Chicago Bears: Ranking potential playoff scenarios

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With the Chicago Bears sitting pretty at 8-3, its not too early to look at potential first round playoff scenarios. Which scenario is the most favorable?

For the first time in a long time, lets talk Chicago Bears playoff scenarios.

At 8-3, the Bears are just a couple of wins away from making the playoffs for the first time since 2010, when the Bears reached the NFC Championship Game.

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While the Bears are safely in first place in the NFC North, it’s reasonable to fear certain playoff opponents. The best team that the Bears have beaten is the Minnesota Vikings, who currently sit at 6-4-1.

However, there’s no doubt that the Bears are a good team, and a team well-suited to make a deep playoff run this winter.

With a strong offense and arguably the league’s top defense, the Bears can beat anybody. Currently sitting at the no. 3 seed in the NFC playoff bracket, the Bears would host a playoff game at Soldier Field if the playoffs were to start today.

Currently, the Bears would play the Washington Redskins in the first round of the playoffs. We’ll go more in-depth into that matchup here in a bit, but I don’t think too many Bears fans would be complaining if thats how things shaped out come December.

While there are dozens of potential scenarios for the Bears playoff seeding and matchup, we’re going to take a look at the three most favorable matchups.

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Note: In all three matchups, the Bears are the no. 3 seed, behind the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints.