After a nice win over the Tampa Bay Bucs in London, the Bears would enter hibernation. Fans have been feeling the bye week blues all week long and, I must say it is definitely the worst week of the year. The morning after Bears' games, the thing that keeps me going all week at work is knowing on Sunday (or in some cases Monday) I will get to see my beloved Bears take the field again. Not this week.
After waiting an entire week knowing I wouldn't get to watch the Bears, not only did my psyche suffer but so did my fantasy football team! Entering this week I was undefeated thanks to having Matt Forte as my starting RB. Without his production my team suffered and I received my first loss of the season. Fantasy owners will be happy to know that the workhorse, Matt Forte, will be back in action this Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bears (4-3) coming off a bye week will face the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4). While the Bears will be playing fresh, the Eagles are coming off a blowout victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. La'Sean McCoy and Mike Vick will play host to the Bears in Philadelphia. Philly is ranked #1 in total yards per game (449.3), 9th in points (25.6), and 1st in rushing yards (179.9). With impressive averages such as those, the Bears defense will be in store for it's biggest test of the season. Chris Conte, Major Wright, and Brandon Meriweather really need to step their game up this week or else DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin could have career days.
Last season the Eagles entered Soldier Field as the hottest team in the NFL. Mike Vick was playing incredible football and had yet to throw an interception on the season. Until the Bears pass rush led by Peppers and Idonije got to him and caused him to throw an errant pass to the chest of Chris Harris. Mike Vick was taken out of his element early in the game and, if the Bears can repeat that we may very well be looking at a W this week.
I feel as if this is the biggest game of the season for us. We're on a 2 game winning streak and the Eagles are trying to redeem themselves after starting out 2-4. Their win over Dallas was the first resemblance of last year's powerful team that we have seen. They come into the game with momentum.