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Yep, they're that good

The Bears had a plan, motivation and momentum -- then the Patriots wiped them out

Updated: December 13, 2010, 12:19 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- This week, Lovie Smith decided to deliver his motivational talk before the game and not wait until halftime.

And so he used the story of Army Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta -- the war hero, Medal of Honor winner and Bears fan who was honored at Sunday's game -- as a means to deliver the message to his players on Saturday night.

"He was talking about how Giunta was protecting the guy that was next to him [during a Taliban ambush three years ago in one of the most dangerous regions ...

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