The 2023-2024 season for the Chicago Bears will be important for the team moving forward. It's tricky to know how good or bad this team can be this year with experts picking the team to place anywhere from being an 8-9 team all the way to a 12-5 unit.
During the offseason, the Chicago Bears had the feeling of a team that should be trending upwards. Guys like D.J Moore, T.J Edwards, Tremaine Edmunds, and Yannick Ngakoue should all be great adds to the team and should add to the win total from last season. But with the season looking like a roller-coaster, what games should the Bears and Bears fans circle on their calendars?
Chicago Bears Schedule: Week 16 vs. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are projected to be one of if not the worst team in football this year. With Kyler Murray out for most of the season and the roster with a lot of uncertainty around the quality of talent on both sides of the ball. The Bears need to show that they can beat the teams that they are supposed to.
Yes, the game might be a few days before Christmas and there's a lot of football still to be played. A lot of things could be different heading into this week, but the Chicago Bears still need to treat this as a must-win. They might literally need to if they are still in the fight for a playoff spot later in the year. Either way, if the Bears show they can beat an easier opponent later in the year, it will only be a good benchmark further down the line.