Projected record: 2–14
Neither Mike Glennon nor Mitchell Trubisky nor an Alshon Jeffrey–less receiving corps will strike fear in anyone, and opponents won’t be afraid of throwing against the Bears when they have the ball. Chicago has finished in last place in the NFC North three years running, and it will probably be four in John Fox’s third year as coach. They have the misfortune of opening against Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Green Bay.
Pivotal game: Week 16 vs. Browns. Remember that miserable snow game last season between the Bears and 49ers? This is the 2017 version of that. This game is pivotal for two reasons: It will give us amazing GIFs, and it could decide who’s picking first and second in the 2018 draft.