Laying out the Chicago Bears path to the playoffs

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What other teams must the Chicago Bears beat?

Should the Bears win three or more games versus the NFC North, the team will have eight wins. To help guarantee the playoffs, the team must also win at least two additional games on their schedule. Will this be possible?

Up next, the Bears will face the Los Angeles Rams on the road, followed by the Saints at home and then the Titans in Tennessee. Honestly, the team could lose all three of these games, but should they win just one of them fans should be excited. This would put the team at nine wins on the year and well on their way to the playoffs.

After these three games, the Bears will see three weeks of divisional opponents. One game each versus the Vikings, Packers, and then Lions. Remember, the Bears must win two of those three. After that, the team will see the Houston Texans, followed by the Vikings and Jaguars. Should the Bears win one game versus either the Texans or Jaguars, the team will be at 10 wins.

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As we know, 10 wins is not a guaranteed playoff spot, but it should be enough with seven teams. To recap, the Bears will need to win three of five games versus the NFC North. Then, the Bears must win one of three games over the next three games (Rams, Saints and Titans). Beyond that, the team only needs to beat either the Texans or the Jaguars. The Chicago Bears should find themselves in the playoffs with 10 or more wins this season.