Sports Illustrated's Peter King is one of the great NFL writers, as well as one of the nicest individuals.
I know many of you are familiar with him, since he picked the Bears to reach the Super Bowl last year and then predicted them to struggle this season.
After their season opening victory over the Detroit Lions, the Bears weren't among his top 15. In fact, despite losing to the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys were No. 15 (he only lists the top 15).
This week, after the Bears beat the Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium, King has moved the Bears up to No. 7.
And here's what he wrote about them: "Pretty hard to believe Jay Cutler is standing, never mind playing well behind that line. But he is, and he is. That was a mature quarterback who didn't blow his stack when he was getting the tar knocked out of him in the first half at Dallas."
The Minnesota Vikings are now out of the top 15 and the Green Bay Packers are No. 3.