Any fan worried about how difficult the Bears’ 2013 schedule was, shouldn’t have been.
Why it’s never too meaningful to talk about strength or weakness of schedule until seasons are over:
The Bears have 13 different teams on their schedule. Nine of them lost this weekend.
Taking down the Cincinnati Bengals got the Bears off to a fast start while Green Bay was falling in San Francisco and Minnesota in Detroit.
With all the drama, departures and controversy of Notre Dame's offseason, Jan. 7 seems like eons ago.