The Chicago Bears sit at 5-1 through the first six games of the 2020 season including going 5-0 against the NFC. While the Bears haven’t put together a complete game just yet, they aren’t going to apologize for being 5-1 and atop the NFC North Division.
As you can imagine, there are some doubters in the national media about this team but with a defense that is returning to an elite level, the Bears should be considered a legit threat. Just imagine if they could figure out that offense and go on a roll….
Following their win over the Panthers, the Bears odds to make the playoffs went up in a big way. According to FiveThirtyEight.com, the Bears have the second-best odds to make the playoffs in the NFC. No, really…
In their updated predictions after Week 6, the site listed the five teams with the best odds of making the playoffs:
- Seahawks 94%
- Bears 86%
- Packers 85%
- Bucs 81%
- Saints 68%
In terms of winning the NFC North, the Bears currently sit at 47% right behind the Packers at 50%.
The next four games will provide a big challenge for the Bears as they head on the road to take on the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football before returning home to play the New Orleans Saints in Week 8, then back on the road again to take on Tennessee before hosting Minnesota the week before their bye.
The Bears are going to need to go 3-1 in that stretch to start earning the respect from the rest of the league and become a legit contender.