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Bears moving up on Peter King's "Fine Fifteen"

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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.

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"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."

Must be a tough job, watching a game and then pointing out the obvious.

"...he picked the Bears to reach the Super Bowl last year..."

Or making wildly insane predictions that come no where close to being true.

Sean, while Peter King might be "one of the great NFL writers" as you put it, he sucks at picking winners and makes a fool out of himself week after week. Please, Mr. King, keep the Bears out of your list. You are a jinx!

Sean, while Peter King might be "one of the great NFL writers" as you put it, he sucks at picking winners and makes a fool out of himself week after week. Please, Mr. King, keep the Bears out of your list. You are a jinx!

I did like how everyone picked the Vikes to be top of the heap again just because Favre is back. Never mind the offensive line that makes ours look decent, the lack of anyone in the secondary outside of Winfield, and no receivers to speak of.

The Bears have managed to hold on for wins 2 weeks in a row. A solid showing against the Packers on Monday night will make me start to believe. But I am also not surprised that none of the media blasting Cutler because of his high INTs last year are saying a word when over his last 4 games, he has 13 TDs, and only 2 picks. Lots of big names have led the league in INTs, but the ones that go on to success learn from it, or get some weapons they can trust. Jay now seems to have enough to work with in Forte, Taylor, Knox, Bennett, Aromashodu, Hester, and Clark to move the ball, as his 65% completion rate and 100+ QB rating...

Why does it matter what King says? Blind monkeys throwing darts at a board during a wind storm would be more accurate. Last year the Bears were going to the super bowl and this year they are going to finish last in the division? The only thing King is good at is snuggling up to Patriots president Robert Kraft.

Tripper King does these usually based off record. His SI Jinx is only on his predictions.

Joe if they beat the Packers on monday, yeah they are a legit contender. Unless someone big gets hurt. One thing that worries me is what will happen when the Bears face a team like the Packers who are good at zone blitzing. Martz shut down the Cowboys blitz by using quick drops, but the Cowboys used man blitzing. Martz likes it when teams use man blitizing because he wants to be able to hit a team underneath.

Anyone else think the Williams injury is the same as the Pace injury from last year? The "you suck sit down injury."

Where's Cruton?

Zone or man blitz, I think Martz has the answer and weapons to solve the riddle. The man is a offensive genius with a gifted quarterback who understands how to exploit a defense's weakness. Tice and Marinelli did an excellent job of coaching their units. Only thing that can stop the Bears are the Bears. This is an all star coaching staff that I hope will be around for many years to come. Go Bears!!!

Mr. king may be on to something. Monday you will see Rodgers throw his "up for grabs" passes and expect his 2 great receivers to go up and catch them. They have no running game and if they hit the receivers like last Sunday, I think the Bears will win. Usually they split 1-1 with the Pack and 'Queens and beat sad Detroit 2 times. Go Bears.

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