Bears Playoff Hopes Are on the Brink of Destruction

November 13th, 2009 by Leave a comment Go to comments

Few teams have been as disappointing this NFL betting lines season as the Chicago Bears. That is if you bought into the whole “Jay Cutler the savior” theory that seemed to permeate so much of the NFL betting lines environment during the preseason.

Granted, trading for Jay Cutler was a huge deal for the team, maybe its biggest free agent signing ever. And Cutler is a talented QB. But with no running game and no real talent at the WR position, not even Peyton Manning could turn this offense into a credible threat in the NFL lines.

After nine weeks of football we’ve seen former Bears QB Kyle Orton somewhat vindicated with his success in Denver and we’ve seen Cutler go from one of most prolific passers in the game to a struggling QB.

The Bears, it was often said, that with a decent player behind center would be a post season threat in the NFL betting odds. They got a decent player behind center and it’s obvious now that that is not the case.

After the loss to San Fran this team is now 4-5 (3½ games out of the NFC North lead) and headed in the wrong direction. The team is averaging just 85 yards a game and Cutler, despite putting up a valiant effort is throwing nearly two INTs a game.

The defense is playing below average and the only glint of hope for this team is it’s still just a game and a half out of wild card contention – more a result of NFC parity than any success of the Bears.

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