Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/24/12

The Chicago Bears find themselves atop the NFC North standings.  Behind a revamped offense and determined defense the Bears have found a way to outlast most opponents and currently have the second best record in the NFC.  Chicago came into the season with high expectations after a flurry of offseason moves and after six games, so far so good for the Bears, right?  Well maybe not so fast.  The Bears have indeed been winning but are they truly contenders or mere pretenders? To begin answering that question let’s take a look at the Bears schedule. Of their first six opponents, only one, the Green Bay Packers, have a winning record.  Those same Packers just so happen to be the one blemish on the Bears record as well.  The Bears other games, all wins, came against the Indianapolis Colts, St.… Read more

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