13. Chicago Bears
Just when it seemed like the Chicago Bears were going to pull off the unthinkable of knocking off the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field to give one of the biggest upsets from Week 1, Aaron Rodgers put together a career performance. All hope seemed lost for the Packers when Rodgers appeared to be knocked out of the game, but the Bears have no one to blame other than themselves for falling apart in this one.
On a positive note, it only took one game for Chicago to realize that acquiring Khalil Mack in a trade was the best decision the team could have made this offseason when seeing how quickly he made an impact on his new defense. Whether it was his key sack or returning an interception for a touchdown in the first half, it’s hard to believe that Mack wasn’t even expected to play that much since he was still playing catch up with the Bears.
As for the offense, Mitch Trubisky is already showing signs of being ready to take the next step with an improved unit to work with thanks to Chicago loading up on new weapons this offseason. Don’t sleep on the Bears in the NFC, as Matt Nagy seems determined to make this team a potential sleeper.