The Chicago Bears schedule 2010 has yielded a 7-3 start so far. However, the Chicago Bears schedule is about to yield tougher tasks than a Thursday night game against the Dolphins. Last night, the NFC North leaders took on a team that had to start a third-string quarterback, and had a terrible home record. With all of their injuries, the Dolphins stood no chance against the staunch defense of the visitors. Yet the Bears have at least four tougher opponents left on their 2010 schedule.
The Bears came into Miami after shutting down the Vikings four days earlier, banging up Brett Favre some more. This time, their target was Tyler Thigpen, who was making his first start in two years. With his rust, and an equally depleted offensive line, the Dolphins were dominated all night.
After 10 games on the Chicago Bears schedule 2010, the team is at a surprising 7-3. They haven’t been to the playoffs since their Super Bowl loss to the Colts, but they could get there with a .500 record the rest of the way. However, experts are still waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Chicago still gets inconsistent and mistake-riddled play for Jay Cutler once in a while, and their offense only got one touchdown last night. Although Cutler was supposed to finally give them offensive firepower, they are being led by their defense once again.
So far, that strategy has worked, but it will be put to its ultimate test soon. The next opponent on the Bears’ schedule is one that put up 59 points four days ago. However, they hope that the Eagles will be significantly cooled off by the time they get to Soldier Field next Sunday.
After this matchup between two potential division leaders, the Bears go back on the road against the Lions on Dec. 5. They then host the Patriots before going to Minnesota and coming back home to host the Jets. Then, on Jan. 2, they have a potential division title game at Green Bay.
So far, the Bears have taken one victory over a winning team and one over a .500 one last night. Yet, with the Eagles, Patriots, Jets and Packers coming soon, this final stretch will prove if they are for real or if their record is misleading. At the least, they get the Eagles, Patriots and Jets at Soldier Field before visiting the Packers in the finale.
Although they had a short rest before facing the Dolphins, the Chicago Bears will have much longer to prepare for Michael Vick and the Eagles – which they hope is to their benefit.
Chicago Bears- “Bears 2010 Schedule”
Yahoo Sports- “Bears shut out Dolphins, 16-0”