Bears Disrespected by Super Bowl Odds
By michael obermuller
It has been an up-and-down season for the Chicago Bears, but they did win three out of their final four games to find a way into the postseason at 8-8. Being that they claimed the final wildcard spot, Chicago will match up with the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the NFL Playoffs.
With a 9.5-point opening spread on FanDuel Sportsbook, and +8500 odds to win the Super Bowl, the Bears are not only an underdog, but they're being disrespected heading into Wild Card Weekend and the postseason in general.
Mitchell Trubisky certainly isn't the easiest quarterback to hang your hat on, especially when he's going up against future Hall-of-Famers like Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and more in the NFC.
This team is here because of their defense, though, and defense wins playoff games.
Khalil Mack leads a Chicago pass rush that also features Robert Quinn and Akiem Hicks, but this defense has playmakers all over. Kyle Fuller is still a lock-down corner, with Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan at linebacker, and Eddie Jackson sures up the back-end at safety.
The Bears also have a breakout running back in David Montgomery and a top-10 wide receiver in Allen Robinson. Montgomery had over 1,500 yards from scirmmage along with 10 total touchdowns, and Robinson had 102 receptions for 1,250 yards and six scores.
Chicago has a tough road ahead, but these odds disgrace them as unfathomable longshots, almost as if they aren't one of 14 teams with a chance at a ring. If we have learned anything from the NFL, it's that anyone can win once you get in.
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