It’s hard to know what to make of these Bears. Or, honestly, the Packers for that matter. But for as much I’d want to nitpick how they’ve got some glaring deficiencies or could easily be 0-3, I’m going to just kind of roll with the fact that they’re 3-0 with two of those wins coming over teams picked widely to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. So that’s that.
I can’t help but feel that this upcoming Giants game is eminently losable, even though the G-Men’s one win was a struggle over a Panthers team that might be the worst in the league (Wisely, I hitched my fantasy wagon to Jonathan Stewart’s star). But that’s probably how most of the season will be – the Bears will likely always have a chance to lose to teams they should beat, and will also be hanging tough against teams they should lose to. It’s got the makings of a sometimes frustrating, mostly fun season. 2001-ish? I’d take that. We can all use a little more of this in our lives:
As for the Packers – it’s clear that Aaron Rodgers is one of – if not the – best QB in the game right now. 18 penalties and a non-existent run game (John Kuhn? Seriously?) and he still almost won the game for them pretty much by himself. The O-Line isn’t great, but I think last night you saw what happens when you just stop even pretending to establish anything on the ground. Trade deadline is coming up – please acquire Marshawn Lynch and rejuvenate my fantasy season, ok?