The Chicago Bears moved up on most power ranking lists a solid 10 places. An example is their movement on Fox Sports’ list, where they moved up from number 20 to number nine. Of course, the same site sort of backhanded them by dropping the Cowboys all the way to 22 from number five. A team doesn’t get dropped that far if they were defeated by what is considered a strong team. The Bears still have little respect. They are 2-0, and still there are three teams ahead of them with 1-1 records: the Colts, Patriots and Jets.
The Colts belong there, but I disagree with the other two. This all has nothing to do with this article, or maybe on second thought it does. The Bears will beat the number three Green Bay Packers in Chicago this coming Sunday.
Green Bay is not the same team they were at the beginning of the season. While they have a great quarterback and excellent defense, they lost a superb running back in Grant. And who have they beaten? They have beaten Philadelphia and Buffalo. The Bills hardly qualify as a pro team this year.
The Packers are not going to be able to stop the Martz/Cutler train. Cutler is on beam with his receiving group. I am floored that more isn’t made out of the Chicago receivers. Devin Hester and Johnny Knox are, arguably, the two fastest wide-outs in the league, and tight end Greg Olsen is, as Mike Martz has observed, the fastest tight end he has ever seen. Further, running back Matt Forte is a formidable receiver as well.
The Bears hit a stride in Dallas that I haven’t seen since the Championship 1985 Bears.
They struggled in their early games, and then, in their fourth game, I believe against Minnesota, they attacked the secondary, much as Cutler did last Sunday.
One other thing should be noted. Lovie Smith has a good record against Green Bay and does some of his best coaching against them.
However, it really doesn’t matter if the Bears win or not. Don’t look at me that way. Of course it is important. However, the main thing for the Chicago Bears is to give the Pack a fight. If they do that, the team will continue to grow.
The Bears will win 35-24.