Chicago Bears 2015 Schedule: Month-by-month analysis

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November: 2-3 Record

The Bears host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8. The Vikings have Teddy Bridgewater with more experience, and they may have Adrian Peterson as well.

Even with Bridgewater getting better with experience, and Peterson doing his running, the Bears will walk away with a victory. Remember, Peterson loves running over the Bears, but he has yet to taste victory at Soldier Field. It will continue now.

After a great victory against the Vikings, the Bears go to San Diego to face the Chargers. Much like the Raiders struggling to play east, the Bears have trouble going west. In the last eight seasons, the Bears are 3-7 on the road against teams on the West coast.

This may be a battle of best friends Philip Rivers and Cutler. I say that facetiously. These two battled when Cutler was with Denver, and they do not like each other. If either man is not traded, it adds some luster to the game.

This is right about the time both teams start to swoon, so it may be an ugly game. San Diego will win the game when the Bears offense commits a big turnover late in the game.

The Bears stay on the road in Week 10. They face the St. Louis Rams. The Rams added quarterback Nick Foles and defensive tackle Nick Fairley to go with the Defensive Rookie of the Year Aaron Donald. It will be interesting to see how they play with the new pieces.

This is a game I expect Forte to go off. Remember, he is playing for a new contract, whether it be in Chicago or somewhere else. He will show his worth in this game and help the Bears pull off a big win.

The Bears come back home in Week 11 to play Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. I know that Manning usually wears out late in the season, but I think he will still be in good shape, and he will surgically strike the Bears’ defense.

Week 12, oh Week 12. This is the prime time game on Thanksgiving. The world will sit and watch how the Bears struggle against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. To add to the problem, the Packers will retire Brett Favre‘s number on this night. This is fitting, since he so mercilessly killed the Bears over his career.

The Bears will try to keep it close, but eventually they will fall, and the Packers will complete another sweep of the Bears.

Next: December/January