Bears proving you can believe

Surprise party of a season continues with NFC North title and even bigger expectations

Updated: December 21, 2010, 10:34 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- This wasn't how it was supposed to go.

Lovie Smith should be sitting on a hot seat; Jay Cutler should be showing his hot temper; Brian Urlacher recuperating in a hot tub.

The countdown was supposed to be at two before the whole Lovie Smith-Jerry Angelo partnership caved in like the Teflon roof of the Metrodome. The Lovie era had to end before the Daley era, right?

All of us cynical geniuses knew it. The Bears were old, tired, whiny, overhyped and overpaid, ...

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