The Houston Texans (7-1) head to Chicago to take on the Bears (7-1), in what many people are saying could be a preview of the Superbowl. Although the two teams are to and near the top of their respective conferences, they’ll need to prove they can actually win playoff games before they are touted as Superbowl contenders.
However, near the halfway point of the season, the matchup is almost certainly the most intriguing of the week. The Bears have been led by their defence, recalling the squad that challenged the Colts for the Lombardi trophy in 2006.
Of course this squad has almost completely been revamped since the Bears were NFC champions. Although, linebacker Brian Urlacher still commands from the middle of the field, his playmaking abilities have declined since his prime (his pick-six last weekend notwithstanding). Cornerback, Charles Tillman has had a half of a season that puts him firmly in the discussion for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.