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Bears are a strong bet to win more games than projected in 2022

Chicago Bears fans are generally an optimistic bunch. Despite a roster with legitimate questions at wide receiver and along the offensive line, hope remains that second-year quarterback Justin Fields can lead the Bears to more wins than expected, which isn’t many, according to Caeser’s Sportsbook.

The Bears’ 2022 over/under win total was set at 6.5 after the release of this year’s NFL schedule. Double-digit losses are anticipated for Chicago this fall. ESPN’s Courtney Cronin wouldn’t be surprised; she doesn’t view this Bears team as one that can contend for the NFC North.

“The NFC North is more open than in years past, but Chicago isn’t a team currently built to contend for the playoffs, let alone a division title,” Cronin wrote. “The Bears will play 13 straight games before they get a week off late in the season. If they want to hit the over, they might have to rely on their defense to carry the load with some early wins as Justin Fields builds chemistry with his new teammates during the early portion of the schedule.”

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