Bears Looking Good Heading into Opening Week!
If your like me, you just wrapped up your fantasy football draft (s) and are looking forward to opening day of the NFL season. Thanks to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, the NFL opens with the New York Giants vs. the Dallas Cowboys this Wednesday night. But, no one really cares about that, especially here in BG. We care about our Bears! The questions on everybody's mind is...
Why did Jenny McCarthy and Brian Urlacher break up?
Is Jay Cutler getting any sleep with the new baby?
Will Lovie Smith ever find a personality?
No. the real questions lie in a few key spots for the 2012 Bears...
Who will be the starting left tackle?
Can the Bears beat the Packers and Lions?
What is really wrong with Urlacher's knee?
Can the Bears make it through the season with only 2 quarterbacks?
Well, I'm here to give you some answers. First of all, my prediction: the Chicago Bears will finish 11-5 and win their division by one game over the Packers by virtue of a late season victory over the Pack. Green Bay will make the playoffs at 10-6, as will the Detroit Lions, also 10-6. The Minnesota Vikings, well, let's say not so good.
The Packer backers have choked on their Frosted Flakes, but here is why. The Bears have upgraded at Wide Receiver with the additions of Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey, and Eric Weems. The Bears have an excellent backup QB now in Jason Campbell (though let's hope Cutler does not get hurt). The defense is improved as well with 1st round draft pick Shea McLellin, and improved defensive line play. Coach Lovie Smith is a players coach despite being a boring interview and he understands that this is a make or break year for him with a new GM in place in Phil Emery. The Bears window is closing with age creeping up on stars like Urlacher and Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman. Most importantly, the Packers are weaker this season, especially on defense and in their running game.
The bottom line: It's going to be an exciting season of NFL football here in Chicago. The Bears offense is loaded like it has never been before. Studs at QB, WR, and RB, which hasn't been the case since the Super Bowl year in '85. Get your favorite chair ready, some buffalo wings, and your favorite beverage. Block out Sundays and get ready for some pass happy Bears football!