The media's excuse is already in place....
...when the Bears beat the Patriots today, it will be all about the "weather conditions" and how the Patriots would've won if the weather hadn't been a factor.
Nevermind all the gushing all week about how many clutch games the Patriots won in bad weather (including the "tuck rule" game). All that will go out the window as the "The Bears Got Lucky Again" narrative kicks into overdrive.
Any other team wins in bad weather, they're resilient. The Bears win in bad weather? They're "lucky".
Get ready for it.