Everything in the article is true and it is a valid scenario, but I still don't think it will go down that way. While the Lions can be a good team, I do not agree that they will finish ahead of the Bears. I honestly believe that the Bears are a better team. With GB, what can you say? It's a dogfight. They are a good team and with Rogers, they are a great team. We have not shown the ability to get to Rogers. Our pass rush is not what it needs to be to make it into the elite teams. Having said that, if anyone consistently plays GB hard, it is the Bears. We always have a chance against them.
The problems he notes - OL and aging linebackers are valid. And I would even throw in DL. With all of that said, I still think we can make a good run and maybe be in the big dance. We did upgrade the DL and we have helped the OL with a different scheme. It has been rehashed many times. To be frank, in my opinion we did not upgrade either the OL or DL enough, but we had so many needs. It will come down to how well the two lines play. It always seems to come down to that in football, doesn't it?