Chicago Bears record prediction

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

With the start of the Chicago Bears 2018 season, it is time for the second annual Chicago Bears record prediction post.

Last season was my first as a site expert at Bear Goggles On. To kick off the season, I went game by game through the schedule to project the Chicago Bears record. I got the team to 6-10 last season falling one game off of their 5-11 final record. So, with a close call the year before, how will I do in year two?

Week One at Green Bay Packers

This is going to be a great game. The Chicago Bears should give the Packers everything that they can handle, but it is tough to give them the win. A moral victory for the Chicago Bears, but a 0-1 start.


Week Two vs. Seattle Seahawks

In the home opener, the Chicago Bears walk away winners. The Seahawks defense is not what we remember it to be, and they have a lot of holes to patch up. The Bears take their strong performance in Week One and unload on the Seahawks in Week Two.


Week Three at Arizona Cardinals

If the Chicago Bears win this game, they are legitimate contenders moving forward. On paper, they should handle the win. However, the Cardinals are a formidable foe, and that is a tough trip. Arizona sneaks by a close game.


Week Four vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This could be the first game of Jameis Winston. Whether it is or not, there is sure to be some quarterback controversy surrounding the Bucs throughout the week. This should play well for the Bears. It feels as though at the very worst this team will head into the bye week 2-2.



Week Six at Miami Dolphins

Coming off of a bye, the Bears get their first win on the road. Vic Fangio should know what he is seeing with Adam Gase and Dowell Loggains running the show, and the Dolphins defense is not particularly strong.


Week Seven New England Patriots

They follow up their first road win with their first home loss. The Patriots are going to be tough again in 2018 and should bring plenty of wrinkles for an up and coming team like the Bears.


Week Eight vs. New York Jets

The Chicago Bears put it on the rookie Sam Darnold at home. Vic Fangio throws things at him that he has never seen, and the Jets lack of pass rush gets the Bears by.


Week Nine at Buffalo

Who even knows who will be the starting quarterback for the Bills at this point. Heck, by this point Lesean McCoy could be suspended as well. It is always tough to travel to Buffalo, but if there is a time to catch them, it is this year.


Week 10 vs. Detroit

The Detroit Lions have a new head coach and a new defense. They bring back the offensive firepower, but they should be vulnerable this year. At home, the Chicago Bears should be able to take down this division game.


Week 11 vs. Minnesota Vikings

How crazy would it be if the Chicago Bears won in Week 11 at home against the Vikings to extend a winning streak to four and a record to 7-3? The buzz would be unreal. Right now, there are too many questions to say that this team could win four straight, or could beat a real contender in that spot.


Week 12 at Detroit Lions

I am going to take my stand that I do not see the Lions as contenders this year. Matt Patricia will take a year to figure this thing out. With that said, his rebuilding defense on turf against the Bears weapons could be a good recipe for Chicago.


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Week 13 at New York Giants

There could be some serious implications in this game. Still, it is a tough spot for Chicago considering that they are coming off of three tough division in which they went 2-1. Looking ahead, they have the Rams at home. A win here would show a team with incredible poise.


Week 14 vs. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams have a great roster but have a few holes in the middle of the defense. This is a California team heading west to play a cold weather game, something Jared Goff has not done yet. Coming off a loss, the Chicago Bears make a statement.


Week 15 Green Bay Packers

With the depth and experience levels of the team, something tells me that the Packers will be a much tougher out in Week One than they will this late into the season. At home, Bears win.


Week 16 at San Francisco 49ers

The team continues to find lows to match their highs. Coming off of an incredible homestand against the Rams and Packers, a tough trip to the west coast against a team likely playing for playoff hopes is a tough test. This inexperienced group could slip up.


Week 17 at Minnesota Vikings

There could be a lot of things on the line here. A winning record within the division. Double-digit wins, and potentially a playoff spot or playoff seeding. This could come down to what Minnesota is playing for. At home with their roster, if things are locked up, they could sit starters and let the Bears collect number 10. However, if the Vikings have just ten wins themselves, the Bears may fall a step short and finish at 9-7.