Some online NFL betting enthusiasts, still remembering the Bears’ Super Bowl appearance not long ago, feel as though the Bears will once again provide excellent online NFL betting value throughout the year. However, other online football betting fans see the quick decline of a franchise that has not been able to solve its lingering quarterback issue.
Online NFL betting on the Chicago Bears was undoubtedly disappointing last season. The squad finished the year with a 7-9 record against the online NFL betting odds, which matched the team’s dismal overall record. After reaching the Super Bowl in the previous season, that 7-9 finish marked a sharp decline over the previous year. Nevertheless, some online NFL betting enthusiasts feel as though the Bears can quickly improve and perform at a playoff level once again. Brian Urlacher, the defence’s cornerstone, looks to improve on last year and turn the defense back into the feared unit it once was. Also, return man Devin Hester will be incorporated further into the team’s offense as a wide receiver, which may provide the offensive spark the Bears’ need. While the quarterback situation remains questionable, some online NFL betting fans would remind skeptics that Rex Grossman has already guided the team to the Super Bowl and Kyle Orton can play with far fewer mistakes. Furthermore, expectations for the Bears are far lower entering this season than they were last season, meaning the team will likely face more favorable online football betting odds.
Nevertheless, many online NFL betting analysts doubt there will be any Chicago resurgence this season. Even if the defense improves over last year it is doubtful the unit will be strong enough to make up for the team’s shaky offense. Online football betting veterans have long realized that neither Grossman nor Orton has what it takes to be a starter for an elite team. Also, although Hester is an extremely dynamic player, teams have learned to avoid kicking toward him and his transition into the receiver position may not be as seamless as some online NFL betting enthusiasts expect. Additionally, the NFC North has become much more competitive since the Bears made their Super Bowl run two years ago. Green Bay established itself as an online NFL betting favorite by posting a 13-3 overall record and 12-3-1 record against the online NFL betting odds last year. Furthermore, the Vikings are undoubtedly on the rise and have become a fashionable pick for the Super Bowl in 2009. Consequently, if the Bears are going to provide real value in online NFL betting match ups this year then they will have to be even better than they were in their Super Bowl season.