As I was waking up this morning, figuring out what to write about when everything I can think to write about disgusts me, I thought I would predict the rest of the season. Then I saw the Tribune writers doing the same thing. I’m writing this before I look at the article.
But really, what does it matter? It’s real, real simple. The Bears are 4-4. They have played 5 “good” teams out of the 8 (so much for the easy schedule they were supposed to have had). They are 1-4 against good teams 3-0 against poor teams (Seattle, Cleveland, Detroit).
That makes forecasting the rest of the 2009 season pretty simple, doesn’t it? Eight more games, six of them are against good teams. If the Bears can beat St. Louis and Detroit, they’ll go 2-6 down the stretch and finish 6-10. If they can beat St. Louis and Detroit and not lose all motivation, that is.
That’s not how I hope the season finishes, believe me. But admit it, given the work in front of us, it’s rather hard to make a case for the Bears not going 6-10, isn’t it?