Chicago Bears: 3 Moves to guarantee a playoff run

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The Chicago Bears need to make a few changes in order to get to the playoffs.

At the midway point in the season, the Chicago Bears sit at 5-3 and are currently second in the NFC North behind the Green Bay Packers. Although they have a winning record, it does not feel like this team is a playoff contender, and many question if they should consider trading some of their key pieces to start a sort of rebuild. It seems that the Bears are set on trying to make a run at the playoffs, and to do that there are some changes that need to be made.

Any Bears fan right now can agree that no matter what our record says, there is something not right about this team. A team that has playoff and possibly Super Bowl aspirations should not be having to come back more than ten points every game against subpar teams.

The first solution was to put Nick Foles in at quarterback to fix the offensive struggles. So far, there has not really been much improvement, and some would say the offense has gotten worse since Foles has been at the helm. The question is, what does this team need to do to fix their problems and make a push for the playoffs in the second half of the season?

Right now, the Bears are projected to finish somewhere around 10-6, which is not a bad record, but with the level of competition in the NFC, it might not be enough to get into the playoffs. The Bears need to consider changing play-callers, making a move to improve the offensive line, and bringing in a run-stuffer to help the defense against the run.

There are other things that could be done to improve the team, but with the trade deadline this week, the Chicago Bears only have a short amount of time to make a move.