Losses to the Texans (11-1), 49ers (8-3-1) and Seahawks (7-5) in the last month has added more legitimacy to a common criticism of the Bears -- they haven't beaten anybody.
After losing to the Seahawks in overtime at Soldier Field on Sunday, the Bears are 1-4 against teams that currently have winning records. The only victory is against the Indianapolis Colts (8-4) in the season opener at Soldier Field.
Even that is a somewhat dubious achievement. Andrew Luck was making his NFL debut in that game, was playing on the road and threw three interceptions. The Colts have won seven of their last nine games. The Bears have lost three of their last four. It's looking more like they caught the Colts at the right time, just as they caught the Falcons at the right time in last season's opener.
Be that as it may, has anybody beaten anybody in the NFL this season? After 12 games, only eight teams have won eight or more games. The Falcons, who have the best record in the NFC (11-1) have only played one team with a winning record all season. They beat the Broncos 27-21 at home in Week 2.
Like the Bears vs. the Colts, the Falcons appear to have benefitted from playing the Broncos at the right time. Denver (9-3), still adjusting to a Peyton Manning-led offense, has won seven straight and Manning is challenging for league MVP honors.
So who has played anybody? Here are the records of the NFL's 32 teams against teams that currently have winning records: