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Lovie Insists Bears in a Good Spot
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Even their coach has to do a double-take.

The Chicago Bears are 5-3 and only a half-game behind Green Bay for the NFC North lead midway through the season despite an ugly stretch, so it's not hard to see why coach Lovie Smith says it "seems like we're 2-6 or something like that."

Even when they win, they can't exactly breathe easily. Still, he insists they're in a good spot.

They came out of a bye and held off winless Buffalo 22-19 on Sunday behind an efficient Jay Cutler, a more balanced offense and enough timely plays by their defense. It wasn't the breeze some were seeking, but considering they had dropped three of four, the Bears will take it.

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