Chicago Bears: Previewing the 3 NFC North division rivals

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The Chicago Bears are gearing up for a big season. There are a lot of things that are being discussed as we head into the year. The schedule is very hard but there are more important things happening right now.

The biggest thing for them right now is the quarterback position. They signed Andy Dalton in the offseason to be a stop-gap as they try to figure this out. In that process, they promised him the job as the starting quarterback.

A few weeks later, they traded up to select Justin Fields out of Ohio State University. Now, it is clear that he should be the starter but they refuse to make the change publically going into week one. We don’t know when Fields will make his NFL debut but it shouldn’t be long before that happens.

The rest of the NFC is great. There are the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to start. Tom Brady is back and looking for his 8th Super Bowl title. There is the loaded NFC West with teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Los Angeles Rams who all believe they are title contenders. It is a lot to handle for all of the teams playing against them.

The Chicago Bears will have a big challenge just within their own division.

Then, there is the NFC North in which the Bears reside. 6 games against the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers are on the schedule once again. Each team in the division presents a different challenge to the Bears as they try to get into the playoffs for the third time in four years. This is what to expect from each team: