Last night's Bears versus Packers game showed why the NFC North is called the "Black and Blue Division." Once again, Chicago showed they can stay in a game and not collapse like last year's Bears.
Jay Cutler is turning into an elite quarterback that doesn't turn the ball over as much. Cutler has found a new best friend named Mike Martz who will do wonders for this mediocre offense.
Green Bay showed that they won't last against the upper echelon teams in the NFC. Their offensive line is one of the worst in the league making Aaron Rodgers run for his life in the pocket.
Last year, the offensive line of Green Bay let up 50 sacks. I think that could turn into more if tackle Chad Clifton can't block Julius Peppers or anyone else. Trust me, the NFC North is the Bears to lose.
Chicago showed their dominance of Green Bay by winning on defense. They shut down Aaron Rodgers and the passing attack after their quick score to Greg Jennings in the first quarter. Brian Urlacher and the Bears defense keep improving week after week.
One bears player that has showed he's worthy of his money is Julius Peppers. He only had two tackles last night, but became unblockable when needed most. Peppers even blocked a field goal to give Cutler and the offense the ball to drive down the field to win the game.
Before that happened Devin Hester came back to life on special teams returning a punt for a Chicago touchdown to give them the lead. Maybe Lovie Smith should think about using Devin Hester more as a returner then a wide reciever.
Hester can take over a game at any point when he's alone returning a punt or kick. This play should make Hester more confident in himself after a down season in 2009.
I believe in the Chicago Bears after I slammed them in the off-season. Jay Cutler has proven me wrong this season. Cutler I predicted to have 30 or more interceptions this season. Right now, it looks like Cutler could be on his way to Hawaii for a Pro Bowl berth.
Brian Urlacher is rejuvanted and playing like he was in 2006. The addition of Peppers has made his job much easier to roam the field and be a ballhawk with Lance Briggs. That linebacker duo is the best in the NFL when they're both healthy.
Overall, this team has a chance to make it Dallas and win Super Bowl 45. Chicago has a great balance of offense and defense that are elite. Don't be surprised if Jay Cutler ends up the MVP, Brian Urlacher the defensive player of the year, and Chicago Bears winning the Super Bowl.
The Bears face off on Sunday night against the New York Giants. Can the Bears keep this streak up and stay atop the NFC?