Bears 31 - Eagles 26
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I feel great this morning. The Bears are 7-3 and looked great last night against Miami.
Clearly the odds on favorite based on schedules and performance to date in the North is the Pack. The Bears still are only showing a 29% chance of making the playoffs and 19% chance of winning the North. Compare that to the Pack who are at 84% for the playoffs and 76% of winning the North.
The Bears play on national TV on Thursday against the Dolphins this week. Fox has moved the Eagles visit to Soldier Field next weekend to their national spotlight game at 4:15 pm. That's great.
Now look, fans can do whatever they want, so I am not asking for anything in this post - I am just making an observation. The Bears are 6-3 and there are still fans complaining about Lovie and Cutler, and you can probably throw in Martz and to a lesser degree Forte and Knox. You can always throw in complaints about the McKaskey's and Jerry Angelo. It is ridiculous how much negativity surrounds the team.
Very solid win. The game went about as I expected. The O-line was solid, the D was great, and Special Teams really produced. Cutler made one horrible throw, but otherwise played a great game.
Big division game. A win and the Bears will be 6-3 and could make the playoffs going 4-3 down the stretch. It would likely end the playoff hopes of the Queens who would fall to 3-6.
I watched most of the Celtics-Heat game last night and it is clear the Heat are totally over-matched.
At least right now.
I have not written anything about the election for some time (certainly not since it happened). I have a few thoughts about how/why it was silly to elect Republicans back into power in the House, but I'll save that for another day.
Things are starting to shake out. It looks like the Giants are the big dogs in the NFC. I like the Pack as a playoff contender but they have so many injuries that their room for injuries is razor thin. Still they find ways to win, and that is a testament to their team/organization. After that, I'd bunch a whole lot of teams together: Bears, Eagles, Atlanta, and Saints. I think the Bucs could go either way.
The Bears got a must win game against the winless Buffalo Bills. It was a back and forth game and for the third week in a row the Bills lost by a field goal. Tough break for them given they are playing winning teams so tough (Baltimore, KC, and Chicago).
The Bears were idle last week but the loss by Minnesota and the win by Green Bay really changed the playoff picture based on AccuScore. Green Bay is now the odds on favorite to win the North and Minnesota's chances dropped off significantly. As for the Bears, their chances of making the playoffs are at 19% and 11% for winning the division.