Now, you'all now that football is not my sport (thank god catchers and pitchers are getting back into action...sports begins with the crack of the bat). So, with that in mind:
COLTS DEFEAT BEARS: 37-17
This is all dependent on the Colts stopping the Bears' running game--and making Grossman throw the ball. Plus, I like Tony Dungy (and Lovie ain't a bad guy either, I should say). Dungy is a decent man, compared to coaches like Bill Belichick who not only strikes me as rude and a bad loser (i.e., doesn't shake peoples' hands at end of game) but apparently has no regard for the health of his players: if you haven't been reading the series in The New York Times this past week on players' head injuries, you should. The recurrent theme: Belichick probably knew that one of his players, Ted Johnson, had a head injury and was so advised by the team physician YET he forced Johnson into a situation where his injury was likely compounded. Here's the relevant passage from today's article:
Johnson said he returned to the practice field four days after a concussion in August 2002. Despite the recommendation from the Patriots’ trainer that Johnson be protected at practice, Coach Bill Belichick sent Johnson into a high-impact drill, Johnson said.
Johnson, feeling he was being tested and that his job was on the line (N.F.L. contracts are not guaranteed), did as he was told. He hit his head in the next drill, he said, and immediately felt woozy. He finished practice. Weeks later, having missed two preseason games and still feeling lingering effects, he approached Belichick.
“I had to see if you could play,” Belichick said, according to Johnson. Johnson was so angry that he temporarily left the team.
Dungy would never have exposed a player to that kind of danger because, for him, as he has said many times, football is not the most important thing in life.