David Haugh, Chicago Tribune wrote:We interrupt this Super Bowl infomercial on coaching decency to bring you the real reason Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith rooted so hard Sunday for buddy Tony Dungy and the Indianapolis Colts to win the AFC championship.
The Bears can beat the Colts. They couldn't say that with as much certainty about the New England Patriots.
The Patriots posed bigger problems because of the big-game panache of Tom Brady, the brains of Bill Belichick and a 3-4 defense the Bears have found harder to read than hieroglyphics.
The Colts, ever dangerous, nevertheless present a better matchup for the Bears because of a vulnerable run defense, spotty kickoff coverage and struggling quarterback play of late -- by Peyton Manning standards.