The Chicago Bears own a 5-1 record for the seventh time since the NFL/AFL merger that took place in 1970.
The Bears have gone on to win a division championship each of the previous six times they held a record of 5-1.
They finished 15-1 in 1985, 14-2 in 1986, 11-4 in 1987, 12-4 in 1988, 11-5 in 1990 and 13-3 in 2001.
The last time the Bears had this good of a start was in 2006, when they won the NFC North and represented the NFC in the Super Bowl after beating the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game, 39-14.
In 2006, the Bears’ defense allowed just 294.1 yards per game, 194.8 yards per game through the air and 99.4 yards per game on the ground.
This season, the Bears’ defense has allowed 299.3 yards per game, 228.3 yards per game through the air and a current league low 71 yards per game on the ground.
The Atlanta Falcons (6-0) are the only team with a better record right now in the NFC.