Chicago Bears

NFC North

C-

Overall Team DVOA

-8.9% 23rd

Just two weeks in, the Chicago Bears may stumble into the dawn of the Justin Fields era. Head coach Matt Nagy insists Andy Dalton is the team's starter, but a minor knee injury that Dalton suffered against the Bengals in Week 2 may hold him out of action for the near future and give way to Fields taking hold of the starting job. Chicago's defense is off to a strong start in 2021, so Fields' playmaking potential on offense could be the spark this team needs to stick around as a feisty playoff contender ... if Nagy can get out of the way. -- Derrik Klassen

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 3

Total DVOA
-8.9%23rd
Offense
-26.3%28th
Defense
-13.9%9th
Special Teams
3.5%9th
Weighted DVOA
-8.9%23rd
Unadj. Total VOA
-5.7%23rd
Future Schedule
1.6%16th
Past Schedule
21.5%7th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
7.3 wins24th
Projected Schedule
4.4%1st
Projected DVOA
-4.8%21st
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
25.6%24th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
7.0%24th
Win Super Bowl
0.9%22nd
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
25.6%24th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
7.0%24th
Win Super Bowl
0.9%22nd

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021