It's been a long time since the Chicago Bears were a serious threat, which is something they hope to change since they last won a playoff game in 2010. With Matt Eberflus as the new head coach in charge of delivering on this goal, only time will tell if the Bears can have a 2022 campaign worth being proud of.
It's going to be far from easy if Chicago hopes to become a playoff team. The NFC North is a tough division to be in, after all. The Green Bay Packers are always a contender, the Minnesota Vikings have some of the best offensive playmakers in the league and the Detroit Lions are a young team on the upswing.
Let's break down Chicago's playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Bears Playoff Chances 2022
Chicago is available at +360 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 21.7%, suggesting that the Bears have their work cut out for them in 2022.
Bears Playoff Odds 2022
FanDuel Sportsbook gives Chicago the worst odds to win the NFC North in 2022. The Bears are available at +950 to win the division, putting them well behind the Packers (-170) and Vikings (+280), while the Lions are slightly ahead at +850.
Bears Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Bears' win total has been set at 6.5, with even -115 odds on the over and -105 on the under.
Chicago is tied with the Lions for the fourth-worst odds to win the NFC outright at +5500. Only the Atlanta Falcons (+10000), Seattle Seahawks (+7000) and Carolina Panthers (+7000) have worse odds.
Bears Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Super Bowl odds, Chicago is tied with the Lions (+10000) for the seventh-worst odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Bears 2022 Season Prediction
There's no way around it: all of these odds point to the Bears having another disappointing campaign in 2022.
The truth is that the Bears' offense somehow looks worse than it did last season and the defense hasn't improved that much, either. There are going to be many growing pains in 2022 in beyond, but, having the fifth-easiest schedule could make their record look better than the team actually is.
I'm leaning towards the Bears missing the playoffs and falling below their projected win total despite the over being favored.
Bears 2022 Record Prediction: 5-12
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