A different way of predicting the Chicago Bears outcomes this season

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The Chicago Bears have a very interesting and favorable schedule this season.

The games the Chicago Bears should get victories in are…

  • Week 7 against the Las Vegas Raiders
  • Week 10 against the Panthers
  • Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals
  • Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons

The Raiders have Jimmy G starting at quarterback. Garoppolo wins games when he is healthy. That is the problem for Las Vegas as Jimmy will likely be hurt at some point this season.

Offensively, the Raiders have Brandon Jacobs at running back and he has the potential to run over the Bears defensive line. Davante Adams can still make big plays.

The Raiders defense might be worse than the Bears. If Chicago’s offense is playing well, the Bears should win in a shootout.

The Panthers’ offensive line issues are worse than the Chicago Bears. Rookie quarterback Bryce Young is the player the Panthers traded up with the Bears to get.

He has the talent to be a franchise quarterback, but he also has the frame to get him knocked out of the NFL. Young should have enough film on him by that time for the Bears to game plan to take away his strengths.

The Cardinals are tanking for Caleb Williams. Kyler Murray might be playing by then but it seems clear Arizona wants Caleb Williams and to move on from Murray. Even with Murray on the field, Arizona is talent-deficient like the Bears were last season.

The Falcons have to come to Chicago in December. Desmond Ridder is the starting quarterback. It is a huge roll of the dice that he will be a good quarterback. The weather and the chances Ridder will be bad should give the Bears a W.

The matchups the Bears have a good shot at winning are…

  • Week 1 against the Packers and Week 18 at Green Bay
  • Week 4 against the Denver Broncos
  • Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings
  • Week 14 against the Detroit Lions

For the first time since 1991, the Packers will come into Soldier Field without Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers on the roster. Those two quarterbacks dominated the Bears for 46 victories. Brett Hundley was the only other Packers starting quarterback since 1992 to get a win over Chicago.

Jordan Love is now the starter after sitting behind Rodgers for three seasons. The former first-round pick has talent and there is some fear he will carry on the Hall of Fame quarterback tradition in Green Bay.

He has started just one game, so there is a good chance for the Bears to get some victories over him early in his career if he turns out to be that good.

Although, the chances of the Packers having a third consecutive great quarterback cannot happen variance-wise. Plus, Green Bay has a very young offense and that should give the Bears a shot to start turning the rivalry back in their favor.

The Broncos come to town with Sean Payton as their new head coach. The hope is he can turn quarterback Russell Wilson’s career around after a horrible 2022 season.

Wilson looked cooked last year and threw a ton of interceptions. If his decline continues, the Bears have a great shot to get a victory.

The Vikings have always had trouble playing at Soldier Field. The Lions are riding high after closing last season strong. Whenever these two rivals meet outdoors, the Bears always have a chance to win.

These are the games where Chicago will probably pick up some defeats…

  • Week 2 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Week 5 at the Washington Commanders
  • Week 15 at the Cleveland Browns

All three teams have enough holes on their roster that you cannot say the game will be over after the coin flip. They just happen to be a bad matchup for the Chicago Bears.

The Buccaneers tapped Baker Mayfield to replace Tom Brady who retired. While that should have Chicago Bears fans feeling confident, Mayfield finished the 2022 season strong with the Los Angeles Rams.

In addition, it will be hot in Tampa, and they still have defensive tackle Vita Vea who has consistently destroyed the Bears offensive line.

The Commanders are rolling out Sam Howell as their starting quarterback. Remember, Washington still has Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, and Montez Sweat who beat up Fields and the offensive line last year.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson looked rusty for the Browns last season after a long layoff because of his legal issues. The Browns still have Myles Garrett. Fields is returning to the scene of his first-ever NFL start where he was sacked nine times and 4.5 of those sacks came from Garrett.

Here are matchups the Bears will lose.

  • Week 3 at the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Week 8 at the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Week 9 at the New Orleans Saints
  • Week 11 at the Lions
  • Week 12 at the Vikings

The only hope against the Chiefs is that Fields plays at a level that can match Patrick Mahomes. There is just too much of a talent disparity that the only hope the Bears have is if the Chiefs are decimated by injuries.

Justin Herbert is going to sling the ball all over the field against Chicago’s defense. The Saints have Derrick Carr at QB and are expected to be much better.

The Lions should be amped up for this game and the Bears have had trouble playing at US Bank Field.

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