The Chicago Bears have played 8 games and before going to a 17-game season, this would be the midpoint so I'm gonna check in with my 2023 predictions.
The Asterik games are games I didn't technically make a prediction but did lean a certain way. so I'm going to count them at face value.
Thus my record is 4-4. Do the Bears still have a chance? Mathematically, sure. Realistically, nope. They should have won the Tampa Bay, Broncos, and Vikings games but didn't.
The rest of the schedule is comprised of beatable teams and the Lions so they could go 7 and 2. They won't. But they could. Last year the Detroit Lions started 1-6 and finished 9-8. The difference is some of those losses were helped by the refs.
But here's the thing. Even if they do and have a 9-8 record, they would still miss the playoffs because of tiebreakers because that is who the Bears are. They fail to control their destiny.