Chicago Bears Super Bowl 50 Odds Analysis
2014 Season in ReviewThe Good The Bears (5-11 SU, 7-9 ATS, 8-8 O/U) fell on really hard times last season and got overmatched head coach Marc Trestman fired after just two seasons. Still, the Bears did have some good news in 2014, though not much. Chicago did finish a respectable 15th in passing last season and 17th against the run defensively. Along the way, guard Kyle Long earned the Bears’ only Pro Bowl berth, but that’s about as good as it got for Chicago in 2014. The Bad Now, on to the ‘bad’ and there sure was plenty of it in the Windy City last season. Chicago ranked 20th in total offense and a dismal 27th in rushing despite having one of the league’s most versatile running backs in veteran Matt Forte. Led by the enigmatic Cutler, the Bears averaged just 19.9 points per game to rank 23rd in scoring, but wait, things get even worse. Defensively, Chicago looked nothing like any of the teams they put on the field under former head coach Lovie Smith, whom the team foolishly fired before giving the job to the offensive-minded Trestman. Anyhow, Chicago finished in the bottom third in almost every significant defensive statistical category except rushing yards allowed where they finished 17th (112.6 ypg). I mean, Chicago’s defense was so non-existent that I have to put most f their failures in the following ‘ugly’ section. The Ugly Okay, speaking of ugly, the Bears were downright hideous as they finished the 2014 campaign ranked 30th overall, allowing a whopping 378.2 yards per game. Chicago also ranked 31st against the pass (265.6 ypg) and an identical 31st in points allowed (27.6 ppg).
Now, let’s take a look at Chicago’s statistics from this past season.
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