'Hopefully that's who we are'

Back to .500, Smith and Bears should be grateful Vikings made it easy on them

Updated: October 17, 2011, 3:01 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It was a win, which is all Bears coach Lovie Smith ever professes to want. Just get to 3-3, he said. Then worry about 4-3, which, he pointed out, is where the Bears were last season before winning their next five in a row.

He made it sound almost easy. And the Minnesota Vikings surely helped the Bears make it look easy Sunday night, with a poorly played, poorly coached and lackluster effort. Spotting the Bears' a 16-0 lead, the now 1-5 Vikings trailed by 17 at the half and never ...

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