Just as I was buying the Bears

I was beginning to buy the Chicago Bears as one of the best five teams in the NFL. Good defense, great special teams and enough offense with Matt Forte having a great year and yes, Jay Cutler, making some big throws.

I, like most, had underestimated the Bears coming into the year. I looked right past their trip to the NFC Championship game last year.

I was looking forward to the Bears taking on some of the NFC’s best and had them as a playoff team.

They can still get there, but it’s back to the unknown and the unexpected without Jay Cutler at quarterback.

My NFC super six is Packers; 49ers; Cowboys; Saints; Bears; Falcons. (Good win for the Lions and Matthew Stafford, but it was the Panthers and not ready to make them a playoff team yet).