Chicago Bears 2021 Season: 10 hot takes resulting in a playoff run

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4. The Chicago Bears beat the Packers and Buccaneers in back-to-back weeks

Let’s start with Week 6 at home against the Green Bay Packers. We’ve already established that this year’s Bears defense will be taking the ball away at an extraordinary rate. Now, the Bears get to face a Green Bay team without starting tackle David Bakhtiari — who will be missing his sixth, and likely final, game to start the season as he was placed on IR.

The Packers also lost All-Pro center Corey Linley to the Los Angeles Chargers in free agency, so their line could be in rough shape this year. The Bears’ defense will make it tough on Aaron Rodgers all night, and ultimately Chicago will come away with a close win. This will be Green Bay’s first look at Fields, too, which will play into the victory.

The following week, Chicago travels to take on the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bears took care of Tom Brady and company last year, and with Nick Foles at the helm. Why couldn’t they do it again?

It would be an incredible sight to see, and for the Bears to pull it off they will likely need a few forced turnovers and maybe even a defensive touchdown to spark the momentum in their favor. But, after Week 7, the Bears will be feeling mighty fine after beating two of the NFC elites.