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Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond

Four weeks in and most teams have played a quarter of their season, so we have a better idea where teams stand in the NFL. The Broncos and Seahawks do look like the class of the league, but the Lions and Chiefs are pretty good too. I have more thoughts on the NFL, and do be sure to leave a few of your own.

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1) Did anyone predict that the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers would be running neck and neck with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the number one pick in the 2014 draft?

2) Speaking of bad teams, how hot is the seat of Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

3) The hit by the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson on Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker looked much more viscous vicious in slow motion. When I saw it live it didn't look like like malicious intent, and I understood why the ref didn't throw the flag.

4) I think it's great that the Cleveland Browns, whom many left for dead after the Trent Richardson trade, have reeled off two wins in a row. I'm not sure how these wins fit into the Teddy Bridgewater sweepstakes, but Cleveland management has to be impressed with how they've played.

5) Losing Vince Wilfork for the rest of the season is a huge blow to the New England defense. I would expect them to get even more creative on that side of the ball.

6) Someone has to win the NFC East don't they?

7) There's something special going on with the Seattle Seahawks.

8) Speaking of special, Peyton Manning is on pace for 5880 yards passing and 64 touchdowns, and his Denver Broncos are scoring almost 45 points per game (179 points total).

9) Do you realize who is second in the NFL with 127 points scored? And yes I realize there are a few teams that are on their bye week, and a couple that play tonight. But the Chicago Bears are 2nd in points scored.

10) I shared this thought on Twitter (follow me @wiltfongjr), but I think the 4 turnovers by Jay Cutler is overshadowing just how bad the defense and special teams played on Sunday. This was a three phase loss by the Bears, and the better team won on Sunday.

Now before I'm accused of being a Jay Cutler apologist, I do feel he had a bad game as well.

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