No, for Week 2 Sunday Night Football it was back to the alternate orange Jay Cutler jersey (my home blue #54 having been retired indefinitely some time last year around Urlacher was spewing off about being treated "unfairly" by the Bears organization for them having the audacity to offer him an above-market value contract).
And so it was that sometime early in the second quarter, the Bears having gone down 17-0 and looking quite terrible doing it, that the the ol' #6 ended up off of my body and on the floor of my room. At that point, the game was, essentially and in my mind, O-V-E-R.
Except when it all of a sudden wasn't.
In a stunning 28-20 come-from-behind win, the Bears ruined the opening of San Francisco's sparkling new Levi Stadium and finally attained the signature win of the Marc Trestman era. They won in the Bay Area for the first time since 1985. They won with Jay Cutler emerging as a leader and demonstrating the physical and mental toughness that his critics have turned a blind eye to all these years. They won with their biggest weapons -- Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey -- being at the MOST 65% due to injuries. They won despite losing their heart and soul -- Charles Tillman -- to a reinjured tricep (likely ending his career). The won by being dominant on both lines in the second half. They won, simply, because they did not give. The season looked a lot brighter on Monday morning than it did on Monday, September 8.
#BearDown. Bring on the Jets.