Not so Josh McCown's substitution for injured Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. For the second week in a row, McCown excelled. Jay will probably get his job back when he's healthy, but his case for a new and expensive contract is not prospering at the moment.
The Bears were short star linebacker Lance Briggs, too. But the forces of good nevertheless triumphed over the forces of evil, 27-20.
The Ursine Warriors probably won't go to the Super Bowl this year. But even if they lose the rest of their games, if they can beat Green Bay again at Soldier Field in Week 17, the season will be counted a resounding success.