Chicago Bears: 4 best regular-season matchups of 2021

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Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals

Allen Robinson against Malcolm Butler? Justin Fields/Andy Dalton against J.J. Watt? A.J. Green against Jaylon Johnson? Kyler Murray against Khalil Mack? Yes, please. Forget the Packers game, I want to see this one in Primetime.

The Cardinals seemed to be shoe-ins for the 2020 NFL playoffs but they fell just a hair short with a week 17 loss that impossibly pushed the Bears into the final wildcard space. I’m sure this unfortunate turn of events has not been forgotten.

In all seriousness, though, the Cardinals are absolutely loaded. If they play at their expected skill level, this matchup will be the most difficult one of the season. This game rests, however, on the individual matchups above, and there will be more than one massive play for the highlight reel before all is said and done.