I could almost hear 'Hail to the Chief' as I read (btw - I never thought about how apropos that song is for a DC=based President before). You blognostication gets additional attaboy points for making me think of Marilyn Monroe.
This is a gut-check game. If we are going to remain in the playoff hunt, we can't afford not to keep pace with the Eagles and Giants. There's a decent chance both the G-men and the Eagles lose this week against the Cowboys and Titans respectively. If we can take care of the Bears (and I personally think we should be able to take care of the Bears if we play moderately well), we'll right back into control of the division.
I think last Sunday's game had the potential to be a will-sapping, demoralizing loss. We'll see how effectively the Shanahan's have been in getting the players to turn the next mental page and get ready for this week. I agree the secondary has got to turn it around in this one. I'm also very interested in seeing if Torain can notch another solid performance. And I'm desperately hoping Laron Landry does not earn NFL trivia infamy in becoming the first player to earn a suspicion for a malicious hit. He's capable.