Chicago
Bears
Stadium Soldier Field
12-4-0 Overall | 5-1 NFC NORTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense121.1234.226.3
Defense80240.917.7
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
vs
Panthers
8:00pm
Week 3Fri  8/16
@
Giants
NFLN7:30pm
Week 4Sat  8/24
@
Colts
7:00pm
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Titans
8:00pm
Regular season
Week 1Thu  9/5
vs
Packers
NBC8:20pm
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Broncos
FOX4:25pm
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

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

The Bears have a 36% chance to repeat as AFC North Champs. The Packers are at 27% and the Vikings are at 21%. Their defense is not expected to be quite as good statistically because they lost their defensive coordinator, a few key players and Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford are healthy.

2019 SEASON PROJECTION

The Bears may take a step back next season. They won a higher percentage of games than their neutral win percentage would indicate. Their odds (14/1) implied probability of winning the Super Bowl is 6.7%. Their simulation based probability is 3.6%. They have a a 3.6 percent chance of being conference champs. Their odds are 7/1, 12.5%.

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

The sum of all of their 2018 season money line implied probabilities (adjusted for the juice) projects to 9.5 wins. Their 12 actual wins was above expectation. They exceeded expectations at home. They went 5-3 on the road and were expected to win 4.7. They won 7 at home and were expected to win 4.9. Anyone who backed the Bears in all of their games on the money line would have earned a +260 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the spread, they have delivered a +760 profit risking 110 to win 100 (12-4 ATS). They are profitable against the spread at home and on the road. Below is a recap of all 16 regular games.

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:

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
20 Amukamara, Prince CB6-020406/06/19899Nebraska
76 Anderson, Abdullah DT6-42950Bucknell
93 Banfield, Daryle DT6-33000Brown
64 Bars, Alex T6-63120Notre Dame
92 Betts, Matt LB6-325003/22/19950Laval (Canada)
63 Blackmar, Blake G6-53260Baylor
84 Braunecker, Ben TE6-425202/07/19944Harvard
9 Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19916Tennessee
90 Bullard, Jonathan DE6-329610/22/19934Florida
49 Bunting, Ian TE6-725502/10/19960California
80 Burton, Trey TE6-323510/29/19916Florida
26 Bush, Deon DB6-020508/14/19934Miami (FL)
74 Clemmings, T.J. T6-530911/18/19915Pittsburgh
21 Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha SS6-120812/21/19926Alabama
29 Cohen, Tarik RB5-618107/26/19953North Carolina A&T
69 Coward, Rashaad T6-632011/06/19942Old Dominion
78 Dalton, Jalen DE6-630002/11/20300North Carolina
4 Daniel, Chase QB6-022510/07/198611Missouri
68 Daniels, James G6-329509/13/19972Iowa
25 Davis, Mike RB5-921702/19/19935South Carolina
35 Denmark, Stephen DB6-322004/20/19960Valdosta State
38 Duck, Clifton DB5-101700Appalachian State
49 Fitts, Kylie LB6-426010/11/19942Utah
94 Floyd, Leonard OLB6-425109/08/19924Georgia
37 Franklin, John DB6-118609/21/19941Florida Atlantic
8 Fry, Elliott K6-018912/12/19941South Carolina
23 Fuller, Kyle CB5-1119002/16/19926Virginia Tech
18 Gabriel, Taylor WR5-816502/17/19916Abilene Christian
19 Gentry, Tanner WR6-220912/18/19941Wyoming
91 Goldman, Eddie NT6-432001/06/19945Florida State
6 Hall, Emanuel WR6-31950Missouri
13 Hall, Marvin WR5-1019004/10/19933Washington
50 Harris, Chuck LB6-42550Buffalo
71 Harris, Jonathan DE6-52900Lindenwood
96 Hicks, Akiem DT6-533211/16/19898Regina (Canada)
47 Horsted, Jesper TE6-421502/27/19970Princeton
36 Houston-Carson, DeAndre DB6-120504/13/19934William & Mary
47 Irving, Isaiah LB6-325406/09/19943San Jose State
14 Ives, Thomas WR6-52150Colgate
45 Iyiegbuniwe, Joel LB6-123010/12/19952Western Kentucky
39 Jackson, Eddie FS6-020212/10/19923Alabama
43 Jibowu, Doyin DB6-22000Fort Hays State
30 Joseph, Michael CB6-118703/19/19951Dubuque
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 G6-631612/05/19887Oregon
74 Lowery, Joe G6-731005/20/19960Ohio
73 Lucas, Cornelius T6-932807/18/19915Kansas State
99 Lynch, Aaron OLB6-627003/08/19936South Florida
52 Mack, Khalil OLB6-325202/22/19916Buffalo
70 Massie, Bobby T6-631708/01/19898Ole Miss
62 McCray, Jordan G6-332205/31/19921UCF
27 McManis, Sherrick DB6-119312/19/198710Northwestern
17 Miller, Anthony WR5-1119010/09/19942Memphis
31 Mincy, Jonathon DB5-1019609/05/19921Auburn
11 Mizzell, Taquan WR5-1018510/21/19933Virginia
32 Montgomery, David RB5-1022207/06/19970Iowa State
67 Mustipher, Sam C6-33060Notre Dame
35 Nall, Ryan RB6-223212/27/19951Oregon State
98 Nichols, Bilal DT6-429009/14/19962Delaware
16 O'Donnell, Pat P6-421702/22/19916Miami (FL)
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-222803/17/19917Tennessee
15 Pineiro, Eddy K6-018509/13/19952Florida
46 Raymond, Dax TE6-52250Utah State
45 Richardson, Ellis TE6-32400Georgia Southern
88 Ridley, Riley WR6-119907/26/19970Georgia
95 Robertson-Harris, Roy DE6-729407/23/19933UTEP
12 Robinson, Allen WR6-321108/24/19936Penn State
48 Scales, Patrick LS6-423902/11/19884Utah State
87 Shaheen, Adam TE6-627010/24/19943Ashland
33 Shelley, Duke CB5-917302/11/20300Kansas State
48 Simmons, Josh DB6-320607/01/19960Canada
24 Skrine, Buster CB5-918504/26/19899Tennessee-Chattanooga
58 Smith, Roquan ILB6-123604/08/19972Georgia
85 Sowell, Bradley TE6-731206/06/19898Ole Miss
53 Thurman, Jameer LB6-023001/20/19951Indiana State
22 Toliver, Kevin DB6-219211/24/19952LSU
59 Trevathan, Danny ILB6-123903/24/19908Kentucky
10 Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-322208/20/19943North Carolina
71 Tucker, Marquez G6-42910Southern Utah
46 Vaughters, James LB6-225406/27/19931Stanford
65 Whitehair, Cody C6-431007/11/19924Kansas State
38 Whyte, Kerrith RB5-1020010/31/19960Florida Atlantic
97 Williams, Nick DT6-431002/21/19904Samford
81 Williams-Lambert, Jordan WR6-322805/09/19941Ball State
83 Wims, Javon WR6-421509/11/19942Georgia
53 Wirtel, John LS6-32500Kansas
55 Woods, Josh LB6-120507/01/19961Maryland