The Bears check in at No. 12 in PFT’s power rankings, which places them seventh in the NFC and second in their division in our preseason assessment of the NFL’s 32 teams.
Chicago hasn’t made the postseason since 2010, when it captured the NFC North, defeated Seattle in the divisional round and fell to Green Bay with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. Overall, the Bears have made the playoffs just five times in the previous 20 seasons, with their 1994, 2001, 2005 and 2006 clubs also qualifying for postseason play.
So let’s get to the poll question: do the Bears get back to the playoffs this season? Or will they again be left to watch the 12-team tournament on TV like the rest of us? The comments and poll are open; have at it.