Sporting Information’ NFL predictions for the 2020 season have been made with the understanding that the professional soccer panorama virtually absolutely shall be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic indirectly by the autumn and winter.
So predictions concerning how all groups together with the Bears will end within the 2020 NFL standings and past are extra of a crap shoot than ordinary. We’ve got no alternative however to function with the roster and schedule data now we have of all 32 groups heading into what shall be a wierd season.
Based mostly on NFL senior author Vinnie Iyer’s recreation picks for the whole 2020 season, SN is projecting a slight slip in Chicago from .500 to 7-9. We nonetheless have the Bears ending forward of the Lions within the NFC North, however even with an expanded NFL playoff subject for 2020, Chicago does not get sufficient wins to achieve the postseason.
Beneath are Iyer’s predictions for the Bears in 2020, plus how Vegas oddsmakers view their probabilities to win the Tremendous Bowl.
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Document: 7-9Division: No. three in NFC NorthPlayoffs: N/A
Iyer’s take: The Bears received’t be battling both the Packers or the Vikings to regain playoff standing within the NFC North. The uninspiring QB state of affairs between Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky is a nasty begin. The protection can have extra regression with no Eddie Goldman up entrance and new points at linebacker and cornerback. They are going to be not less than one recreation worse in 2020.
Haislop’s take: If Foles finally ends up beginning over Trubisky and performs not less than adequately, the Bears have a powerful sufficient roster to go higher than 7-9 and even flirt with a division title. The issue is trusting Foles to play properly sufficient to raise Matt Nagy’s offense.
Bears odds for 2020 win complete, Tremendous Bowl
In line with the Tremendous Bowl odds at Sports activities Insider, Chicago is anticipated to complete the season someplace between 5-11 and 9-7. The Bears are behind each the Vikings (+150) and the Packers (+225) in odds to win the NFC North, tied with the Lions at +400.
Chicago is properly forward of Detroit, although, in its odds to win the NFC championship. It’s ninth within the convention at +2000.
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Bears schedule 2020
Assuming the 2020 NFL schedule stays intact with none pandemic-related changes, the Bears will play the 13th hardest schedule within the NFL based mostly on opponents’ 2019 successful share.
As a high-profile group, the Bears have 4 prime-time video games on their schedule, together with a pair of “Monday Evening Soccer” video games. The remaining (apart from the late-afternoon recreation in opposition to the Saints on Nov. 1) are scheduled to start out at 1 p.m. ET.
Beneath is the Bears’ full schedule for the 2020 season.
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