King ranks the Bears 25th, just below the Lions. He ranked the Packers (gasp) 1st, and the Vikings 13th. Let's do the simple math... King ranks the Bears at the bottom of the division. Here's his explanation on why he ranked the Bears where he did:
25. Chicago. The Mike Martz-Jay Cutler marriage could work, or it could explode. The defense will be solid, assuming Julius Peppers comes to play, but he can't solve everything on a unit that allowed 375 points last year.
Really??? Ranked 25th with a roster that includes perennial All Pro caliber players like Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Julius Peppers, Jay Cutler, Devin Hester, Tommie Harris, Charles Tillman and Chris Harris. A group of rising stars like Matt Forte, Greg Olsen, Devin Aromashodu, Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett, Zackary Bowman and Chris Williams?
If history serves the Bears well, last year's Super Bowl Champion, the Saints, were ranked 24th. We all know these rankings mean absolutely nothing but it shows the lack of respect the national media has towards the Bears. No one believes the Bears can make some noise this season and that Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo are dead men walking.