No reason to wait

Bears shouldn't be fooled by two late wins; start housecleaning now

Updated: January 3, 2010, 8:41 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Count on the Detroit Lions to muck things up, to mess with perception, to potentially inflict more damage on their division rivals by losing to the Bears as they did on Sunday, than they would have done by winning.

Instead, the Bears' 37-23 victory gives the organization just enough rope to asphyxiate themselves, and just enough rationale to have us believe it was the right way to go.

There was still only guessing to be done after Sunday's exhibition otherwise known as: ...

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