The 2017 NFL season has reached its halfway point, and the Bears have eight games down. They will take a 3-5 record into the into November with some hopes of picking up additional victories.
The Bears will play three games in November, two against division rivals and one against arguably the best team in the NFC. This is going to be a tough month, but perhaps not as tough as September.
Chicago has had a rough go of it this season but there is hope. The defense has played some good football over the course of the last month, and things there look promising. Their offense has a solid rushing attack, but the passing game has stalled out. The lack of wide receiver talent, coupled with the inexperience of Mitchell Trubisky have made things difficult.
But the Bears are making progress on offense.
The running game is manned by a bevy of capable running backs including Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Although, it would appear as if Howard may be wearing down a little bit. He has played with some shoulder soreness this season and may not be 100%. Cohen has looked good but he his production has ground to a halt.
The defense has suffered just one major injury so far, this season as their leader in the middle, Jerrell Freeman, is on IR. Other players have picked things up, however, and that unit is looking strong. They have gotten a lot of great play out of several members of the defense with Akiem Hicks leading the way. Now, if they can keep it up, they will win more games.
Speaking of winning games, or playing games for that matter, what is the Bears prognosis for November? With three games on the slate, how many will they win? How many will they lose and if they lose, how bad will they lose?
What will Chicago’s record be when the month is over? Let’s find out as we analyze the three upcoming games heading into November.