Chicago Bears 2015 Schedule: Month-by-month analysis

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September: 1-2 Record

Weeks 1 through 3 are played in September. The Bears play three teams that were in the playoffs in 2014.

The Bears open up the season at home, but they open up against the defending NFC North champions, the Green Bay Packers.

Jay Cutler will have to do something to turn his fortunes around against the Packers. He has a 1-11 record against them, and has thrown 23 interceptions. Say what you want about the line, the receivers, the defense, etc., but he has his worst games against the Bears’ biggest rival, and that is not acceptable.

I see the defense playing better, but if Cutler is under center, HE needs to step it up and turn things around. I don’t see him doing it now, though. It won’t be the blowouts the Bears suffered through last season, but this will be a loss.

Week 2, the Bears play the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals made it to the playoffs last season despite using four quarterbacks. They did lose Todd Bowles, who went on to become head coach of the New York Jets, but the Cardinals defense will still be formidable.

Even though they have a great defense, I don’t think their offense will come around just yet. The Bears defense will be better, and this will be a good game. For whatever reason, the Bears play pretty well early in the season before things fall apart late, so this is the one game they will put it together and pull off a win.

Week 3, the Bears play their first road game, and it’s in Seattle against the 12th man and the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are the two-time defending NFC champs, and came within one play of being two-time NFL champs.

The defense will be all over the Bears, and they will be a confused mess. The offense will have a lot of trouble getting off, and the Seattle defense will feast on them. I see three or more interceptions, and the Seahawks will have an easy victory.

The Bears have three tough games to start the season. They will have a losing record, but they will play better than we think.

Next: October