Chicago Bears: Why every Rams win is deceiving by comparison

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Are the Chicago Bears headed for a true battle vs. the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7?

Entering Week 7, the Chicago Bears are flying high at 5-1 and atop the NFC North. No matter your allegiance, it’s tough to ignore a team with that type of record. It doesn’t matter how their wins have come. The point is, these Bears are coming together and figuring out how to win football games.

There was a time where the Bears were viewed as a fraudulent 3-0 team or a terrible 3-1 team, and for good reason. The criticism is warranted after Chicago beat teams like the Lions, Giants and Falcons — and every game was close.

But, now that the Bears are coming off wins over the Buccaneers and Panthers, things should be shifting in terms of national viewpoints. The Bucs just slaughtered the previously undefeated Packers on Sunday, a week after the Bears beat them. The Panthers, meanwhile, were riding three straight wins before losing to Chicago.

The Bears are no pushovers, and it’s their defense which has been doing the heavy lifting — surprise, surprise. Regardless, they shouldn’t be taken lightly. At this stage, they are a contender, like it or not.

As for the Rams? There is certainly an argument for Los Angeles to be considered a fraudulent 4-win team. Are they? Maybe, maybe not. However, when looking at their four wins and comparing those teams to the Bears, the Rams appear to be in for a much bigger test.