Chicago Bears: Week 6 awards to give fans a laugh, a cry

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The Chicago Bears threw up all over themselves in the Miami heat. Which is actually something of a Miami tradition, except you’re supposed to do it on the beach in a speedo.

Reality is always waiting around the corner for the Chicago Bears and their fans. For two weeks, everyone associated with the Navy And Orange got to bask in the glow of a team that looked like it turned a corner. A true-thrashing of a woeful Tampa Bay team certainly had everyone feeling their oats.

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Well, those oats turned into…whatever oats turn into when they go bad. Or whatever “oats” refers to in “feeling their oats.”

A defense that probably fell a bit too much in love with its press clippings was thrashed by a few milk carton decorations and other various carnies to the tune of 500-plus yards and 31 points. While the offense came alive in the 2nd half, it made just enough mistakes to morph a win into a loss.

Throw in some bad coaching, and what you get is reality coming around that corner supposedly just turned, and smacking everyone upside the head with something blunt and large. The Bears now look as much the project as they were before the season started, which is fine.

So let’s hand out some goofy awards for this week because it’ll make us feel better or something. It’ll at least make us feel something.