Regardless of multiple sources of frustration, the Bears sit atop the NFC North and are looking more and more like a lock for the playoffs in spite of the calls to dissect the team and disregard it because of uneven play.
On paper, it looks like this is a good match-up for the Bears and a prime chance to get back to running the football effectively.
Defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Thursday Night Football thriller broadcast to the nation makes a bigger impact than losing at Noon the prior Sunday to Indianapolis in regional coverage.
A “now or never” type mentality is needed for this game…the stunning carriage that carried the team through September looks good for a pumpkin transformation as October continues.
This will be the stiffest challenge the Bears have seen so far this year. These Colts come in with talent and are also very healthy, like the Bears are.
Clearly, the Bears defense will have to be good this week. Would it be too much to ask them to get back to elite level and potentially shut down this explosive Falcon team?