Written by: John Stocco
The power of the NFL is simply amazing. The baseball season has started, we’re in the middle of the NBA and NHL playoffs; hell, the NFL Draft hasn’t even happened yet and football fans were chomping at the bit to find out their favorite team’s schedule. For the Bears, we knew two things. One, prime time would have plenty of the “Monsters of the Midway”, and two, the schedule was going to be brutal. Let's dive in and take a look:
Now, there’s no denying that’s a brutal schedule. Saints, Chargers, Eagles, Rams, Cowboys, Chiefs, Packers (twice), and Vikings (twice). Good news: the home field advantage at Soldier Field is back, and playing teams like the Saints, Chargers, Cowboys, and Chiefs there is a huge advantage. Bad news: these teams are so good that home-field advantage might not mean much. The Bears are not only scheduled to face playoff-caliber teams; they’re also scheduled to face Super Bowl-caliber teams. Although my stomach is forming knots, I’m not complaining because I have complete faith that this team is going to come back stronger and better than ever. I’ll wait to do my predictions after the NFL Draft, which is officially a week away! But there’s no doubt the pressure is stacked up against second-year head coach Matt Nagy, third-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and that big bad defense is known as the “Monsters of the Midway”. \
The Bears are walking into the biggest season in the history of the franchise- Bears 100 is something you’ll see all year. The NFL is sharing their 100th season with the organization, and there is no better year to make their return to the Super Bowl and win once again. The road to Miami begins on September 5th, when the Founding Fathers of the NFL go to war at Soldier Field against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.