34=Sweetness wrote: This Bears team is far, far better than the one in 01. Even offensively. The running game is far better, and the D is better also.
Overall this team is better than 2001. I agree the defense is better, but in my opinion the offense is worse. I would take Jim Miller over Orton in heartbeat. The 2001 team depended on luck and big plays - this year's team also depends on big plays but most of them are a direct result of the superb defense.
Where this team is similar to the 2001 is that both have weaknesses that will probably be exposed in the playoffs. The weakness this year is that the offense cannot produce against even weak defenses. If we run into a team with a high powered offense the defense cannot hold them forever, and the offense cannot bail them out.