But this Sunday, it's different. Yes, the Vegas line has the Bears at 6½ point underdogs. Yes, AccuScore gives them only a 39% chance of winning. Yes, my analytical side is going nuts, saying the numbers are there.
The numbers were there last week. And the Bears utterly whipped the NFL's #1 offensive team, better known as the New Orleans Saints' asses, and scared the hell out of Drew Brees. (Seriously: He got sacked the first two times around at third down, and the third time he called a timeout. And two plays after that Vasher picks up the fumble. And the intentional grounding for the safety in the third quarter did them in.) And that's what I needed: A fucking reminder that the Bears can do this.
So on Feb 4th, I will be sitting at home, watching the game on a HDTV, IN High Def...
And I believe that the Chicago Bears will win.
...Especially if they run the ball. The Colts have the worst run defense for the regular season in the league. I'll take that number at least. :P