Ranking Chicago Bears 2021 schedule by opponent difficulty

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The Chicago Bears have a lot of excitement surrounding them right now. They just drafted Justin Fields in an attempt to make him their new franchise quarterback. It will all start with his 2021 season, whenever that may start for him. There are good opponents on the Chicago Bears schedule for 2021. There is a certain degree of difficulty for every team they play. This is how they stack up from least difficult to most difficult:

14. Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have been played relatively well by the Chicago Bears recently.

The Detroit Lions are the worst team that the Chicago Bears are going to face this season. Fortunately, since they are a division rival, they are going to play them twice! The first time is going to come in Week Four at Soldier Field. The second time is going to be the early Thanksgiving game to kick off Week 12. It is sure to be exciting as the Bears have had a decent amount of success against Detroit.

Detroit has a new quarterback. They traded Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jared Goff. That is a significant downgrade to a team that already wasn’t very good. They also lost a star receiver like Kenny Golladay which will hurt them big time. That team doesn’t do a lot of winning historically so the Bears should have a relatively easy time with them.

Just because they are the bottom team on this list doesn’t mean that the Bears can take them lightly. If they do, they will lose. They will also be games that should be considered “must-win” because it gets way harder from here.