Playoffs a reach for Chicago Bears
Offensive line will doom team, whereas Seattle's will launch it toward playoffs
Even after their loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Chicago Bears sit with a handful of other teams atop the NFC at 4-2. They're not likely to stay there, however. No matter their record, this has been a bad football team in 2010, and the Bears will have to make major improvements just to stay above .500 for the rest of the season.
The Bears followed a 3-0 start with two losses in three games, but that doesn't mean they're suddenly playing worse. Those three wins to start the season came by a total of 15 points. Their only big win was a 23-6 victory over the still-winless Panthers; this team has yet to put on a dominant performance. At this point, the Bears rank 24th overall in Football Outsiders' advanced DVOA rankings and 30th in offense.
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