Chicago Bears football returns September 12 in primetime in the first Sunday Night Football matchup of the season against a familiar foe, Matthew Stafford, and the Los Angeles Rams.
The Bears will start Andy Dalton at quarterback despite the national outcry for Justin Fields, and while the quarterback drama has been the primary headline entering Week 1, it’ll be what happens between the lines that actually matters now.
Chicago’s questionable offensive line will face its toughest test of the season against Aaron Donald — not an ideal start — and the Bears’ secondary, which features Jaylon Johnson and a collection of Day-3 picks at cornerback, has almost as tough of a challenge slowing Stafford and in Rams coach Sean McVay’s offense.
The odds seem stacked against the Bears. When breaking down which team is stronger at each position, those odds seem even worse.