This is the year for the Chicago Bears to shine. They have the best
defense in the league, and possibly the best defense seen since the
Ravens at their peak; they are well-coached; they have a very able young QB who
has shown the ability to win (and even without him this team was still able to
win last season), and they have a decent back-up in Griese; they play in a
pitiful division, which sets them up with plenty of soft games. It will be no
surprise to see the Bears in the Super Bowl.
The Under for total points is going to be popular here, and there will
certainly be very few barnburners when they are on the field, but be
cautious as these numbers will be low from the outset. The Bears can cover
road spreads this year because they are very difficult to blow-out, so
expect narrow margins of defeat. If you can get points on this team take
them with open arms.
Best time to bet:
Early, from Week 1 if possible. This is a team that people will get wise to
within a couple of months. Their division games should also provide
good betting opportunities, especially against the Vikings and Packers,
two teams that they will be eager to payback for past iniquities.
The Chicago Bears will be division champions, guaranteed. Their playoff run will
depend on the extent to which Grossman matures throughout the season and stays
healthy. We're predicting that they represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, and are
a lively contender to win it all.
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