Chicago Bears: Previewing the 3 NFC North division rivals

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Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are always a major issue for the Chicago Bears.

The Green Bay Packers are one of the best teams in the NFL and have been for a long time. They aren’t the deepest team in the league but they have Aaron Rodgers under center. Before him, they had Brett Favre so they have mostly dominated the division for the better part of 30 years. The Bears have finished behind them more often than not and it has been a huge problem.

Don’t expect things to change much any time soon. After some offseason drama, Rodgers is back and set to play there for one more year at least. We don’t know what his future is but it will be figured out after the 2021 season is over. They have a chance to be one of the elite teams in the NFC and a Super Bowl threat as long as he is there.

He also has some help on offense. Aaron Jones is a very good running back and Devante Adams is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. With Aaron Rodgers there to command the offense, they should form one of the best trios in the league. Much to the dismay of Chicago Bears fans, this team is going to be good and there is nothing anyone can do about it unless the Bears or Vikings surprise a lot of people.

Prediction: 1st place, make the postseason

This is not an ideal prediction for the Chicago Bears as it has them coming in third place and missing the playoffs. Unfortunately, that is the way that things seem to be shaping up. The Vikings aren’t much better but they are playing a third-place schedule as opposed to a second-place schedule. Those two or three games difference could be the difference in second or third place and the NFC looks too deep for the Chicago Bears to be a playoff team.

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