The Chicago Bears went 8-8 for the second straight year in 2020, in what was another disappointing campaign after going 12-4 in Matt Nagy’s first year as head coach in the Windy City.
Chicago started out last season 5-1, but fell apart after that, losing their next six games. Surprisingly enough, finishing with a .500 record was enough to make the postseason, as they appeared in the Wild Card game against New Orleans but were promptly eliminated by Drew Brees and company. Offensively is where the Bears really struggled, ranking in the bottom ten of points per game in the NFL.
The Bears went 6-3 with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback, and just 2-5 with veteran Nick Foles under the helm. Just like their regular season win/loss record, The Bears went 8-8 against the spread, and were .500 on over/under totals as well.
The Trubiskey era is now over in Chicago, as the Bears went out and drafted Justin Fields eleventh overall at the draft. The Bears also signed Andy Dalton, and he’s expected to be the starting quarterback come Week 1 as Fields continues to learn the playbook.
Two-time Pro Bowl corner Kyle Fuller signed with Denver, but Chicago wil hope Desmond Trufant can do a decent job of filling that loss as he was signed to the Bears to a one-year contract in March. The Bears also lost kick returner Cordarelle Patterson in free agency, but picked up speedy vet Marquise Goodwin.
Alec Ogletree signed with the Bears on August 4th, joining an already loaded linebacking core that includes Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith and Robert Quinn.
Action 247 Sportsbook has the Bears over/under for wins this season set at 7.5. Chicago is +450 to win the NFC North, and are listed at +4900 to win Super Bowl 56.