The Chicago Bears do not have a game this week. This isn’t breaking news for die-hard fans.
But even though they are catching some rest and relaxation this week, there is still plenty going on around the league that will affect the Bears as we head into the final month-plus of the season.
For starters, the Bears’ next opponent is the Detroit Lions, whom the Bears just played three weeks ago. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bears are 5-point underdogs at home. The total is set at 46.5 points.
This week the Lions are facing the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans.
Following the bye week, the Bears face:
The teams currently between the two Bears’ picks are a pair of two-win teams. The New England Patriots, who are hosting the Los Angeles Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals, who are playing at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Panthers are facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with their new interim head coach, Chris Tabor, former Bears special teams coordinator.
The NFC North currently looks like:
Detroit Lions - 8-3
Minnesota Vikings - 6-6
Green Bay Packers - 5-6
Chicago Bears - 4-8
Enjoy the bye week everyone!