After stunning the NFL and their NFC North division rivals a year ago by going a stellar 12-4 in 2018, all eyes will be on Khalil Mack, Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy and the rest of the now, dangerous-looking Chicago Bears. Could the new-look Bears reach even greater heights following their surprising postseason appearance last season or is a step backwards inevitable after their unexpected leap a year ago?
If you’re an NFL fan and betting enthusiast that is excited about the value-packed 2019 NFL Win Total odds, and you want to know just how many games the Bears are going to win in 2019, then you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to the expert analysis that you’re about to get on each and every game on Chicago’s upcoming 2019 docket, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games Chicago will win this coming season.
Chicago unfurled a stupendous 122-4 season in head coach Matt Nagy’s first season to win the NFC North by four victories. More importantly, the Bears finished the 2018 campaign ranked ninth in scoring (26.3 ppg) while leading the NFL in fewest points allowed (17.7 ppg). While the Bears finished a solid 11th in passing, they ranked just 21st in passing.
To address their needs, Chicago drafted Iowa State running back David Montgomery in the third round while adding Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley in the fourth round. Chicago also named former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as their new defensive coordinator to replace Vic Fangio.
Pagano coached the Colts for six seasons (2012 to 2017) while winning two AFC South titles (2013, 2014) and making three consecutive playoff appearances (2012 to 2014). Chicago didn’t do much in free agency, but they do have a gazillion kickers in camp that are all trying to replace playoff goat Cody Parkey.
Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Prediction
- Chicago Bears Win Total Odds: 9.5
- 2018 Wins: 12
Week 1 vs. Green Bay
The Bears beat Green Bay 24-17 at home in Week 15 last season and they’ll open their 2019 campaign with another statement-making win over their longtime NFC North division rivals in this one! 1-0.
Week 2 at Denver
The Broncos have gone from Case Keenum to Joe Flacco at quarterback. Okay, now that you’ve picked yourself up off the floor from laughter, Chicago’s powerful defense gets up close and personal with Flacco to get the road win in this Week 2 matchup. 2-0.
Week 3 at Washington
The Bears get back-to-back road wins by narrowly getting past a surprisingly feisty Redskins squad in this one. 3-0.
Week 4 vs. Minnesota
Chicago swept a Minnesota team that was favored to win the NFC North a year ago by recording a 25-20 home win in Week 11 and a 24-10 smackdown win in Minnesota in their regular season finale. The Bears make another statement while the Vikings exit this game wishing they had never signed Kirk Cousins to such a foolish long-term deal. 4-0.
Week 5 at Oakland
I’m thinking Khalil Mack is going to single-handedly make the Raiders bear witness to his greatness by unmercifully pounding David Carr into the dirt and hey, if he just so happens to take down Jon Gruden on a sideline tackle, well…there’s that as well. Chicago wins as Mack stars! 5-0.
Week 6 BYE
Week 7 vs. New Orleans
The Bears went a stellar 7-1 at home last season, so, they’re clearly formidable at Soldier Field. Having said that, I’m going with Drew Brees and the Saints to get the big road win here. Chicago will be ‘due’ for a loss after a fantastic start and Brees led New Orleans to a nearly unbeaten 7-1 road mark a year ago. Loss. 5-1.
Week 8 vs. L.A. Chargers
Every year…I have a bunch of high hopes for Philip Rivers and the Chargers to finally fulfill their Super Bowl potential and every year they let me down in a big way. I don’t believe in the Bolts anymore and you shouldn’t either. Win. 6-1.
Week 9 at Philadelphia
The Bears will get a shot at redemption after suffering a heartbreaking 16-15 loss to the Nick Foles-led Eagles in last year’s playoffs, but they don’t get it with Carson Wentz getting back to playing like a MVP caliber superstar in 2019. Loss. 6-2.
Week 10 vs. Detroit
Chicago smacked Detroit around 34-22 at home in week 10 and handled their NFC North division rivals 23-16 in the Motor City in Week 12. I like the Bears to make it three straight over a Lions team I still contend shouldn’t have hired Matt Patricia as their head coach. 7-2.
Week 11 at L.A. Rams
The Rams might be at home, but Chicago has an offense that is almost as potent as L.A.’s and I believe that Mitch Trubisky is just as good as Jared Goff, if not better…plus, the Bears are the only team in this matchup with Khalil Mack. The Bears get the huge road upset. 8-2.
Week 12 vs. NY Giants
Saquon Barkley might be my favorite player in the NFL, but New York will be no match for Chicago in this Week 13 matchup..although it sure would be nice to see Khalil Mack scare the hell out of rookie Daniel Jones in this matchup. 9-2.
Week 13 at Detroit
Sweep, sweep, sweep! Chicago makes in four straight over Matthew Stafford and a Lions franchise that just can’t get it right…like ever! 10-2.
Week 14 vs. Dallas
My vacuum cleaner wasn’t work so I stuck a Cowboys sticker on it and it started sucking again. No…seriously, Dallas goes down in this Week 14 matchup as Chicago looks to improve its playoff position and pick up some momentum prior to the postseason. 11-2.
Week 15 at Green Bay
The Bears are going to be the better of these two teams in 2019, but I’m going to go with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to hold it down at Lambeau Field in this late-season showdown if only because I believe Aaron Rodgers is still great at home in late season games. Loss. 11-3.
Week 16 vs. Kansas City
This Week 16 matchup should be a thriller as Matt Nagy faces his mentor and former employer in Andy Reid an the Kansas City Chiefs. While I’m expecting this pairing to be a knock-down, drag-out thriller, I’m going to back Kansas City to get the super narrow road upset simply because I believe Patrick Mahomes is going to make more plays than Mitch Trubisky. Loss. 11-4.
Week 17 at Minnesota
The Vikings will be completely and utterly desperate in this regular season finale, but I’m going with Chicago to get its second straight regular season sweep over the Vikings. The Bears are now, the better team on both sides of the ball, not to mention they’ve got a more offensive-minded head coach and the better quarterback. Win. 12-4.
I’ve got Chicago getting a dozen wins in 2019, but even if they don’t I’m completely and fully expecting the Bears to record at least 10 victories to top their win total odds.