Two games do not make a season, so Chicago Bears fans should guard against getting too giddy about their team’s 2-0 start, even though both of its wins came against 2012 playoff participants in the Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings.
Bears fans need to look no further than their own club’s history to see how easy it is to be falsely seduced by a fast start.
The 1989 Bears roared to a 4-0 record, only to lose future Hall of Fame DL Dan Hampton to a season-ending injury in their week four victory. They proceeded to lose ten of their next twelve games, finish the season with a 6-10 record and watch their five-year reign as NFC Central champions come to an end.
Yet, through the first two weeks of the 2013 season, admittedly a small sample size, the Bears have shown marked improvement relative to last season in most statistical categories.
The Bears offense is scoring at an appreciably higher rate.
The Bears have tallied 55 points, 48 offensively, for an average of 24. Last sea...