Chicago Bears Playoff Chances Heading in to the 2024 Season

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Key Takeaways:

  • ⭐ The Bears hold the number 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft
  • ❌ The Bears did not make the playoffs last season
  • πŸ“Š  The Bears have a 23.8% chance to win the NFC North

Now that the Bears' season is over, the focus shifts on the off season - including the NFL Draft. That builds the question of who will the bears draft in 2024?

According to the DrafKings Illinois sportsbook, USC QB Caleb Williams is the overwhelming favorite to be drafted number 1 overall (-1200).

If the Bears do in fact draft Williams, it opens the question of who Justin Fields next team will be.

Quarterback drama aside - the Bears have made a ton of offseason moves to improve the roster. The Bears brought in star WR Keenan Allen in exchange for a 4th round pick with the Los Angeles Chargers.

In addition to Allen, the Bears are bringing in more offensive weapons with former Eagles RB D'Andre Swift and Chargers TE Gerald Everett.

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What are the Bears Playoff Chances?

Playoff props are not available for next season at llinois sportsbooks yet. Here is what we know so far:

Bears Playoff ChancesN/A
Bears Miss PlayoffsN/A
Bears Win Super Bowl2.4% (+4000)
Bears Win NFC4.3% (+2200)
Bears Win NFC North22.2% (+350)
βœ… Last Verified:June 7, 2024

Odds are provided by the FanDuel Illinois sportsbook - odds are subject to change

Can the Bears Make the Playoffs?

Yes. Every team can technically make the playoffs at this point. The Bears gained some momentum at the end of last season and have improved the roster this offseason.

Chicago Bears Playoff Chances Week-by-Week

Playoff prop odds are not available at Illinois sportsbook apps yet. When they become available, we will have updated odds each week here.

Chicago Bears Offseason Updates June 2024

Stay up to date with the latest Bears news and how it impacts their postseason chances:

  • πŸ“… March 14: Acquired WR Keenan Allen from the Chargers for a 2024 4th-round pick.
  • πŸ“… March 14: Agreed to terms with OL Coleman Shelton on one-year contract.
  • πŸ“… March 14: Agreed to terms with LB Amen Ogbongbemiga on one-year contract.
  • πŸ“… March 13: Agreed to terms with RB D'Andre Swift on three-year contract.
  • πŸ“… March 13: Agreed to terms with TE Gerald Everett on two-year contract.
  • πŸ“… March 13: Agreed to terms with DB Jonathan Owens on two-year contract.
  • πŸ“… March 13: Agreed to terms with OL Matt Pryor on one-year contract.
  • πŸ“… March 13: Agreed to terms with QB Brett Rypien on one-year contract.
  • πŸ“… March 4: Agreed to trade a 2024 5th round pick to the Bills in for OL Ryan Bates.

The Bears are clearly making a big effort to improve the roster heading in to the next season.

Make sure to bookmark this page to stay up to date with recent Bears news and developments.

Chicago Bears 2024 Schedule

The 2024 NFL schedule is not availabel yet. It will be released in May. We do know who the Bears will play in 2024, we just don't know when yet. 

Home Opponents:

  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Carolina Panthers
  • New England Patriots

Away Opponents:

  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Washington Commanders

 

Key Contributors Toward Bears Playoff Chances

Perhaps no player is more important to the Bears than Chicago QB Justin Fields. The potential is definitely there, but the support around the young QB has been questionable. 

With new weapons for the 2024 season, there are no more excuses for Fields to perform at a high level.

The Bears now have a high level group of pass catchers, retaining WR DJ Moore and bringing in WR Keenan Allen, and TE Gerald Everett.

The Bears will also rely on former Eagles RB D'Andre Swift to keep a steady run game going.

On defense, DE Montez Sweat's impact on the defense cannot be understated, as he will be a key foundation piece for years to come.

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Where Can I Bet on the Chicago Bears to Make the Playoffs?

Fortunately for fans in the Windy City, Chicago sports betting is legal in the city, as well as throughout the entire state, both online and at retail sportsbooks. 

Retail locations with sportsbooks include:

  • πŸ“ Rivers Casino in Des Plaines (BetRivers)
  • πŸ“ Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin (Caesars)
  • πŸ“ Harrah's Metropolis Hotel & Casino in Metropolis (Caesars)
  • πŸ“ Harrah's Joliet Hotel & Casino in Joliet (Caesars)
  • πŸ“ Hollywood Casino Joliet in Joliet (ESPN BET)
  • πŸ“ Hollywood Casino Aurora in Aurora (ESPN BET)
  • πŸ“ DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis (DraftKings)
  • πŸ“ Fairmount Park in Collinsville (FanDuel)
  • πŸ“ Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria (FanDuel)
  • πŸ“ Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney (PointsBet, soon to be Fanatics)
  • πŸ“ Argosy Casino Alton in Alton (ESPN BET)
  • πŸ“ The Temporary by American Place Casino in Waukegan (Circa)
  • πŸ“ Bally’s Chicago Casino at Medinah Temple in Chicago (Bally Bet)
  • πŸ“ Rockford Casino in Rockford (Hard Rock Bet)

For one of the most popular in person sportsbooks, consider checking out Circa Illinois.

Online sportsbooks in Illinois include BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, Circa, DraftKings, ESPN BET, FanDuel, PointsBet (soon to be Fanatics). ESPN BET Illinois is the newest member of the sports betting scene in the state.

Looking Ahead: Chicago Bears Playoff Picture

The Bears will be unlikely to make the playoffs, but it is certainly obtainable if things go their way.

Are the Bears Out of the Playoff Picture?

No, the Bears can make the playoffs next season.

Where Do the Bears Rank in the NFC North?

The Bears finished last in the NFC North last season. According to the BetMGM Illinois sportsbook, the Bears have the 3rd best odds to win the division next year.

Here is what the final standings looked like last year:

  1. Detroit Lions (+140)
  2. Green Bay Packers (+210)
  3. Chicago Bears (+350)
  4. Minnesota Vikings (+650)

Where Do the Bears Rank in the NFC Playoff Standings?

The Bears currently hold the 8th best odds to win the NFC at +2200 odds.

Where Do the Bears Rank in the NFC Wild Card Race?

The Bears did not make the playoffs last season.

Can the Bears Get the No. 1 Seed?

Statistically, yes, it is possible. However, it is highly unlikely that the Bears get the 1 seed next season.

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Chicago Bears Preseason Win Total 2024

Season win totals are not widely available yet. When they are, we will have them here.

Bears Postseason Outlook & Predictions

The Bears fell short of hopeful expectations last season. However, considering the off season moves the team has already made, I expect the team to build on the momentum they built at the end of last season. 

I believe the Bears will shock some people and make it to the playoffs next year. 

However, the Bears Super Bowl Odds are very doubtful.

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