I know there are concerns for this team, namely OL (mostly the left side), MLB and safety; but I do not see this team losing more than 6 games if that. Every team has weaknesses, the teams that hide their weaknesses and learn how to attack other teams weaknesses the best win games. I see the Bears pushing the Pack for first in the division, not finishing behind Detroit this year.
Yeah I'd agree with you gg. Looking over the schedule I'd say 10-6 should be the worst they do and maybe with some luck they could squeak out something as good as 12-4. Those would be my Hi/Low guesses.
We catch a break in that, with the exception of the Packers, the early games present fewer challenges than the latter part of the schedule. We should do no worse than 3-1 over the first quarter as Lovie likes to look at things breaking the year down in four game increments.
These are the games we need to use to get the line working as a unit and get the offense untracked. We'll also be able to figure just how well Urlacher can play each succeeding week and whether of not he can recover in between games and stay healthy enough to last the season out.
My guess is a 10-6 finish will put us on the Wild Card bubble but one more win should clinch it so that early Packer game is a lot more important than it may look at first. No matter how good or bad the Pack is those are always games that can go either way so even a 4-0 opening round can happen. I'd live with 10-6 and a Wild Card and I think the majority of Bears fans and the front office will too but any less than that and I'd say Lovie's days may be numbered.
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