How the Chicago Bears can make the playoffs in 2017

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After entering the season thinking it was the final year of a rebuild, the Chicago Bears find themselves in a wide-open NFC North division. They are getting hot at the right time and will soon find themselves in the playoffs as the NFC North champions.

The Chicago Bears have had a very tough schedule to start the year, which makes it amazing that they are where they are now.

They started the season against the Atlanta Falcons, who are the defending NFC champions. They, then, had to go on the road to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In Week 3, they had to face a perennial AFC playoff team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom the Chicago Bears defeated at Soldier Field. In Week 4, they had to face the Green Bay Packers on a short week, at Lambeau Field.

Considering that Mike Glennon was the starting quarterback for those first four games, the Chicago Bears were lucky to go 1-3, during that first quarter of the season. Since Glennon was benched, Mitch Trubisky has led the Chicago Bears to a 2-1 record.

Sure, Trubisky lost his first start against the Minnesota Vikings, but that was against a very good defense in prime time. The past two games have been much better, considering there have been positive results in the win-loss column.

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The Chicago Bears beat the Baltimore Ravens 27-24, in Baltimore. For what it’s worth, the Ravens just beat the Miami Dolphins 40-0 on Thursday.

Last week, the Chicago Bears physically dominated the Carolina Panthers, who many experts had in the top 10 of their power rankings, by a score of 17-3.

Now, the Chicago Bears are 3-4. Considering Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers is out with a broken collarbone, the division is wide open. Let’s see exactly how the Chicago Bears will do the impossible and make the playoffs in 2017.