Ranking Chicago Bears 2021 schedule by opponent difficulty

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Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers will always be a top NFL rivalry.

5. Green Bay Packers

The Chicago Bears are going to play the Green Bay Packers twice as a division rival. The Packers own most of the headlines so far this offseason as there is a lot of drama surrounding their quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. There are reports out there from reliable sources that he is completely unhappy with the situation there and could refuse to play depending on the situation.

The Green Bay Packers have been listening to trade offers and weighing all of their options. Them being fifth on this list is with the assumption that things work out and he returns. If he doesn’t, you can drop them all the way down near the bottom because he makes that team go. They would also be higher on this list if this didn’t happen but we don’t know how successful they can be after all of this drama.

They were in the NFC Championship Title game earlier in the winter. You can argue that a bad decision by both Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur on two separate plays kept them from advancing to the Super Bowl. They are a good football team when he is there and there is no doubt about it. If he leaves, that would be great news for the Chicago Bears. Until that happens, while keeping all of the drama in mind, they are the fifth most difficult team on the schedule.