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The NFC North is essentially a two horse race, between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
The Bears started the season 4-1, but have since dropped two of their past three, with the one win coming against the winless Bills in Week 9. The Bears had better pick up the pace if they want to contend for the division title.
The Bears offense has been led mostly by the play of Jay Cutler, who is an average quarterback at best, and Matt Forte, who has grossly underachieved this season.
In other words, the Bears defense has won games for them, and in the words of Mike Ditka, "Defense wins championships."
Yeah.. I don't think so, Mike.
Playoff Verdict: Narrowly Miss Playoffs.
The Bears are a good football team that could contend for both a division title and a wild card spot, but in the end, I think they will narrowly miss the playoffs. On the bright side, there is upside to this Bears team, which will only continue to get better.