Earlier this week, a Vegas insider revealed the two most-popular bets to win the Super Bowl this season.
The Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears received the most amount of money bet on them to hoist the Lombardi Trophy – despite the significant challenges they both face within their own divisions.
Chicago enjoyed an incredible first year under head coach Matt Nagy, going 12-4. If the team had a field goal kicker, they might have represented the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Despite all of their success last year, CBS Sports doesn’t see the Bears equaling their 12-win total from 2018.
In fact, CBS Sports suggests Chicago has the most-difficult road to the Super Bowl. After looking at every team’s schedule, the site thinks the Bears could be in trouble this year.
The NFL clearly doesn’t care that the Bears are celebrating their 100th anniversary this season, because Chicago got handed the most brutal schedule in the league this year. After going 12-4 last season, the Bears are almost certainly going to have a worse record this year, mostly because that’s what pretty much happens to every team following a year where they go 12-4.
From 2015 to 2017, 13 teams went 12-4 or better and out of those 13 teams, 12 of them had a worse record the next season.
The 2019 schedule won’t be kind to the Bears. It starts in the season-opener, a rematch of last year’s epic Chicago-Green Bay contest that saw Aaron Rodgers come back from the dead to sink the Bears’ hopes.
Sorry, Bears fans.