1. Week Eight, vs. New Orleans Saints
Yep, it’s a rematch of the Bears-Saints game in 2019 where the final score looked closer than the game actually was. The Saints were one of the NFL’s best teams in 2019 but have been eliminated in the playoffs for the last two seasons due to questionable calls.
This means that the Saints will go into 2020 with a major chip on their shoulder and hope that they can once again make a Super Bowl run. With quarterback Drew Brees likely in his final season with the Saints, it’s clear that Sean Payton and co. are ready for one final run.
The Bears, on the other hand, will feature a new quarterback and an upgraded defense that will have many of its starters back, mainly Akiem Hicks, who didn’t play against the Saints in 2019 because of an elbow injury.
Overall, this is the toughest game on the Bears schedule mainly due to the fact that it could have major playoff implications down the road. A Bears victory against the Saints would end up meaning the Bears hold the tiebreaker if that’s what it comes down to.