For whatever reason, the Chicago Bears rarely get referred to as one of the NFL‘s elite teams. Now it’s only Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season, but it’s already clear that this Jay Cutler-led Chicago team is the most balanced in the league. Many would say that the Bears’ offensive line is what’s holding them back, yet this Chicago front five has allowed just one sack in the Bears’ first two games.
With an improved offensive attack, Chicago has been using all of its weapon so far and boy has it been impressive to watch. For instance, the off-season addition of Martellus Bennett has helped this group tremendously as his three touchdown catches are one better than Kellen Davis had all of last season.
In addition to a pass-catching tight end, the Bears also hired first-time NFL head coach Marc Trestman, who has used Matt Forte brilliantly in the early going. Forte has been mainstay for Chicago in each of the last five seasons, yet this season his role has expanded so that his receiving skills are put on display.
The Bears’ defense has carried the load for this team time and time again, but this year its job is smaller than usual. Even still, Chicago’s advantageous defensive group is potent as this side of the ball created three more turnovers on Sunday — the Bears’ excellent special teams pitched in with a takeaway as well.
At the end of the day; it’s only Week 2, but the Bears are showing themselves as the most balanced squad in the NFL so far.