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7 takeaways from the Bears’ 2023 schedule

7 takeaways from the Bears’ 2023 schedule

Jan 10, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs the ball against Chicago Bears cornerback Kindle Vildor (22) and linebacker Manti Te’o (57) during the second half in the NFC Wild Card game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears don’t exactly have a grueling start to the 2023 season. On paper, there are some favorable stretches even with tough opponents here and there. But once late October hits, they’ll be in for a difficult series of games.

Beginning in Week 8, the Bears have back-to-back road games against the Los Angeles Chargers and New Orleans Saints before playing on a short week. The Chargers have star power on both sides of the ball and will be motivated to put on a show in prime time. It will be difficult for the Bears to keep up.

The Saints, meanwhile, aren’t what they used to be, but seem to have the Bears’ number going back 15 years. Chicago has lost seven games in a row to New Orleans, including the postseason. Couple that with the fact the Bears haven’t won a game in the Superdome since 1991 and the prospects don’t look great for a victory.

They then have a short week against the Carolina Panthers at home before getting a chance to catch their breath. It will be a tough stretch for the team that could make or break any postseason hopes later on in the year.

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