The Chicago Bears stand at 1-2 after their first three games. This is not a record the team hoped for, or is it on par with my preseason predictions. The Bears have squared of against some tough opponents so far and look to rebound with a win this week against the Panthers. The schedule then fluctuates in terms of difficulty, but with Marion Barber coming back and Cutler getting his receivers healthy, the team looks headed in the right direction. Let’s get started with my predictions for the remaining games up until the bye week. Please comment if you agree or disagree with my picks and what your picks are.
Week 4 Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field. W
Must win rebound for Da Bears after a dismal 1-2 start. It’ll be tough to contain rookie QB Cam Newton, but veteran linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs should be able to handle it. Missing Chris Harris again will hurt the secondary immensely.
Week 5 at Detroit Lions. W
Although the Lions are off to a red hot start this year and look like a completely different team from years prior, the Bears should be able to handle them. Their lack of ground game will force Stafford to face the pressure from Bears Blitz and will not connect the whole game. With Marion Barber in full swing, more running chances will free up Cutler and the receiving co.
Week 6 Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. W
The Vikings, unlike the Lions have changed for the worse. The Vikes are 0-3 and do not appear to be a full functioning unit. The Bears keep the small win streak going and cruise to an easy victory at home.
Week 7 at London vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers. L
The game is scheduled to play in London, England and in my opinion, will be a loss for Chicago. Tampa is not an extraordinary team but I don’t see the Bears flowing smoothly against the Bucs on the neutral gridiron. Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman may be too much for the Bears D to handle.