We ended up having a brutal schedule this year.
"They were looking to establish their program, turn an older roster into a younger one, get the cap situation straightened out and discover building blocks for the future. Most pegged the Bears as a five- or six-win team. The schedule was supposed to be much more favorable, or at least that’s how it looked back in the spring when you considered how their opponents finished in 2021. What was projected to be the eighth-easiest schedule turned out to be the most difficult in the league."
from Brad Biggs