Originally posted by Ramned
THe Bengals are a better team. The Bears absolutely suck. Completely. They basically get 12 free wins, which is why they are overrated.
6 games vs. Packers, Vikings, Lions
4 games vs. NFC West - and they played Seattle w/o starters
4 games against Patriots (they lost to that challenge) Jets, Dolphins Bills,
I'm not even a bengals fan, but, they have the hardest schedule definitely.
The Bears really do have an amazing defense. Their offense isn't that bad with the exception of "Train" Rex Grossman. That guy is abysmal. Give the Bears any average QB, and I think they are the favorites to go to the SB. As of right now, I think they go out in their first playoff game. Dallas can definitely beat them. The Seahawks probably can too once they get their starters up to speed. I'm still undecided about the Saints. Personally, I hope that Seattle can grab the #2 seed in the playoffs. Then we will most likely end up with HFA throughout.
Edit: Oh and to stay on topic, I think the Bengals are the better team right now. At the beginning of the season when Grossman was on fire, I don't think anyone would have beaten the Bears. Now any decent team should be able to do it.
BTW I think the Bears should look at picking up Matt Schaub from the Falcons next year.