And it was the Colts, who no one expected to be in the position they're in, let alone a possible Wild-Card team.
I realize this may look like a bait thread since I am a Packer's fan, but I always wondered why people on PSD overrated the Bears. They've been the beneficiaries of a very easy schedule (Note: Every NFC North team has had a pretty easy schedule this year), but they've won convincingly against their weaker opponents. However, the Bears haven't beaten a single team that was supposed to be a "lock" for the playoffs, and have only beaten one team who currently sits over .500 (Colts).
They lost 23-10 against the Packers (7-3), and have now lost two games in a row to the Texans (9-1) and the 49ers (7-2-1).
Blame it on Cutler being out, or the terrible weather in Chicago against the Texans, but how does their elite defense give up 32 points to the 9ers backup QB?
The Bears have two games against the Vikings (6-4), the Seahawks (6-4), the Packers (7-3), before finishing with the lowly Cardinals and Lions. This stretch will test this Bears team to see if they're ready for the post-season. So far, they're off to a bad start losing two in a row.
And before any Bears fan tries to derail the thread and make it about the Packers losses (9ers, Colts, and Seahawks*), keep in mind they've won 5 in a row with a huge road win against the Texans. They ALSO now face a huge stretch, playing @Giants, then 3 divisional games with a road game in Chicago, which will also put them to the test.
Say what you will, but the Packers have won the more important games this season. There's no excuse for the Colts loss, and the Packers were outplayed against the 9ers, but they've seemed to find their stride now while the Bears are missing a beat.