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

2 Comments:

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.

13:40  
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.

16:47  

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