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ARKUSH: This could be the start of something good for Bears

Updated: September 8, 2013 9:13PM

Christmas came early for the Chicago Bears in Week 1 as the Cincinnati Bengals showered them with gifts and the Bears weren’t too proud to accept.

But all the gifts in the world are useless unless you find the directions to assemble them and have the patience to get the job done.

The Bears’ 24-21 victory over the Bengals was a testimony to perseverance, short memories and preparation.

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• Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media and Write to him at

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