Chicago Bears: Three potential pitfalls vs. Eagles

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Chicago Bears, Mitch Trubisky
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The Chicago Bears look to start their march to the Super Bowl by beating the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. If they want a win, Bears must avoid these three things.

The Chicago Bears are suddenly getting media attention as a team that could surprise people by making it to the Super Bowl. The team has a great shot, but there are some things that must be avoided if the Bears want to go all the way.

This season started out on a bad note when the Bears blew a 20-point lead in the second half to lose to the rival Green Bay Packers 24-23. From there, the team steadily improved and surged ahead after another loss put them at 3-3 after six games.

Despite an injury to young quarterback Mitch Trubisky (that cost him two games this season) and some inconsistent offensive play, the Bears easily won the NFC North. They even knocked the Minnesota Vikings out of the playoffs with a road win last week.

The Bears are 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they look to carry that momentum into the postseason. It won’t be easy because this is the first time many of the players on this roster have been this far. They will certainly feel the pressure early with their first taste of playoff football.

There’s also the pesky situation of facing the defending Super Bowl champions in the wild-card round. The Philadelphia Eagles snuck into the final playoff spot in the NFC with help from the Bears.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was inserted back into the starting role after quarterback Carson Wentz was injured. Foles is the reigning Super Bowl MVP.

The Bears are favored against the Eagles, but that guarantees nothing. Here are three potential pitfalls the Bears must avoid if they want to play in the divisional round of the playoffs.