Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons why making the playoffs dooms the Bears

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The Chicago Bears survived a rollercoaster 2020 season and made the playoffs

Well, they did it. The Chicago Bears did it. When some said their 2020 season was a total lost cause and headed for a dumpster fire, they somehow pulled off a lackluster turnaround and found themselves in the postseason.

It was the most anticlimactic playoff berth in recent memory. The Washington Football Team should feel better about their berth than the Bears do, taking into consideration what they overcame at the quarterback position this year.

But, the Bears aren’t far behind. They have quarterback issues, too, whether or not some fans want to admit it.

Nonetheless, Chicago is headed for a date with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon in the NFC Wildcard Round. All this week, we will hear plenty about how the Bears can pull off an upset and launch themselves into uncharted territory.

Matt Nagy has yet to win a playoff game since coming aboard, with only one attempt in 2018 and missing the postseason last year. This is his chance to prove he can come out on top when it matters most.

Of course, if we’re being realistic here, the Bears don’t have a strong shot to beat the Saints on Sunday unless things drastically change from how they looked Sunday. And, if they don’t come out with a win and get sent home early as they did in 2018, fans will have every right to look forward and ask the difficult questions.

To save you some time, I answer those burning hot questions and add in the fact that these three reasons are exactly why making the playoffs this year has doomed the team. No matter what (but especially if they lose to New Orleans), this playoff berth has set them back even farther than they were last offseason.

This is why the 2020 NFL Postseason berth has doomed the Chicago Bears.