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Bears 2021 Make NFL Playoffs Bet: Pick Yes Or No For Chicago?
Chicago Bears: Make Playoffs In 2021-2022 NFL Season?
- Yes (+150)
- No (-185)
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Chicago Bears 2021 Schedule Opponents
- x2 Green Bay Packers (Home, Away)
- x2 Minnesota Vikings (Home, Away)
- x2 Detroit Lions (Home, Away)
- vs. Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants
- @ Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Las Vegas Raiders
Bears 2021 Schedule, Changes, and Outlook
Despite having a quarterback controversy between Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky last season, the Bears managed to sneak into the playoffs as a wild card team. This year, they will be led by first-round draft choice and rookie quarterback Justin Fields.
When taking a closer look at their schedule, the Bears have some brutal road matchups against five playoff teams from last year and the Raiders, who aren’t pushovers by any means. Their home games should be a bit easier, although there are several tough contests there as well against the Cardinals, Ravens, and 49ers.
With Fields projected to be the Week 1 starter, the rookie will join an offense that has an established running game behind tailbacks David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, and Damien Williams. He will also get to throw to No. 1 wide receiver Allen Robinson II along with Darnell Mooney, Damiere Byrd, Anthony Miller, and tight ends Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet.
Partly because of their quarterback woes, the Bears’ offense struggled last year, which led to head coach Matt Nagy temporarily ceding the play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. However, Nagy says he will reclaim this role next season. Instead of going with the same old song and dance again with a revolving door at quarterback, there is finally some excitement surrounding Chicago, who traded up to get their man in Fields.
It’s no secret that Chicago’s defense has carried the load in recent years, making up for an inconsistent offense. That’s why they were able to clinch a playoff berth at 8-8 in 2020 despite spotty quarterback play. Even in a somewhat down year for this unit, the defense still ranked in the top half of the league and kept the team competitive.
From a personnel standpoint, the Bears still have Khalil Mack anchoring the defense as their top playmaker. They also have defensive standouts Robert Quinn, Akiem Hicks, and linebacker Roquan Smith, whose fifth-year option was recently exercised. In the secondary, the Bears shockingly released cornerback Kyle Fuller but still have second-year corner Jaylon Johnson along with safeties Eddie Jackson and Tashaun Gipson Sr.
Bears Make 2021 NFL Playoffs Bet: Pick Yes Or No For Chicago?
Bears Make 2021 NFL Playoffs: No (-185)
With Nagy potentially entering a make-or-break year, the Bears have injected new life into their offense with Justin Fields. Regardless, the safe pick would be to anticipate Chicago missing out on the playoffs in 2021 due to unfair expectations of a rookie quarterback coming in and flourishing immediately. If Fields does hit the ground running, though, the Bears may find themselves competing for a playoff spot this season.