The Chicago Bears They will face this season one of the most challenging schedules for a team that does not challenge anyone.
As rookie quarterback Justin Fields learns from the game by watching from the bench due to the coaches’ decision to start the season with Andy Dalton taking balls from center bassesThe defense – again – will be in charge of keeping the team as close as possible to the scoreboard. A slow start will ignite the flames of an organization that has its third head coach since 2004.
When fans expected Fields to start as a starter to start building a future as soon as possible, the head coach Matt nagy he hit the pause button. Everyone understands that at some point in the calendar, the first game will come on Sunday for the rookie out of Ohio State.But Nagy decided not to start the season against the platoon of good defenders. He doesn’t want his young star to turn off his light before he really shines.
The Bears are betting that veteran Dalton will deal with as little damage as possible the clashes against the Rams, Buccaneers, Steelers, 49ers and Ravens, teams that have their defenses within the Top 11 of the league. To reach the end of the rainbow, Chicago needs a level similar to the one they reached in the latter part of last season when they averaged 30 points in the last 10 games, and thus not repeat the cold start of 2020 when they barely managed 31 touchdowns in the first 10 games (19.1).
Record in 2020: 8-8
Stadium: Soldier Field
Super Bowl titles: 1 (XX)
Head coach: Matt Nagy
Offensive coordinator: Bill Lazor
Defensive coordinator: Sean Desai
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5|
|in Rams||vs Bengals||in Browns||vs. Lions||in Raiders|
|Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10|
|vs Packers||in Buccaneers||vs 49ers||on Steelers||BYE|
|Week 11||Week 12||Week 13||Week 14||Week 15|
|vs Ravens||in Lions||vs Cardinals||in Packers||vs Vikings|
|Week 16||Week 17||Week 18|
|in Seahawks||vs Giants||in Vikings|
Projected starting team
|QB||14||Andy dalton||DT||96||Akiem hicks||K||2||Cairo Santos|
|RB||33||David montgomery||NT||95||Khyiris Tonga||P||16||Pat O’Donnell|
|WR||12||Allen robinson||FROM||98||Bilal nichols||PR||10||Damiere Byrd|
|WR||eleven||Darnell mooney||LB||52||Khalil mack||KR||24||Khalil herbert|
|WR||84||Marquise goodwin||LB||59||Danny Trevathan|
|TEA||80||Jimmy graham||LB||58||Roquan smith|
|LT||70||Elijah Wilkinson||LB||94||Robert Quinn|
|LG||65||Cody whitehair||CB||33||Jaylon johnson|
|C||67||Sam murphy||H.H||38||Tashaun Gipson|
|RG||68||James daniels||FS||4||Eddie jackson|
|RT||73||Lachavious Simmons||CB||22||Kindle Vildor|
|1||Justin fields||QB||Ohio State|
|2||Teven jenkins||OT||Oklahoma state|
|6||Khalil herbert||RB||Virginia Tech|
|6||Dazz newsome||WR||North Carolina|
|6||Thomas graham jr||CB||Oregon|
QB ─ Andy Dalton
WR ─ Allen Robinson
WR ─ Damiere Byrd
CB─ Kyle Fuller
LT─ Charles Leno Jr
WR─ Anthony Miller
Player to watch
As long as the time comes when the head coach Matt Nagy come out and declare in front of the press that the rookie Justin Fields is his new starting quarterback replacing veteran Andy Dalton, on the field there will be no greater spectacle than that offered by the linebacker Khalil Mack. Last season, Mack achieved his sixth appointment in a row at Pro Bowl, third with the Bears, before he was in Raiders. Last year he led the defense with nine sacks, 11 tackles for loss of yards, forced three fumbles and recovered two. He finished the schedule with 50 tackles.
Since his arrival in Chicago that occurred before the start of the 2018 season, Mack has forced 14 fumbles, two interceptions including one that returned 46 yards on a pick-six.
As one of the oldest and most famous organizations in the NFL, the carousel of good players who have dressed in the uniform of the Chicago Bears it is as vast as the sky. Not for nothing are they the franchise with the most members in the football Hall of Fame. One of the most notable elements that have given the team its identity is undoubtedly the defensive men who helped build a reputation under the nickname of: Monsters of the Midway.
However, the highest echelon within the Bears legends belongs to the running back. Walter Payton. The way to drive the ball from Payton It is one of the toughest styles in the history of the game as it tried not only to gain yards but also to knock down opponents. A player sculpted in muscle who culminated his career of 13 seasons, all in Chicagowith 16,726 rushing yards, the most up to that point of all time. Sweetness as he was known, he was voted into his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility in 1993. Payton it was nine times Pro bowl along with the 27 records that he established within the organization.
The NFL honor his legacy with the award Walter Payton that is given every year to the player who, together with his sporting excellence, has a humanitarian behavior with voluntary and charitable work.