This team will not be in the playoffs in a year where the Bears were deemed “ready” to compete for a title, which means the final six games will be an observation in futility.
Nine games into the season and the Chicago Bears are at a compelling fork in the road.
Yes, indeed, the NFL laid a stanky-ass egg to conclude what could be considered one of its most fascinating seasons (at least on-field) in recent memory.
This marquee match-up boiled down to the Bears defense against the Rams offense. By the end of the game it was clear who won that heavyweight fight, the Rams offense hadn’t been held down anywhere close to the way it was against Chicago.
A couple weeks ago Dallas stunned many and looked like the most aggressive, hard-hitting team in the league. Today they look more like the second such team.
Measuring stick games give fans an idea of how their team compares to some of the heavy Super Bowl favorites and in this case there’s a chance to pick up a significant amount of confidence regarding who is going to represent the NFC in the Big Game.