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Chicago Bears Getting 15 to 1 Odds To Win Superbowl XLIV

NFL News - August 27th, 2009 - Written by Scott

bodogIt looks as though the Chicago Bears have made some off season moves that are sure to help them improve greatly on their 2008 9-7 record.  The Bears have failed to make the playoffs the past two seasons and are looking to end the two year drought in 2009.  Two key additions were made on the offensive side of the ball.  The Bears picked up quarterback Jay Cutler and seven time Pro Bowler Orlando Pace to protect Butler's blind side.  However, they did have to give up their 1st and 3rd round pick in this years draft and the 1st rounder next year to get these two players.  It does seem as though that this move will only help improve their offense greatly.

Cutler comes into Chicago from the Denver Broncos.  In his two years there, he passed for over 8,000 yards and 45 touchdowns.  His addition will bring much needed improvement to a passing game that was at best average in 2008.  Orlando Pace will only make the Bears offensive line that much stronger.  By adding Pace, Matt Forte should put up fantastic numbers this year, possibly improving on his 1,238 yards rushing and 8 rushing touchdowns in 2008.  Not only is Forte a threat on the ground, Forte had 477 yards receiving and 4 receiving touchdowns.   The Bears have two young receivers in Devin Hester and Earl Bennett who should have great years with the addition of Cutler.  Chicago has always been known for their strong defenses in years past.  It is apparent now that the offense is well on their way to becoming an explosive force as well. 

Chicago's defense has not been up to par in comparison to years past under head coach Lovie Smith.  They ranked 16th in points allowed last year which is higher that the Pre-Smith era.  This year, they appear to have a solid defense that is anchored by a nasty linebacker group led by Brian Urlacher. With a much improved offense expected, this will only add to a more successful defensive unit.  It is expected that the 2009 Bear's defense will have a strong year and continue to cause havoc to opposing offenses. 

The Chicago Bears will have a tough road through NFC this year.  If their off season acquisitions pan out as expected, they should be in contention to win the NFC North.  As far as their conference is concerned, they will still have to get by teams who look to have great years in 2009.  Whether or not they are headed to the Super Bowl will have to play itself out this year.  The Bears are a 15-1 favorite to win it all according to Bodog.

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