After “shocking the football world” — pardon the cliche — by defeating the Indianapolis Colts, 29-13, in the Sunday night Week 1 opener, the Bears have dropped two straight games to fall to 1-2. The losses were especially bitter because they were both games in which the Bears led in the fourth quarter.
As a result of their late game collapses, the Bears are back in a familiar role as they prepare to face the Eagles in yet another Sunday night appearance. That’s right, the underdog role.
Of ESPN.com’s panel of 8 experts, only Chris Mortensen predicts the Bears will win. FoxSports.com’s Jay Glazer and Alex Marvez are the only two out of their six experts to choose the Bears. And all of Yahoo’s experts predict the Eagles will triumph.
The Bears have thrived in the “us-against-the-world” mentality that Lovie Smith has instilled in his team. So much so that beating the Eagles in prime time on national TV doesn’t seem so farfetched. After all, the two main cogs in the Eagles’ offense, Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook, are both ailing. McNabb will definitely play but Westbrook is a bit more uncertain.
I think I’ve made up my mind on which team to take in this game, which I’ll share tomorrow, but I’ve got to say, it won’t be an easy pick to make.
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