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NFL 2018 season predictions: Playoff teams, key award winners and the Bears' record

The Chicago Tribune's Bears writers pick their 2018 NFL playoff teams, key award winners and predict the Bears' record.

NFC North

Brad Biggs: Vikings

Rich Campbell: Vikings

David Haugh: Vikings

Colleen Kane: Vikings

Dan Wiederer: Vikings

NFC South

Brad Biggs: Falcons

Rich Campbell: Saints

David Haugh: Saints

Colleen Kane: Saints

Dan Wiederer: Falcons

NFC East

Brad Biggs: Eagles

Rich Campbell: Eagles

David Haugh: Eagles

Colleen Kane: Eagles

Dan Wiederer: Eagles

NFC West

Brad Biggs: Rams

Rich Campbell: Rams

David Haugh: Rams

Colleen Kane: Rams

Dan Wiederer: 49ers

NFC wild cards

Brad Biggs: Packers, Saints

Rich Campbell: Packers, Falcons

David Haugh: Packers, Falcons

Colleen Kane: Packers, Falcons

Dan Wiederer: Packers, Rams

AFC North

Brad Biggs: Steelers

Rich Campbell: Steelers

David Haugh: Steelers

Colleen Kane: Steelers

Dan Wiederer: Steelers

AFC South

Brad Biggs: Jaguars

Rich Campbell: Titans

David Haugh: Texans

Colleen Kane: Jaguars

Dan Wiederer: Texans

AFC East

Brad Biggs: Patriots

Rich Campbell: Patriots

David Haugh: Patriots

Colleen Kane: Patriots

Dan Wiederer: Patriots

AFC West

Brad Biggs: Chargers

Rich Campbell: Chiefs

David Haugh: Chiefs

Colleen Kane: Chargers

Dan Wiederer: Chargers

AFC wild cards

Brad Biggs: Texans, Chiefs

Rich Campbell: Texans, Chargers

David Haugh: Chargers, Jaguars

Colleen Kane: Chiefs, Texans

Dan Wiederer: Jaguars, Ravens

Super Bowl LIII matchup

Brad Biggs: Rams vs. Jaguars

Rich Campbell: Saints vs. Patriots

David Haugh: Vikings vs. Steelers

Colleen Kane: Vikings vs. Patriots

Dan Wiederer: Vikings vs. Steelers

Super Bowl LIII champion

Brad Biggs: Rams

Rich Campbell: Patriots

David Haugh: Vikings

Colleen Kane: Vikings

Dan Wiederer: Steelers

NFL AWARDS

MVP

Brad Biggs: Todd Gurley, Rams, RB

Rich Campbell: Aaron Rodgers, Packers, QB

David Haugh: Todd Gurley, Rams, RB

Colleen Kane: Aaron Rodgers, Packers, QB

Dan Wiederer: Tom Brady, Patriots, QB

Offensive rookie of the year

Brad Biggs: Saquon Barkley, Giants, RB

Rich Campbell: Saquon Barkley, Giants, RB

David Haugh: Saquon Barkley, Giants, RB

Colleen Kane: Saquon Barkley, Giants, RB

Dan Wiederer: Saquon Barkley, Giants, RB

Defensive rookie of the year

Brad Biggs: Roquan Smith, Bears, ILB

Rich Campbell: Roquan Smith, Bears, ILB

David Haugh: Roquan Smith, Bears, ILB

Colleen Kane: Roquan Smith, Bears, ILB

Dan Wiederer: Bradley Chubb, Broncos, OLB

Coach of the year

Brad Biggs: Sean McVay, Rams

Rich Campbell: Andy Reid, Chiefs

David Haugh: Mike Zimmer, Vikings

Colleen Kane: Mike Zimmer, Vikings

Dan Wiederer: Kyle Shanahan, 49ers

Bears MVP

Brad Biggs: Jordan Howard

Rich Campbell: Khalil Mack

David Haugh: Khalil Mack

Colleen Kane: Khalil Mack

Dan Wiederer: Khalil Mack

Bears record

Brad Biggs: 8-8

Rich Campbell: 7-9

David Haugh: 8-8

Colleen Kane: 8-8

Dan Wiederer: 8-8

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