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What were you doing in 2010?

Toy Story 3 was the top grossing movie, Ke$ha’s TiK ToK was Billboard’s number one song, American Idol was the top rated television show, and the Chicago Bears were a playoff team.

Chicago lost in the NFC Championship game to the Green Bay Packers that season, and the franchise has averaged a paltry six wins a year since that time.

But the future finally looks bright with general manager Ryan Pace putting together a win-now type of offseason.

All of us at WCG are expecting the Bears to improve on last year’s five wins, but making the playoffs? I think there’s a chance, but they’ll need a lot to go right, and they’ll need some back luck to befell the Packers, Vikings, and Lions. The NFC North is going to be really tough, but every year a handful of teams come out of nowhere to crash the postseason party, and why not the Bears? writer Adam Rank recently put together his top six teams most likely to end their playoff drought, and checking in at number two, behind the Los Angeles Chargers, is the Chicago Bears.

Here’s his reasoning.

OK, hear me out ...

A team with a talented roster -- and a highly drafted rookie QB -- underachieves behind an old-school coach. But then, that team hires a sizzling, young, brilliant offensive mind with a playbook for the modern NFL, makes a huge splash in free agency and adds some pieces in the draft to eventually become the toast of the NFL.

Wait, that was last year’s Rams, right? Yes. But in 2018, Matt Nagy, Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears have dibs on this surging narrative. Only this time, the sequel will be better than the original. Like “The Dark Knight” and whatnot.

Do you agree with Adam Rank?


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