Laying out the Chicago Bears path to the playoffs

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We lay out a clear path for the Chicago Bears to make the playoffs

The Chicago Bears are six games into the 2020 season and although things have not looked great at times, the team is standing tall and smiling. Not many thought the Bears would be 5-1 at this point in the season. The offense has once again looked flat, but the defense that started out somewhat slowly has been turning in elite-type performances.

Matt Nagy and company better thank their lucky stars that the defense has stepped up. This 5-1 team has won in ugly ways, but winning is all that matters in the NFL. The team has a much tougher stretch of games coming up and the Chicago Bears cannot afford to take too many losses despite a great start.

That start by the way has nearly guaranteed their chances at making the playoffs, but with 10 games left, anything could still happen. This is why we decided to lay out the best path for the Chicago Bears to reach the playoffs. With the new rule changes starting this year allowing a seventh team to make the playoffs, this gives the Bears even greater hope of making the playoffs. As of now, the Bears have a 78 percent chance of making the playoffs.

However, as we have seen, this franchise cannot be trusted to do things the easy way. Not to mention, many view this team more like a 1-5 team than a 5-1 team. As the Bears head into Week 7, how can they find the easy path into the playoffs?