3 Reasons Why the Chicago Bears Will Win Super Bowl 54
The Chicago Bears were expected to improve in 2018 after the hiring of a new head coach Matt Nagy and the arrival of Khalil Mack to Windy City, but not many had thought prior to last season that the team was going to top the NFC North. But here they are, marching into the 2019 NFL season as the reigning kings of the division.
Nitrogen Sports Blog breaks down three reasons why the Chicago Bears’ odds to win Super Bowl 54 is shorter than it was in recent years.
The monsters of the midway are back
The Bears earned the nickname Monsters of the Midway back in 1940 when they dominated the entire league. And the nickname popped up again in 1985 when the Bears made another Super Bowl run. Now the Bears are looking to resurrect their glory days heading into the 2019 season.
The Bears played suffocating defense in 2018. After an abysmal 2017, the Bears made a complete turnaround. The addition of Khalil Mack was the driving force behind it. After bringing Mack to Chicago, the Bears looked like a defensive juggernaut. They racked up impressive takeaway stats, as well as limiting opponents to only 17.7 points per game, the lowest allowed in the league.
The development of Mitchell Trubisky
The Bears are hoping to make strides in the offensive side of the ball as well. And the key to the Bears improving their offense is 3rd year QB, Mitchell Trubisky. He took a big step forward for the Bears last year. In his second year, the QB looked smooth while putting up career highs and showing drastic improve in basically every facet of his game.
Trubisky’s hard work landed him a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl squad. Heading into the new season, the word is spreading that Trubisky now has a veteran’s understanding of the playbook. The Chicago Bears’ odds to win Super Bowl 54 are the shortest among all NFC North teams, as of this writing.
The offensive line
If Trubisky breaks out into the MVP stratosphere, the success will originate from the line. The Bears’ offensive line was one of the most efficient units in all of football last season. The Bears‘ line gave Trubisky a lot of time, and routinely blasted open spaces for Bears’ rushing attack. The Bears’ offensive line had all that success in 2018 with a couple of players out of position.
This year, we might see a leap forward with James Daniels moving to center and Cody Whitehair to left guard. With everyone in their natural spots, Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich thinks the line will be even more dominant.
Unlike last year, the Chicago Bears are no longer slept on. That’s very evident on the Chicago Bears’ odds to win Super Bowl 54. Want to start betting on the NFL? Make sure to read our NFL betting guide, and while you’re at it, have a shot at winning guaranteed BTC prizes when you join a Nitrogen Sports NFL Survivor Pool.