CHICAGO -- But of course the Bears would prevail over the Jets in a 38-34 shootout, Chicago's defense preserving the victory in the final minute.
What? You were surprised?
"I would have laughed if you'd have told me that beforehand," said the aforementioned defensive hero, Bears' safety Chris Harris.
Laughter sure beats the boos that fluttered down like the intermittent snow flurries over Soldier Field in Sunday's second quarter as the Jets pounded out 24 points to the Bears' 7 to erase a 10-0 deficit and take a 24-17 lead into halftime.