Chicago
Bears
Stadium Soldier Field
1-1-0 Overall | 0-1 NFC NORTH 4th
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense99.51749.5
Defense68.5247.512
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
vs
Panthers
L13-23
Week 3Fri  8/16
@
Giants
L13-32
Week 4Sat  8/24
@
Colts
W27-17
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Titans
L15-19
Regular season
Week 1Thu  9/5
vs
Packers
L3-10
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Broncos
W16-14
Week 3Mon  9/23
@
Redskins
ESPN8:15pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Vikings
CBS4:25pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Raiders
FOX1:00pm
Week 7Sun  10/20
vs
Saints
FOX4:25pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

It looked like the Bears were going to be 0-2, two games behind the Packers with a head-to-head loss at home. They had a 33 percent chance to win the division in the preseason and that would have plummeted down to 7 percent if they lost. After the bad roughing the passer call, the 1 second they got from the refs and the huge 52 yard FG from Eddy Pineiro their post-season chances stay alive. Their odds to win it all are 25/1, 3.8% (#12). They are not a good bet to win the Super Bowl. Their 1.7% chance is #10 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 4.2% of the time and are not a good value at 12/1, 7.7%. They are projected to win 9 games and live up to their pre-season futures line of 9. Their playoff chances stand at 32.3% (15.7% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on the money lines, the Bears had an expected win percentage of 60% after 2 games. At 1-1, they are short of expectations in this early part of the season. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down 35 units. They are 0-2 against the spread for a -220 loss. Their under-over record is 2-0. Their 12-4 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 9.6-6.4. Their ATS record was the same as their win-loss record and they turned a strong +760 profit. They went over 8 times and came in under 8 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Washington Redskins. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an above average scoring team based on points per game, despite a relatively low yards per play rank. They are an elite scoring defense, which makes sense given their TD per play allowed rate.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by David Montgomery who is projected to be the #20 RB the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
20 Amukamara, Prince CB6-020606/06/19899Nebraska
82 Braunecker, Ben TE6-324702/07/19944Harvard
80 Burton, Trey TE6-223810/29/19916Florida
26 Bush, Deon DB6-020008/14/19934Miami (FL)
21 Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha SS6-121112/21/19926Alabama
29 Cohen, Tarik RB5-618107/26/19953North Carolina A&T
69 Coward, Rashaad T6-532611/06/19942Old Dominion
4 Daniel, Chase QB6-022910/07/198611Missouri
68 Daniels, James G6-330509/13/19972Iowa
25 Davis, Mike RB5-922102/19/19935South Carolina
94 Floyd, Leonard OLB6-524009/08/19924Georgia
23 Fuller, Kyle CB5-1119402/16/19926Virginia Tech
18 Gabriel, Taylor WR5-716802/17/19916Abilene Christian
91 Goldman, Eddie NT6-331801/06/19945Florida State
96 Hicks, Akiem DT6-435211/16/19898Regina (Canada)
--- Holtz, J.P. TE6-325508/28/19931Pittsburgh
36 Houston-Carson, DeAndre DB6-020204/13/19934William & Mary
47 Irving, Isaiah LB6-325406/09/19943San Jose State
45 Iyiegbuniwe, Joel LB6-122610/12/19952Western Kentucky
39 Jackson, Eddie FS6-020412/10/19933Alabama
44 Kwiatkoski, Nick ILB6-224205/26/19934West Virginia
62 Larsen, Ted G6-332306/13/198710NC State
72 Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/09/19916Boise State
75 Long, Kyle G6-633212/05/19887Oregon
73 Lucas, Cornelius T6-832807/18/19915Kansas State
99 Lynch, Aaron OLB6-528502/08/19936South Florida
52 Mack, Khalil OLB6-326902/22/19916Buffalo
70 Massie, Bobby T6-632508/01/19898Ole Miss
27 McManis, Sherrick DB5-1120312/19/198710Northwestern
17 Miller, Anthony WR5-1119910/09/19942Memphis
32 Montgomery, David RB5-1022206/07/19970Iowa State
98 Nichols, Bilal DT6-331309/14/19962Delaware
16 O'Donnell, Pat P6-421202/22/19916Miami (FL)
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-223803/17/19917Tennessee
57 Pierre-Louis, Kevin LB6-023010/07/19916Boston College
15 Pineiro, Eddy K5-1117709/13/19952Florida
88 Ridley, Riley WR6-120007/21/19960Georgia
95 Robertson-Harris, Roy DE6-529207/23/19933UTEP
12 Robinson, Allen WR6-222008/24/19936Penn State
48 Scales, Patrick LS6-322802/11/19884Utah State
87 Shaheen, Adam TE6-625710/24/19943Ashland
33 Shelley, Duke CB5-917302/11/20300Kansas State
24 Skrine, Buster CB5-918504/26/19899Tennessee-Chattanooga
58 Smith, Roquan ILB6-023004/08/19972Georgia
85 Sowell, Bradley TE6-627706/06/19898Ole Miss
22 Toliver, Kevin DB6-219911/24/19952LSU
59 Trevathan, Danny ILB6-023903/24/19908Kentucky
10 Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-221508/20/19943North Carolina
65 Whitehair, Cody C6-331007/11/19924Kansas State
38 Whyte, Kerrith RB5-1020410/31/19960Florida Atlantic
97 Williams, Nick DT6-431002/21/19904Samford
83 Wims, Javon WR6-222109/11/19942Georgia
55 Woods, Josh LB6-123607/01/19961Maryland