Week 3 at Atlanta Falcons
This is the way I see it. I believe the Bears will be a good football team this year. I think they will end up competing for a playoff spot. But, it seems like whenever the Bears have a strong team, they will inevitably lose a game or two that they should have won.
As a Bears fan, it always feels as though things can’t go real well for too long. In this case, I think they beat the Detroit Lions on the road to open the season and go 1-0. The following week, I see them completely obliterating the New York Giants (mostly a dominating defensive performance by Chicago) and going 2-0.
But, from there, I see a potential let-down game against a high-flying offense like the Atlanta Falcons. One aspect of this season we shouldn’t overlook in Atlanta: Dan Quinn is definitely coaching for his job in 2020.
Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are big problems, and now that they have Todd Gurley in the back field, they’re even more dangerous. Sure, even though Gurley isn’t what he was two years ago, he’ll be an issue if he’s healthy.
The Falcons’ defense is not going to be all-powerful, so the Bears should be able to put up some points. But, this isn’t a team that’s built for a shootout. So, against a tougher offense, I think the Bears struggle and fall back to 2-1 after starting the season with two wins.