It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears had a disappointing season last year. After winning the division in 2018 by going 12-4 and making the playoffs, the Bears fell to 8-8 in the division and missed the playoffs completely. So what is in store for them this season? What is the best that the Bears could possibly do and what is the worst that they can do?
Well, we saw last season that even with everything essentially going wrong, in which QB play regressed, the defense regressed, Matt Nagy had trouble with his playcalling, the offensive line could not run block or run the ball, and still the Bears only finished 8-8. So if we think everything goes wrong again, surely this Bears team could not be worse or much worse than 8-8. In fact, with their elite defense alone, I think the worst that this Bears team could finish is 6-10 and even that might be stretching it. They are just too deep, too elite and too solid of an overall team to finish below six wins.
Now, in terms of their best case scenario, well we saw in 2018 that this team has an incredible ceiling. They can absolutely win the division in the NFC North, which saw the Packers, Vikings and Lions all having a subpar offseason and not much improvement. So if we think they can win the division, can they win the NFC? They’ve got an outside shot but it is highly unlikely with teams such as the Saints, 49ers, etc. in the NFC. They would need their offense to take a huge step and match their defense in order to win the NFC. But they certainly have the talent to do and the ability to reach 12 or maybe even 13 wins this season.
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