Let me clarify a bit: The Bears are a good team,but not a VERY good team---one of those teams that comes close to making the playoffs yet just misses...which is exactly where they are.Six teams make the playoffs from each conference,and the Bears are,in the eyes of most,inferior to five of the NFC squads.Your best argument might be against the Redskins,who did the flip job(from 3-6 to 7-0 in their final seven games) on what the Bears did(from 7-1 to 3-5 in their final eight).
It certainly wouldn't be anywhere close to unanimous amongst neutral parties;the fairest statement would be that the Bears were about equal to the Skins,IMO...Chicago's strength is their 'D' while it's the 'O' that leads the way in Washington.As for the two weak links,I'd say that the Skins' D was more reliable than the Bears' offense(Cutler makes them look better than they really are: the WRs rarely get separation but,luckily for them,Jay can pass on a dime sometimes...plus his passing opens things up for the slightly-overrated Forte...the pass protection remains abysmal at times).
Having said all that,the NYG are better than either of those two but they paid the price for not respecting the sport enough.All that 'blah,blah,blah...' B.S. about turning it on whenever they reached the playoffs never came to pass cuz they took too many weeks off and it came back to bite them.Aside from playing a shitty 2nd half vs. the Steelers(when they were supposedly trying to win for the Hurricane Sandy victims
),there were three pathetic,unprofessional efforts vs. Cincy,Atlanta and Baltimore.If they can win another SB with a low seeding,congrats to them!...but I'll bet you that they don't f--k around as much NEXT year having pissed away the chance to defend their SB crown
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