The 2018 Football Season: Chicago Bears’ Game-by-Game Predictions

The new head coach at Chicago Bears Matt Nagy has a lot of work to do. Taking charge of a team that has come last not once, not twice but four times in a row in the NFC North Division isn’t an easy job. The 40-year old Nagy comes in to replace the under performing John Fox (14-34 in Chicago).

The Bears have not been able to reach the playoffs for the last seven seasons, and although a post-season showing may be too much to ask of Nagy in his first year in charge, the Chicago franchise’s offense could not have gotten a boost at a better time than now. The team now boasts of tight end Trey Burton and wide receiver Allen Robinson, both of whom arrived as free agents.

While the Bears heavily depend on their defense line-up to build a more formidable squad for 2018, the season hinges on the increasingly better development of QB Mitchell Trubisky. What’s more, he is now surrounded by an even better fortifying cast, at least in theory, in Year 2.

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Week 1: Sunday, September 9th, 2018, at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET

Although the Bears can be termed as a better squad under new head coach Nagy, they may not be strong enough to beat the Packers on their special night outing at Lambeau Field. The former’s woes may be complicated by the fact that QB Aaron Rodgers is back from injury and he will be going out to prove himself during this first game of the regular season for him. Record: 0-1

Week 2: Monday, September 17th, 2018, vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. ET

After blowing up their roster, definitely, the Seattle Seahawks aren’t the same caliber squad as most pundits had predicted earlier. However, that doesn’t mean that it will be easy for the Chicago Bears. In fact, quarterback Russell Wilson can be quite menacing for the Bears defense if they aren’t careful, more so now that the team still has a shortage of tested and proven pass-rushers. Record: 0-2

Week 3: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET

Could this be a chance for Mike Glennon to exact his revenge against the Bears? The quarterback will have his time on the pitch to prove that, but all indications are that he doesn’t have such a huge opportunity to do so. Whatever happens, we will know on that day. We can only wait. Record: 1-2

Week 4: Sunday, September 30th, 2018, vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET

While it has not been erased from most Bears fans’ memories that the Bucs did destroy their team in the former’s most recent outing in Tampa, a showdown on home turf in Chicago should be a totally different ballgame altogether. Remember Jon Gruden was still at the helm at the Buccaneers the last time they triumphed at Soldier Field? Yeah, I thought you should know. Record: 2-2

Week 5: BYE

Week 6: Sunday, October 14th, 2018, at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET

This is another on-the-road outing for the Bears that could present a chance for Dowell Loggains to also take revenge against his old side. But is he really up to the task? Not at all. Record: 3-2

Week 7: Sunday, October 21th, 2018, vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. ET

In this contest, the Bears will be coming crashing down back to the not-so-amusing reality. Nothing really seems to go the Bears way whenever they come head to head against the New England Patriots — except a long time ago in the Super Bowl XX duel, of course! In their last two brawls, the Pats did blow the Bears out like they weren’t really in the game! Record: 3-3

Week 8: Sunday, October 28th, 2018, vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET

The Bears’ Mitch Trubisky should come out ahead of the New York Jets’ Josh McCown. Or could the travelers from New York have another rookie QB in the starting lineup of this Week 8 clash in Chicago? Let us wait and see what Todd Bowles has in store for us and the rest of the American football world by then. Record: 4-3

Week 9: Sunday, November 4th, 2018, at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET

Bills Mafia has been riding high after they surprised everyone by featuring in the 2017 playoff berth. The Bills appear to have turned over a new chapter after many years of poor management and disappointing results. Record: 4-4

Week 10: Sunday, November 11th, 2018, vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET

The Bears grab their first — and maybe the only — division match of the 2018 season. Record: 5-4

Week 11: Sunday, November 18th, 2018, vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET

Coming back to reality, it is either Super Bowl or bust for the Minnesota Vikings with their new QB Kirk Cousins. But can the Bears be said to be at that level yet? Not at all. Record: 5-5

Week 12: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. ET

The Bears hasn’t failed to find creative ways to go down at Ford Field. In fact, they haven’t tasted victory there since the final season of Lovie Smith. Record: 5-6

Week 13: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, at New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET

The Bears should complete their sweep of this side of the US. Right now, the Giants appear to be stuck between rejuvenating their team and believing they can triumph over the Bears. But can they? Nobody expects them to. Record: 6-6

Week 14: Sunday, December 9th, 2018, vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. ET

For the Bears, Jared Goff, Sean McVay and the entire star-filled defense at the Rams will prove too strong to shake. Record: 6-7

Week 15: Sunday, December 16th, 2018, vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET

For the Chicago Bears, the last time they anything like a win over the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field was way back in the year 2010. An injury-free Rodgers proves too strong for the whole NFC North division. Record: 6-8

Week 16: Sunday, December 23rd, 2018, at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET

A chance for Robbie Gould to have his sweet revenge, again? Probably. But Trubisky, provided he isn’t plagued by any injury, figures out how to have a much better control of the offense at such a time in the season. In an expected upset, Trubisky and coach Nagy should outwit Jimmy Garoppolo, Kyle Shanahan and the entire 49ers team to take home this crucial road victory. Record: 7-8

Week 17: Sunday, December 30th, 2018, at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET

The Chicago Bears have never registered even a single win at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Can this change in 2018 or is history going to repeat itself? Our prediction is: nothing changes. Record: 7-9

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