a child. I don't anymore.

And I don't believe in the 2010 Chicago Bears.



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