11. Chicago Bears
After beating up on three bad teams, the ravenous Chicago Bears went into hibernation against the Indianapolis Colts. Suddenly, the quarterback controversy with the Bears is firing up once more on the back burner. That’s what happens when the head coach declares an open competition for starting quarterback. That competition never ends and divides loyalties on the team.
The Bears have won four games, the first NFL team to win four games after losing one. By doing so, the Bears keep the pressure on the Green Bay Packers to keep winning. Until the Bears defeated the Buccaneers, they had beaten up on bad teams. Now, they have put other teams on notice that they are legitimately good.
The LA Rams face the Bears at the end of this month at home after traveling to Washingon and San Francisco. Right now, the Bears have four likely losses on the schedule and could end the season at 11-5. That will be good enough for a playoff berth. They are getting there with a very good defense, gutsy runs by David Montgomery, and circus catches by Allen Robinson.
Foles is a good quarterback for this team. Yes, he will have bad games, but he doesn’t rattle. And that defense is capable of taking over a game. This is a very dangerous team.