Everyone is saying how hot the Philadelphia Eagles are when the Chicago Bears are the much hotter team
The former Super Bowl champions snuck into the playoffs with the six seed. They ran off three straight wins, two over playoff teams to get here, and now have adopted the role as the “NFLs hottest team”and the “team nobody wants to play.”
The Eagles have the aura of last year, sure. However, this year the Chicago Bears have that aura and are a much hotter team when you actually break it down.
The Eagles big performance was a win on the road at the Los Angelas Rams. However, you have to remember the Rams state of mind in that game was that they just took a haymaker from the Chicago Bears the week before. Sean McVay was held out of the end zone for the first time as his quarterback was beaten and battered and Todd Gurley walked away banged up.
Sure, the Eagles beat the Rams, but the Bears win over the Rams was even more impressive. The Eagles have won three straight, while the Bears have won four straight. That includes back to back road games, one being a playoff atmosphere as the knocked out their division rival in the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings were all in and at home and the Bears beat them soundly. Is that more impressive than beating the Texans, who were playing their second straight road game, and their second outdoor game for a dome team?
Nonetheless, the Bears have won nine of their last ten games and that includes two wins over the Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, a team that has always been looked at as big brother in a spot in which this team clinched a division. Any aura that Philadelphia had last year was established in Chicago on that Sunday afternoon.
So when you hear an analyst tell you that the Chicago Bears should have laid down to the Vikings because the Eagles are the “hotter” team. Tune out, unfollow, unsubscribe, you know the deal.
The Chicago Bears beating the Vikings turned them into the hottest team. The Philadelphia Eagles should be afraid to defend their title in Soldier Field, not the other way around.