Tuesday, January 23, 2007

No Respect

The Bears are early underdogs, and I can't figure out why. Maybe it is the national media's obsession with the AFC. The Colts are 7 point favorites.

Now look at their schedule: in 15 wins (including the playoffs) they have won just 5 games by more than a touchdown. Only 2 of those teams made the playoffs. The Bears, in contrast, out of 15 wins won 10 by more than a touchdown, including 4 playoff teams. What gives?

However, the Colts (including playoffs) are 7-1 against playoff teams with total points being 219-159. The bears are (inc. post.) 5-1 against playoff teams with the points being 164-81. For those who forgot to bring your calculator to school these average out to Colts 27.4-19.9 and Bears 27.3-13.5


Blogger Dennis said...

A fine analysis that leads to an expectation of a BEARS win. The BEARS are not appreciated by the media, but will be installed favorites next year. Lovie Smith is too sensible. The media likes flambouyant alcoholics.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On CBS today (Superbowl Sunday) all four "experts" picked the Colts to win. On ESPN this morning, 3 out of 4 picked the Colts to win. That's 7 out of 8 for the Colts. Who was the lone Bears believer? Mike Ditka.


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