The time for analyzing is over. The Chicago Bears open up their regular season on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
In anticipation for Sunday’s game, Da Windy City staff made their predictions for the Bears’ season opener.
- Dylan: This game against the Bengals should be a solid game between two very good teams, the Bengals are predicted by many to finish atop the AFC North. With A.J. Green and Andy Dalton leading the charge it could be a tough game for the Bears. However, I expect the Bears to come out on top,
- Brandon Cain: Patrick Mannelly starts at long snapper, Robbie Gould kicks at least two field goals, Bears sack Bengals QB Andy Dalton twice, and win 27-17.
- Brandon Bender: The first game without a legend is always the toughest. You can’t replace Urlacher’s presence, and it will take the Bears all season to adjust to life without him. Bengals win 30-20.
- Jordan: Many are expecting to see an improved offense by the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Bears offense will certainly show an improvement, but don’t expect it to be great right away. This is not the pre-season. The Bears’ offensive line will be tested early and often by the Bengals’ front-7 and that could give Cincinnati the advantage. That being said, I expect Jay Cutler to be put in a position to win the game late in the fourth quarter and succeed. Bears win 30-24.