Chicago Bears could slide into No. 1 seed

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The Chicago Bears continue to defy the critics.

Remarkably the Chicago Bears have a chance to head into Week 7 as the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC. No need to clean your glasses or rub your eyes, because you read that correctly. Depending on the outcome of tonight’s contest against the Los Angeles Rams, the Monsters of the Midway could sit atop the NFC when we wake up tomorrow morning.

Chicago currently sits at 5-1, tied with the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks for the best record in the conference. Seattle was undefeated until last night when they lost an overtime thriller against the Arizona Cardinals.

Quick aside — despite constantly criticizing the Bears for winning with defense, you likely won’t hear the same pundits blast the Seahawks for giving up 37 to Kyler Murray, who completed all of nine passes the week before against the league’s worst defense, the Dallas Cowboys.

Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming, the Bears, who are six-point underdogs, could really stick their thumb in the eyes of the experts tonight. That’s because the Bears have been disrespected this entire season and called “frauds” by many in the media. Despite wins against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who eviscerated Green Bay) and the Carolina Panthers (who nearly knocked off New Orleans yesterday), the media continues to doubt.

Instead, they continue to buy into the hype of the Los Angeles Rams whose only wins have come against the NFC East. Well, if the Bears win tonight, the media will have no choice but to begin to give the team some respect. For a team that came into the season with uncertainty around their quarterback situation, and changed signal-callers in the middle of Week 3, to be sitting near the top of the NFC is nothing short of spectacular.

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This team, and its coaching staff, deserve a ton of credit. They have not let the negativity impact their performance and instead have gone about their business week after week. They clearly do not care what anyone outside of that locker room thinks or says about them, and why would they? Those pundits don’t have any influence over the outcome of the games. So let them continue to doubt, and the Bears will continue to take care of their business, perhaps to the top of the NFC.