Ranking Chicago Bears 2021 schedule by opponent difficulty

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These teams are going to make things tough on the Chicago Bears in 2021.

10. Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders are hard to read. They had a good but not great year in 2020. They are the extra team on the Bears’ schedule this year as the NFL switches to a 17 game schedule. The Bears are also traveling to Las Vegas for the first time to play the Raiders instead of Oakland. This is a team that could get hot and be considered elite by the end of the year but as of right now they are considered a “middle of the pack” team.

9. San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are one the teams with the highest chance of making this list look bad by the end of the year. They are only one season that was filled with a tremendous amount of injuries removed from being in the Super Bowl. They were also a fourth-quarter collapse away from winning that Super Bowl over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The injuries last season have them this far down on the list because they have to come back and prove it. They also drafted Tre Lance with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft so we don’t know who will win the starting quarterback job between him and Jimmy Garoppolo. This is a team that could either be in a retool or come back to Super Bowl contention. The biggest obstacle besides deciding the quarterback is their elite division.