Bears Lock Up Home Field Advantage & Send Four to Pro Bowl
I know many people, including myself, were very interested to see how the Bears would rebound after last year’s dismal performance. It seemed the team put so much faith and pressure on Jay Cutler and I think it’s fair to say he folded under the pressure in the 2009 season. This year, though, the team is playing like, well, a team. The pressure is not exclusively on Cutler's shoulders. Chicagoans are generally very hopeful at the start of a new season no matter how terrible the last one was and this year was no different for Bears fans. We have had a lot of practice thanks to the Cubs and, up until recently, the Blackhawks. This year I don’t think many imagined that the Bears would be the No. 2 seed in the NFC Playoff picture, and thanks to those not-so-recently-but-usually-always-pesky Vikings beating the Eagles on Tuesday Night Football, that locked up the first week bye. This 2010 Bears team proved something to Chicago and the entire country: this team is for real and is going to be a real threat in the playoffs for the first time since 2006.