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This is the most important week of the Chicago Bears’ 2020 season.
It all comes down to this, and quite frankly, Green Bay Packers fans wouldn’t have it any other way. They relish in these opportunities to beat the Chicago Bears and send them packing. Sunday, that’s exactly what they’ll aim to do.
For the Bears, it’s been a tumultuous ride this season. They began what looked like a promising season at 5-1 and atop the NFC North. What happened next was like a bad dream for Bears fans.
Chicago spiraled downward after losing six in a row and wound up 5-7, on the outside looking in at the playoff picture. Now at 8-7, it’s pretty simple.
The Bears win and they’re in. Easy as that.
But, it’s not that easy. In order to win, they’ll have to slow down who will likely be the league MVP this year in Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. His running mates, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams, are in the upper echelon of both their position groups this year.
The Packers’ offense has truly been lighting it up in 2020. Meanwhile, the Bears’ offense has just begun to hit its stride under Mitchell Trubisky and his second attempt at the starting quarterback.
Frankly, it’s impressive the Bears have gotten themselves back into the thick of the playoff race. After losing their sixth straight, things looked as though this was one of the worst teams in the NFL. The Bears were consistently laughed at and the butt of many jokes around the league.
But now, the Bears are out to stop the laughter for real. With a win over the Packers, they’re in the postseason. To do so, they’ll need monster games out of these players.