Chicago Bears: 3 surprises from win over Arizona Cardinals

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It wasn’t pretty, but they don’t all have to be Rembrandts. The Chicago Bears got their second win, are over .500 for the first time since The Great Chicago Fire, and are in first. So what surprised us on Sunday?

Look, you’re not going to want to tell people you watched all of that game. You probably don’t even want to admit it to yourself. It’s hard to know what was worse; watching the Chicago Bears get sliced open twice by a Cardinals offense that couldn’t tie its shoes before, or then watching the Cardinals return to their monkey-humping-a-couch-cushion ways?

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But the Bears got a win, and with a new coaching staff and what appears to be more and more of a steep learning curve for the offense, however you get one in the left column is just fine. It’s a platform you can build off of. And imagining what it might look like later when and if the offense figures it out is a true upper.

And the fun thing about the Bears is that we’re learning right along with them, for better or worse. This isn’t a team we’ve gotten accustomed to yet, like the later Lovie Smith years where you knew everyone, the schemes backwards and forwards, and just about how everything would look.

So what grabbed our attention on Sunday?