A fortuitous work in progress

Bears able to beat bad teams like the Giants while not yet at their best

Updated: October 11, 2013, 3:55 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

Coaches rarely will admit publicly what they'll concede privately, that sometimes the best scenario is for a team to win now -- and get good later. That's where the Chicago Bears are now. They're not particularly good yet, not after losing two straight and having to cling to victory at home over the historically awful New York Giants.

The takeaway from beating the Giants is that the Bears won. That's it. On a night (Thursday) when essentially nobody in his right mind wants to play an NFL ...

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