We call out some bold predictions for the Chicago Bears vs. Lions in Week 1
The regular season is finally upon us Chicago Bears fans. It feels like it has been forever waiting for this day to get here. The offseason has been chalked full of drama. After winning the NFC North and feeling on top of the world (before the double-doink anyway), the 2019 Bears horribly underperformed and this led to a 2020 quarterback competition.
Ryan Pace brought in an insurance policy by trading a fourth-round compensatory pick to the Jaguars for Nick Foles. Mitch Trubisky and Foles battled out for the starting spot in what was probably the strangest offseason program. With the current pandemic, OTAs were nonexistent and training camp was not quite the same either. Add in the fact not a single preseason game took place and you can see why this was not the best year for a quarterback competition.
Trubisky “won” the competition and will start versus the Lions in Week 1. The good news is, he has had great success versus the Lions. The bad news is, the Lions defense has some fresh new faces and it is possible the past is just that–the past.
To make things even more strange, there will not be any fans in attendance. With an empty stadium only filled with artificial white noise, how will teams respond? Will teams come out flat to start the game? It will be important to set the tone and not take their foot off the gas.
Since this is a divisional game, I fully expect the score to remain close. That said, my Bear Goggles are On and I also expect the Bears to start the season undefeated. To help get us excited, here are some bold predictions.