Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Sure, the Bears seem great now.  They have won 6 games in a row and are only the No. 2 seed in the NFC because the Falcons have gone undefeated so far.  They have scored more than 30 points four times, and five of their seven wins have been by double digits.But just wait until Sunday night against the Texans.The Bears are currently 29th in the league in passing offense, with a mere 196 passing yards per game.  Last week against the Titans they only had 198 passing yards against a defense that allows and average of 272 passing yards per game.It's easy to win against teams like Tennessee and Jacksonville without a balanced offense.  It's easy to win purely on defense against an offense as unfocused and undisciplined as Dallas'.  It's easy to win against a team that is still rebuilding and trying to get in sync like Indianapolis was at the start of the year.Against Houston, a team that's had most of its key pieces for years?  Not so easy.There are only two teams with a winning record that the Bears have played: the Colts, who have since united around head coach Chuck Pagano after he was diagnosed with leukemia, and the Packers, who physically dominated the Bears in Week 2, possibly sparking this winning streak.The Bears haven't shown the kind of versatility necessary to beat true contenders, and their remaining schedule is packed with possible playoff teams.After this week's match with the 7-1 Texans, Chicago faces the 49ers, a team with a vicious defense, powerful run game, and a talented but under-performing pass game.Two weeks after that, they face the Seahawks, a team that has almost the same build (except they have an over-performing passing game that needs more experience).The rest of the schedule is mostly division rivals, all of whom have the talent to beat the Bears and expose their offensive line (which could be the cause of the weak pass game).  The Vikings have a top notch run game starring the revived Adrian Peterson, and a defense that seems to be channeling the old Purple People Eaters.  The Lions have a dangerous defensive line that just needs some support.  We all saw what the Packers did to the Texans.  Of course, the Packers have already shown what they can do.It's reasonable to think that the Bears will go 3-5 the rest of the way, giving them a mediocre 10-6 record.  At that point, they could lose the division title to Minnesota or Green Bay, or maybe even Detroit.  There's no room for a slide in this division, but make no mistake:The slide is coming, and it starts this week.  The Bears have to hang on as best as they can now or they could lose their playoff hopes.The author knows all about weak offensive lines, being a fan of the overly splashy and ever under-performing Cowboys.  He's hoping that a playoff run starts for his team this week against a division rival, but the NFC North will prevent that.You can call him an idiot on Facebook (search RGDSports@yahoo.com) or Twitter (@RGDSports), although he would prefer you did it down below in the comments section.  If you looked on those other sites, you might be able to guess what team he has on his ball cap.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Osweiler: Film from last two years proves I should be starter

Daughter of Bucks owner burns Bill Simmons on Twitter

Tiger Woods tells golf world to try and kick this football he’s holding

Tyronn Lue: Gameplanning to defend Celtics harder than Warriors

How the Senators can upset the Penguins in Game 7

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Paxton Lynch cutting out early while other QBs stay late

Michael Jordan unique 1984 Converse shoes could fetch up to $100K at auction

Joe Girardi has interesting reason why no medical scans for Masahiro Tanaka

Ezekiel Elliott’s mom fires back after son criticized for being in car accident

Browns make Ryan Grigson senior personnel executive

Potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz looks positively jacked in recent photo

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

Box Score 5/24: Craig Anderson saves the Senators

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 'Farewell to the Manu, the Myth, the Legend' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker