By Mike Mulligan-
Super Bowl runs are like great comedy. It all comes down to timing.
Just ask the Chargers, who arrive Sunday in Soldier Field as an almost-dynasty, a never-was team that might have been good enough to win a Super Bowl were it not for the unfortunate circumstance of being at its best while the Patriots and Colts dominated the AFC.
Do the Bears find themselves in the same position? Are they doomed to runner-up status, not only in the north division, but in the NFC itself? Even with their season turning from stagger to swagger, the rejuvenated Bears trail the perfect Packers by three games in the division with seven to play. The race isn’t technically over, but it sure feels that way. How do you pick up four games on an unbeaten team with seven remaining?