Chicago Bears: The Most Underrated Team in the NFL?

May 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you look around the blogosphere, you can find article after article calling the Bears mediocre, a horrible team, nothing special, etc.  But looking at the roster, you begin to get a different view for how this team will likely perform this season.
The biggest reason that people don't expect the Bears to be good is the offense, most importantly, the passing game.  Jay Cutler, the big-name quarterback expected to end the Bears' futility at that position, didn't play well at all throughout most of the season.
If you take a look, however, at his play as well as his statistics, you start to get a different view of how his season went. 
He completed 60.5 percent of his passes, a higher percentage than big names like Donovan McNabb and Matt Ryan.  He threw for 3,666 yards, which put him at 13th in the NFL—not outstanding, but not awful either.
He did lead the NFL in interceptions with 26, but he threw 27 touchdowns.  Look at a good amount ...

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