Monday, October 09, 2006

We Are The Bears, 5-0 Crew, Crushin' On Down, Doin' It For You...

1986. The year of Sony Walkmans, Cosby sweaters and Nintendo.

That's the answer to a trivia question posted by many a media outlet after the Bear's shellacking of the Buffalo Bills yesterday, 40-7.

When was the last time the Bears started a season 5-0?

1986.

Fast forward twenty years to the present 2006. In the age of I-Pods, WiFi and Segways, an old stand by is dominating the NFL in ways not seen since, well, a certain Super Bowl Shuffling Crew.

I'm gonna point out two simple stats that should tell you all you need to know about this 2006 Bears team. They have scored 156 points thru 5 games and they have given up only 36 points thru 5 games. Both those stats lead the league. Yes, you read that correctly. After 5 weeks, the Bears are the leaders in offense AND defense.

'Nuff Said.

Unless someone wants to make another shufflin' video; just don't let Steve Fuller anywhere near the set.

Fleece & Flog's Week 5 NFL TOP FIVE:
  1. Da Bears (5-0): Damn it Cedric! You fumbled away an opportunity for the Bears D to shutout the Bills. You scored 2 TD's? Who cares! Don't you know this is Chicago and we're all about the D?
  2. Indianapolis Colts (5-0): Losing to the Titans at home? Oh, you won that game in the final minutes 14-13? Congrats, I think.
  3. Philadelphia Eagles (4-1): People say yesterday's win against Dallas and T.O. was the most exciting game of the season. Have they watched the Bears?
  4. New England (4-1): Beware the sleeping giant that is Tom Brady and the Patriots.
  5. San Diego Chargers (3-1): Yeah, so, Baltimore lost on Monday night, so they got dropped big time. Someone had to fill their place.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jeeves said...

DAAAAA Bears, da bears, da bears, da bears. (breathe) DAAAAAA Bears, da bears, da bears, da bears da bears!

3:26 PM, October 10, 2006  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Three thoughts: (1) the Colts are terrible on D, especially against the run; they'll lose to the Redskins in two weeks; (2) don't forget the Seahawks; the Bears really are that good and Seattle mauled the Giants; (3) it will never be the Age of the Segway; am I the only one who, upon seeing a cop on a segway, feels a nearly irresistable urge to tip him over?

Here's another stat to feel good about: Only two other teams outscored opponents by at least 90 points while starting 5-0. Both the 1999 Rams and the 1991 Redskins won the Super Bowl.

11:11 AM, October 11, 2006  
Blogger Soxually Repressed said...

The Age of the Segway? It was once going to be the Age of the Jetpack. At least we have lowered our standards to practical laziness if not useful laziness.

12:34 PM, October 12, 2006  

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