It’s natural for expectations to be low when a team is coming off a disappointing 8-8 season, so when they defy the odds and open up 2-0, it makes sense for NFL fans to question the validity of their record.
When you factor in the two teams the Chicago Bears beat (the 0-2 Lions and 0-2 Giants), and the manner in which they beat them (both came down to the last play), it’s no wonder the SB Nation Reacts’ voters think that of all 11 undefeated teams, the Bears are the biggest frauds.
Of the eleven 2-0 teams, only the Arizona Cardinals and the Las Vegas Raiders had losing records a year ago, but the Cardinals’ offense has looked impressive behind second year quarterback Kyler Murray, and the Raiders just knocked off the Saints on Monday Night football.
Chicago has the 0-2 Atlanta Falcons up next, but their high powered offense should be a good test for the Bears defense. And Atlanta’s porous defense could be just what Chicago’s inconsistent offense needs to get into a groove.
On paper, these Bears have a very good chance to come home 3-0, and that would befuddle the SB Nation Reacts’ voters even more.
What do you guys think, are the Bears the biggest fraud of all the 2-0 teams?