4 reasons the Bears may not be who we think they are

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The Bears are riding high after a comeback win against the Falcons. While they are in a good position at 3-0, Chicago still has a long way to go. At this point, they still have to prove they are a true contender instead of just a pretender.

So far, the Bears have won very close games against poor competition. They have yet to beat any real top-level competition. They will be facing a solid Colts team next week. While Indianapolis isn’t a top-level team like Kansas City or Green Bay, it is the toughest game they will play in this young season.

Chicago has a very good defense, but there are still some wholes on the defensive side of the ball. Last week the Falcons were able to move the ball up and down the field early on. However, Atlanta completely shut down once again in the fourth quarter.

The Bears could very easily be 1-2 if it weren’t for a pair of incredible fourth-quarter performances. They almost let the lowly Giants come back and win in week two. Chicago has to prove they are able to play a full four quality quarters if we are to truly be considered contenders.

Chicago’s offense has been very inconsistent so far this year. However, they are hoping all that can change with Nick Foles coming in at QB. Last week Foles was torching the Falcons secondary. However, that’s been the story of the season for Atlanta. Foles’ dominant performance last week could have been much more on the poor Falcons defense than Foles truly leading this offense to prosperity.

Chicago came into this season with an outside shot of making the playoffs. The Bears are a team with talent on defense, and a very good receiver in Allen Robinson. However, there’s still questions on where they stand in this division. We will see how good this team truly is this week against the Colts.

With that being said, let’s take a look at four reasons the Chicago Bears may not be who we think they are.