This is the first time I’ve been excited about the Bears since before the Jay Cutler era.
Bears were +12 in turnovers last year with no recent history of being a plus team.
Bears lead the league in defensive touchdowns (6), a stat that is largely luck and not repeatable.
Bears go from playing a last place schedule to a first place schedule.
Those are three of the biggest predictors of poor performance relative to the previous season I've found. That's a bad combo for the Bears. It's almost exactly the same combo as the 2017/18 Jacksonville Jags. (10/7/worst to first schedule) I predicted the Jags last year as no better than 8-8. Finished 5-11.
The Schedule thing is a killer. Last year they had seven, 7, count them 7 games against out of division sad saps. This year they've got 2.
If the Bears make the playoffs this year beer is on me for my net Chicago visit. Confident I wouldn't be buying.