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

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8. The Chicago Bears will go 5-1 within the NFC North

If all these things are going right for the Bears, then they certainly won’t have a problem within their own division, right? Well, that’s not necessarily the case. The black and blue division will still be tough to get through, as are most games within the North. But, when it’s all said and done, the Bears will win five of six from their divisional foes.

Back in 2018, when the Bears made their last significant playoff run (no, last year was not “significant”), they also went 5-1 in the division. Those who remember, Chicago started out with a gutting prime-time loss against the Green Bay Packers. It was a game in which Khalil Mack debuted with the Bears and completely dominated the first half.

This season, the Bears will make this happen yet again, with their lone defeat coming at the hands of Green Bay once more — this one being on Sunday Night Football at Lambeau, December 12.

Other than that one prime-time defeat (which will be close, by the way) the Bears will have the NFC North locked down en route to a close divisional race.