Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/20/12
Offense The Bears were off to a 7-3 start last year, one year after going 11-5 and making it to the NFC Championship game. In my opinion, the Bears’ 7-3 start last year was more impressive. Their 11-5 2010 record was not fully indicative of how they played. They had a Pythagorean Expectation of just 9.4 wins and that was in spite of the fact that their 11 wins were against a 6-10 Detroit team when Calvin Johnson’s game winning touchdown was overturned, against the 6-10 Cowboys, against the Packers when the Packers committed 19 penalties, against the 2-14 Panthers, against a then winless Bills team in a game where both teams scored 3 touchdowns and no field goals, twice against the 6-10 Vikings, against the Dolphins and their 3rd string quarterback, against the Asante Samuel-less Eagles, against the 6-10 Lions again, and against the Jets. In the playoffs, they beat the sub .500 Seahawks. They only beat 3 .500+ teams and all 3 of those games were at home. Last year, however, they aver...
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