Early prediction for how many wins Chicago Bears will have in September
Now that we have known the 2023 NFL schedule for a little while, fans can not only buy tickets but also try and figure out just where they believe the Chicago Bears will finish the year.
While projections and predictions aren’t set in stone, it’s still fun to speculate.
After all, that’s the best we can do without real, live football to watch, right?
Looking at the Bears’ 2023 schedule, let’s break it down just by the month, to begin with.
The Chicago Bears have reason to believe they’ll escape September with a winning record
The Bears have just three games in September, due to Week 4 kicking off on October 1, so let’s dig into that trio of games real quick and offer a prediction for each.
Week 1 vs. Green Bay Packers
This is probably the most meaningful game on the schedule, and it comes in Week 1. The Packers no longer have Aaron Rodgers, but are rolling with Jordan Love to begin a new era.
You better believe the Bears will be amped up for this game, at home, and quite frankly there can’t be any way Chicago is losing this game. It will probably be a close, hard-fought battle like a true divisional game should be.
In the end, Justin Fields makes more plays than Love. It’s that simple.
Prediction: Bears 26 Packers 23
Week 2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The one thing the Bears have going for them here, other than the fact that the Bucs got worse at the quarterback position, is Tampa Bay’s run defense. The Bucs finished last year in the middle of the pack against the run, as the 15th ranked unit.
The Bears figure to run a lot, just like they did last year, where they’ll have an advantage.
Tampa’s quarterback position is also not manned by Tom Brady, but instead it’ll be either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask. Chicago’s pass rush and defensive line got better compared to last year, and the Bucs’ offensive line is not as good as it was two years ago.
Prediction: Bears 27 Bucs 20
Week 3 @ Kansas City Chiefs
As the Bears take their 2-0 record into Kansas City, fans understand that this is likely going to be a loss. However, like the Bears played the Eagles tough last year, that’s what fans and the team can hope for in this game.
Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champions will prove to be too tough for the Bears, as expected.
Prediction: Bears 23 Chiefs 34
Chicago ends the month of September with a record of 2-1, heading into Week 4 where they’ll take on the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field after two straight games on the road.