Chicago Bears: 3 Defensive players who could guarantee the playoffs

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The Chicago Bears will need some help from these three players on defense if the team wants to make the playoffs in 2020.

We all know the Chicago Bears offense has not lived up to expectations. Even in 2018, the team was 20th overall in offensive DVOA rankings. What saved them was the defense scoring, which led the team to be ninth overall in points scored. 2019 was even worse though. The offense dropped to 25th overall in offensive DVOA, but what is worse is that the team was only 29th overall in scoring. Yikes, I know.

There is some good news here though, right? The team could not get much worse — especially on offense. With even a slight improvement to the offense in 2020, the team should see drastic improvement overall. With the Chicago Bears going .500 last season, despite being 29th in scoring is a testament once again to the team’s defense.

What Chicago Bears fans should be most excited about is the defense has barely changed and honestly has improved in all the right areas. In fact, the defense could even be better in 2020 than it was in 2018. That team was beyond elite, it was essentially historic. Too bad a double doink ruined the team’s chances of getting to the Super Bowl.

If the Bears have any chance at making the playoffs in 2020, there are three players on the defensive side of the ball who must step up. If even two of these players return to form the defense could lead the team to another playoff run and maybe even a Super Bowl.