I know that’s a dangerous thing for S3 to do, but, nevertheless, that’s what I’ve been doing.
Much has been made on how soft the schedule was, but something clicked in my head. No, it wasn’t a flash back from an acid trip in the ‘60’s. It was more along the lines of how the NFL makes up the schedule from year to year. It also plays into BS’s least favorite term: parity.
What the NFL does is arrange the schedule so the least performing teams get a softer schedule. It occurred to me that rather than the Bears playing down to their opponents maybe it was a real refection of how good they are. So I took a look at last year’s records.
Two of the Bears’ three losses came against teams that were less than .500 last year: Washington and Seattle. The Bears themselves were less than .500 last year. Of the 8 wins, only three came against teams that were less than .500. The other five wins were against teams that went 53-27 last season for a .663 percentage.
Are we looking at this team through the wrong end of the telescope?