Can The Eagles Climb The NFC Pile?

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Nov 26, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback

Jay Cutler

(6) drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the second half for a NFL game on Thanksgiving at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears 5-6

I know, right? Who would have thought the Bears would even be in the mix of things… at all. After going 1-6 through their bye week, many of us had this team lined up for the first overall pick next year. But the Bears have won three of their last four, beating teams like the Chargers, Rams, and Packers. Plus they nearly took down the Broncos. Nearly beating one team doesn’t make another better, but you get what I am saying. 

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  • Somehow, the Bears are playing good football right now. Yes, Jay Cutler is still the quarterback. It may be possible that head Coach John Fox has figured out how to utilize Cutler, but, then again, the same has been said about Marc Trestman and several coaches before him. Cutler is a coach-killer and is only a year away from having the complete opposite of all this praise written about him next year.

    For now, he is getting it done. The real story is how much of a 180 the defense has made from last year and the start of this season, to now. Jeremy Langford has been more than able to fill Matt Forte’s shoes, and Alshon Jefferey (while healthy) has assumed the role of WR1 more than handedly. Matt Forte’s return gives the Bears one helluva one-two punch during the final weeks of football. Luckily for the Eagles, the Bears have not beaten them yet and Cutler has rarely put together a long string of late-season wins.