On Sunday night, USA Today tweeted some crap about the Chicago Bears, who played the "hottest NFL team" in the opening game of the playoffs. While the Philadelphia Eagles have won three consecutive games and five of their last six games, we must not forget that they owed their postseason stance to the Bears for kicking the desperate Vikings on Sunday afternoon.
Also, let's not forget that it is the Bears that feed into the playoffs tied to the NFL for most consecutive victories. Her four consecutive victories tie her up with the Colts, making her the hottest NFL team. Chicago and Indianapolis have each won nine out of the last ten, making Philly's five out of six outdated. I understand that the Eagles are defending Champs, and that deserves respect, but the hottest team at the moment?
Let's take a look at the NFL Power Rankings to see how all the experts rate the Bears.
We start with USA Today, and although they have trouble defining the word "hot," they have moved the Bears up one place to two. Crack Defense has the best 36 gifts in the league. The opponents have 72.5 QB scores, the worst in the league. Who's beating her in Windy City? They are legitimate.
Yes, they are legitimate.
But opponents have a 72.5 PASSER
New Year's resolution: Win in the playoffs. The Bears have only one postseason win (2010) since playing Super Bowl XLI. But the month of January looks promising. The Bears compete in the Wildcard Round at Soldier Field against Philadelphia, where they won seven out of eight games in 2018, before possibly traveling to Los Angeles to play against the Rams in the division round. Chicago defeated Los Angeles 15-6 just a few weeks ago.
Yahoo Sports ranks the Bears third again this week.
. 3 Chicago Bears (12-4, LW: 3)
Good teams can not keep top wizards forever. However, losing the defensive coordinator Vic Fangio through a head coaching job would be a big blow for the Bears. On the whole, Fangio, who leaves the Bears, would be just as important as any other coaching message in this offseason.
NFL.com has the Bears in 2nd place.
The Season's History: The Bears have a $ ^ @ #% & $ quarterback. It's time. True talk: Chicago's best quarterback game since Y2K came courtesy of Josh McCown in 1313, when the veterinarian joined the lineup halfway through the season instead of Jay Cutler. This is not a B.S. Mitch Tru Bearsky did the litters he had to do on Sunday and ended the Chicago season in the right way to win until the clock reached 0:00. (We're not going to charge him for being late like a nincompoop on this fancy lineup and costing the Bears for the first time.) Wild Card Weekend: Chicago sees your Nick Foles insignia and welcomes it , The Bears will win next week, so enjoy an old style and watch "Rob Roy" on me.
The Houston Chronicle has it.
. 3 Chicago (12-4) | Last week: 3
The bears have won their last four games. They went from the worst to the first in NFC North. They entertain Philadelphia in the wildcard round.
Bleacher Report puts the bears in second place for a second consecutive week.
On the way to the 17th week, it was appropriate to wonder if the Chicago Bears would go all-in to beat the Vikings in a game that meant nothing, unless the Rams opposed San Francisco lost.
As it turns out, it's obviously overwhelming. The hopes and dreams of a divisional rival are a powerful motivator.
For the second time this season, the Bears dominated the Vikings, Minnesota held them with 164 yards and 10 points in a victory that put the Vikings out of the postseason in the Bears as No. 3 in the NFC.
Davenport thinks the Bears might regret the victory.
"As strange as it may seem.
"Instead of playing a Viking team, both know they've both mastered this year for the third time, the Bears now receive the defending Super Bowl champion. If Nick Foles is healthy in a week, these Iggles will be very tough. "
Matt Nagy's bears do not regret anything.
CBS Sports puts the bears in 4th place
The defense is fierce and can take them deep into the playoffs. But the offense must do some big pieces to restore balance.
Let's have a look at our sister site, which covers the Philadelphia Eagles, Bleeding Green Nation.
2 – Chicago Bears (LW: 2) – The bears ended the season with a winning streak in four games. Vic Fangio's defense averaged only 10.5 points per game during this phase.
Now let's see where they have the eagles.
10 – Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 12) – Malcolm Jenkins said it best: "We're not sneaking in [the playoffs]we're kicking the mother's door!" It was a mistake Leave Nick Foles and the reigning Super Bowl champions in the playoffs.
They knocked down the door, but there was still a malicious bouncer waiting to see if they could fit.