Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Chicago Bears 2024 Schedule Is Out. Here’s A Full Prediction


The Chicago Bears 2024 schedule has been fully leaked. We now have a clear idea of what awaits this team as it prepares to embrace playoff aspirations. Everything has gone according to play. They started over in 2022, finished 3-14 and secured the #1 pick. They traded that for a mountain of assets to help improve to 7-10 last season. Through sheer luck, they landed the #1 pick again from Carolina and have used it to secure a potential franchise quarterback. This team feels ready to re-enter the big picture in the NFC.

Here is a complete list of every game from week to week, who they play, where they play them, and a prediction of who comes out on top. Do they get over the hump?

The Chicago Bears 2024 schedule features plenty of twists.

Week 1: vs. Titans – Win

Tennessee appears to have improved considerably on paper, especially on offense, with new arrivals like Calvin Ridley, Tyler Boyd, and JC Latham. That said, they are still a team in transition with a new coaching staff. Combine that with an unproven quarterback (Will Levis), and this should be a win.

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Week 2: at Texans – Loss

Houston appears to be one of the new hot contenders in the AFC, thanks to the arrival of quarterback C.J. Stroud and head coach DeMeco Ryans. They’ve since added Stefon Diggs, Danielle Hunter, Denico Autry, and Joe Mixon to their lineup. This feels like a tough team to beat.

Week 3: at Colts – Win

Indianapolis has remained a talented team, but it is still at the mercy of an unproven quarterback. Anthony Richardson looked uneven in his four starts last year before getting hurt. Their defense was also among the league’s worst in points allowed. The Bears match up well with them.

Week 4: vs. Rams – Loss

Last year proved that Sean McVay and a healthy Matthew Stafford remain a lethal combination. Chicago hasn’t beaten the Rams since 2018, and none of the matchups since have been close. The good news is that the Bears finally have them at Soldier Field this time, but it may not matter against Stafford, who knows it well.

Week 5: vs. Panthers – Win

Carolina likely won’t be as bad as they were last year, but it’s hard to imagine they will be that much better in 2024. They traded star pass rusher Brian Burns and didn’t really replace him. All of their efforts centered on helping quarterback Bryce Young, which likely won’t matter against the Chicago Bears’ defense.

Week 6: vs. Jaguars (London) – Win

It is hard to feel intimidated by Jacksonville. While they do play more games in London, this doesn’t seem to be a true home game for them. They also took a big hit on offense with the losses of Calvin Ridley and Zay Jones to free agency. The game isn’t a gimme, but this doesn’t feel like a team trending in the right direction.

Week 7: BYE

Week 8: at Washington – Win

The Bears clobbered the Commanders in Washington last year with basically D.J. Moore being the entire offense. Now they have Keenan Allen and Rome Odunze, too. Washington has a new coaching staff and a rookie quarterback. It may not be a blowout like last time, but this should be another win.

Week 9: at San Francisco – Loss

Facts are facts. The 49ers are the class of the NFC. They were an overtime away from being Super Bowl champions. It is still a talented and well-coached team. Chicago may have shocked them two years ago, but that was at home in a monsoon. Don’t expect such benefits in California.

Week 10: vs. Patriots – Win

This is not the Patriots of old. New England is in full rebuild mode. Their roster still needs a ton of work before it’s playoff-caliber again. It is likely they either start Jacoby Brissett or rookie Drake Maye at quarterback. Their roster doesn’t appear to have improved much, and they are trying to break in a new coaching staff.

Week 11: vs. Packers – Loss

Look, I’m going to make this as clear as I can. Until the Bears prove they can beat the Packers, I’m going to keep picking against them. They still have the advantage at quarterback and remain a talented, well-balanced team. It doesn’t matter where they play. Green Bay has the psychological edge, and they know it.

Week 12: vs. Vikings – Win

For the time being, Minnesota has downgraded significantly in two key areas. They swapped Kirk Cousins for a combination of Sam Darnold and rookie J.J. McCarthy and replaced Danielle Hunter with Jonathan Greenard. The Bears beat Minnesota once last year and should’ve done it twice.

Week 13: at Lions (Thanksgiving) – Loss

These games always seem to be fun ones. Detroit and Chicago have produced fireworks on Thanksgiving, even when both teams are bad. Now that both appear to be good, it should be fun. Each team held serve at home last season. Expect that trend to continue as the Lions take care of business.

Week 14: at Cardinals – Win

The Bears thumped Arizona the last time these two teams played. Arizona appears to have added some talent since then, headlined by wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. They likely won’t be such a pushover at home, but I still believe Chicago is the more physical team and will prove that in this game.

Week 15: at Vikings – Win

As stated above, it feels like one team got a lot better this off-season while the other kind of stayed in place. Minnesota is always a tough assignment in their dome, but the Bears won there last year with a far less talented offense. That signals this game should be a big win for them.

Week 16: vs. Lions – Win

The trading of blows continues as the Chicago Bears 2024 schedule helps them get their revenge at a cold Soldier Field, taking down Detroit to even the season series. By this point, Caleb Williams will be showing signs of serious progress and delivering one of his better performances.

Week 17: vs. Seahawks – Win

Seattle is in a transitional phase with a new coaching staff. Geno Smith remains their quarterback, but it’s hard to know if he will have the same magic he did under Pete Carroll’s watchful eye. The Bears decided to give him and the Seahawks a rude reception.

Week 18: at Packers – Loss

Same song, different verse. The Bears go into Lambeau Field and once again can’t solve the equation to beat this team. It will happen at some point, but this team doesn’t feel like it’s ready yet. Green Bay is too battle-tested and seasoned for late-season football.

Final record: 11-6


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May 16, 2024 3:31 pm

So, we beat the Titans because they have “an unproven QB”….which is exactly what we’re going with in Wk 1

May 16, 2024 3:01 pm

With what everybody is saying about Williams and all the other additions I would expect at least 15 wins. We will see.

May 16, 2024 2:26 pm

We really need to at least split with the NFC North teams. If you can’t beat your own divisional rivals, you can’t advance reliably. I have us 10-7, with good health.

May 16, 2024 12:36 pm

As rightly pointed out, Chicago would have been 10-7 last year if Luke Getsy were put in a cage and left in the locker room at the half of every game, leaving Fields alone to call his own plays. So an 11-6 projection seems really, really feeble and puny to me.

Why is a generational QB1 losing twice in one year to his division rival?

Last edited 2 hours ago by barry_mccockiner
May 16, 2024 12:32 pm

If they lose twice to the Packers, then this entire off-season will have been an absolute failure.

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