As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we look at reasons why fans should be thankful.
Chances are you’re still celebrating the Chicago Bears‘ 25-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. The dominating performance (the game was not as close as the score would suggest) was a refreshing site, especially for those who might still be in the camp that is doubting this team.
With one game, they have begun to erase the narrative that they should not be considered contenders because they haven’t beaten a good team yet. Despite what some of the revisionist historians are saying after the fact, the reality is the Vikings represented a stiff test and the Bears passed with flying colors.
However, the Bears cannot celebrate the win for too long, as they will take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day less than 90 hours after the final whistle blew Sunday night. That is a quick turnaround for what are surely sore bodies in the locker room. Certainly, the Bears aren’t thankful for that scheduling quirk.
However, as they prepare to play on Turkey Day for the first time since they beat the Green Bay Packers 17-13 in 2015, fans of the Bears (who are 17-15 all-time on the day of gluttony) have much to be thankful for.
In our household and likely many others, we have a tradition in which we go around the table and state what we are thankful for. It got me thinking about the Bears and just how thankful fans should be considering where this team was less than 12 months ago. So without further ado, here are five things all fans should be thankful for this year.