Last year was pretty successful for the Monsters of the Midway. An NFC North Championship and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game capped a very good year.
But that was last year.
This year, the Bears face a tough schedule by virtue of their first-place finish in the division and facing the NFC South, who could have sent three teams to the playoffs last year if the chips fell their way.
And don't count the upward moving AFC west in the 'gimme' win column.
The Chargers were the second-ranked offense in the league last year, the Chiefs and the Raiders are both on their way upward, and the Broncos don't have Josh McDaniels making inexplicable personnel moves this year, so they should start catching up.
And of course, the Bears will face the Vikings, Lions and Packers. The Packers are the defending Super Bowl Champs, the Lions are moving up in the world quickly, and the Vikings could be tougher than expected as the Christian Ponder Era begins.
So, what games should the Bears be most wary of? Today we'll take a look at the games that should give the Bears the most trouble this season.
So let's get started.