I taught my son too well as far as loyalty. He will not give up on the Bears or Cubs, even when I do. When the Bears went without a win in the preseason, I wrote them off; he didn’t. Now look at them: They are 3-0. However, the real question now is how will they do the rest of the year? Let’s look at the schedule.
First up is the New York Giants at New York. The Bears are four-point underdogs. That is kind of funny because the Giants are 1-2 and haven’t looked good. However, they are the Giants, and, as usual, the Bears don’t get taken seriously. Still, I think you would have to give the nod to the Bears, as you would in their fifth game of the season with the Carolina Panthers, who are currently 0-3. They have looked terrible, being off with their passing game and there is a lot of dissension on the team.
For their sixth game, the Bears play the Seahawks. I would have called that an easy win except for the fact the Seahawks just beat the Chargers. Let’s get back to that game. The seventh game is the Redskins who are not as tough as originally thought. The Bears will be at home, and I think they will win.
They then play the Bills. That should be another win. The Bears will split with the Vikings. Further, I think they will lose to the Dolphins at Miami. The Dolphins are always hard on the Bears. The last game of the season is the Packers there, and the Bears will lose there.
I think the Bears will beat the Lions in Detroit and the Jets at home. I think they will lose to the Eagles at home.
The Seahawks remain a game that is pivotal, and one I cannot predict.
If I am right, the Bears will end up with a 12-4 or 11-5 record.
Would that be enough to win the NFC North? It could or it could not; it depends on how the Packers do.
The dicey thing about predicting a team’s success is the better that they do, the more other teams get up for them. Also, you can’t predict injuries.
However, I am starting to see some reality to greatness this year. I hope what I see really exists.