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Bears Could Be Screwed by NFL Schedule in 2021

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago Bears could be screwed by the NFL schedule in 2021.
The Chicago Bears could be screwed by the NFL schedule in 2021. / James Gilbert/Getty Images

Following the NFL Draft, all eyes are on the impending release of the official 2021 NFL schedule. Some teams are more eager for this schedule release than others and the Chicago Bears may not be thrilled with the result.

According to ESPN's Mike Clay, the Bears have the second-toughest schedule in the entire league heading into next season. It should be noted that the order of games has not been set, but based on the current construction of the league's yearly schedule, the opponents Chicago will face are already known.

Clay's strength of schedule projection considers opponents and the current construction of NFL rosters following the NFL Draft. Chicago knows they will have to square off multiple times against their NFC North opponents, including 2020 No. 1 seed the Green Bay Packers.

The Bears will need to see an improvement in their passing attack with two new faces on the roster in Andy Dalton and Justin Fields. Last season, the final season of the Mitchell Trubisky experiment, Chicago ranked in the bottom half of the league with 3,925 passing yards and 26 touchdowns.

As it stands, FanDuel Sportsbook is giving the Bears +300 odds to win the NFC North.

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