This is the final installment of our series previewing the Chicago Bears season. To see the other parts click on the links at the bottom here. It’s pretty hard to forecast the Chicago Bears season a couple weeks before the year even kicks off. Schedule strength doesn’t matter as much in the NFL a it does in college football.
The NFL has much more parity, and a much longer season. What matters is health. If your guys are healthy and if your opponent’s are not. When you catch a certain team is just as important as if you play them or not.
So let’s look at the Bears schedule.
So looking at the Bears schedule, and assessing it from a standpoint of neither they, nor any of the teams they face endure major injuries at key positions, the first three are pretty rough: Bengals, Vikings and at the Steelers. At the Lions in week four is their first breather. The second game versus the Vikings comes on December 1st, and as you know, Decembers have not been kind to the Bears, especially lately...