I’m not knocking the Cowboys – well, not too much – but they’re simply not as consistent as the Bears. They’re not as good, either. The Dallas defense is ranked fourth in points allowed, sixth in yards allowed, and 18th in turnovers. Pretty good, right? But Chicago is even tougher. Da Bears are ranked third in points allowed, fourth in yards allowed, and are best in the league in turnovers. Chicago has forced twice as many turnovers as Dallas, 36 to 18.
The Bears offense is far more potent than the Cowboys as well. Dallas has scored 303 points, just 14 more than they’ve allowed. They rank 23rd in the league in scoring. Meanwhile, Chicago has racked up 397 points and rank ninth in the league. They’ve scored 124 more points than they’ve allowed. One team’s point differential per game is just less than one, while the other is over eight points. Which team would you rather face? The Cowboys added Amari Cooper since the Seahawks faced them, but their average points per game pre cooper was 20.0. Since he joined the team, their average is 20.4 points per game. I’ll take Dallas, thanks.
Add in that the Seahawks already beat Dallas and lost to the Bears. Now throw in the difference in weather between Soldier Field in the open air and the controlled climate of AT&T Stadium. I’m sure the Seahawks can handle the snow and the cold, but the Bears are used to playing in that crap. Or as some think of it, “real” football.