The Bears are right where they want to be - in the driver's seat and in control of their own destiny - but still have a lot of work to do.
Since the bye week, the Bears are 4-0 with an improved offensive line,
better 3rd down efficiency, a commitment to the run and Devin Hester's
return to the kickoff team. With a dominant defense, the Bears are
drawing attention to themselves after flying under the radar of
In two of the last four games, the Bears have been out-gained by the Bills and Eagles. While the Bears were able to shut down the Bills run, the Eagles were able to run for over 100 yards. The Eagles had to abandon the run in the second half because they were playing from behind.
Both the Bills and Eagles were able to pass on the Bears and IF they had an Achilles heel, it would be the secondary. Granted, credit should be given to the secondary for not blowing their assignments and being in position to make plays but the reason for their success is because of the front four Rush Men.
While the Bears have provided a blueprint on beating a Mike Vick-led Eagles team, the Bills and Eagles have exposed a weakness on the Bears defense as the Cowboys and Packers did before the bye.
For the Bears to continue their success on defense, the Rush Men will need to continue to be dominant up front. Regardless, the Bears have continued to win despite not playing to the best of their ability.