Winning can't cure all this

Plenty to cheer -- and jeer -- in head-scratching season-opening win over Lions

Updated: September 12, 2010, 10:31 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- How about this? We'll try not to criticize the Chicago Bears for being happy about their 19-14 season-opening victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, if they promise not to be surprised by our continued skepticism.

After one of the stranger, more hollow victories in recent memory, we have little choice.

How, for example, are we supposed to applaud the Bears' offense for racking up 262 yards passing in the first half alone, when they couldn't punch it in from the ...

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