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Chicago Bears 2015 NFL schedule: Dates, game times, strength of schedule and more

The 2015 NFL Schedule will officially be released tonight at 7pm CT, but it's starting to leak out. Here's what we have gathered from Twitter so far...

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Here is the 2015 Chicago Bears schedule

Week 1 - Sept 13 - Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (12pm FOX)
Week 2 - Sept 20 - Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears (12pm FOX)
Week 3 - Sept 27 - Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks (3:25pm CBS)
Week 4 - Oct 4 - Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears (12pm CBS)
Week 5 - Oct 11 - Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs (12pm FOX)
Week 6 - Oct 18 - Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (12pm FOX)
Week 7 - Oct 25 - BYE
Week 8 - Nov 1 - Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (12pm FOX)
Week 9 - Nov 9 - Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers, Monday Night (7:30pm ESPN)
Week 10 - Nov 15 -  Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams (12pm FOX)
Week 11 - Nov 22 - Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears (12pm CBS)
Week 12 - Nov 26 - Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, Thanksgiving Night (7:30pm NBC)
Week 13 - Dec 6 - San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears (12pm FOX)
Week 14 - Dec 13 - Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears (12pm FOX)
Week 15 - Dec 20 - Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings, December 20 (12pm FOX)
Week 16 - Dec 27 - Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12pm FOX)
Week 17 - Jan 3 - Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (12pm FOX)

According to ESPN, the Bears have the 13th toughest overall schedule for the 2015 season facing opponents with a combined .531 2014 winning percentage. The Bears have the 11th toughest home schedule at .531 and the 12th toughest road schedule at, you guessed it, .531.

Here is the Bears preseason schedule:

Game 1 - Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears, Thursday August 13th at 7 p.m CT
Game 2 - Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts, Saturday August 22nd at 6:30 p.m CT
Game 3 - Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday September 29th at 6:30 p.m CT
Game 4 - Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears, Thursday September 3rd at 7 p.m CT

The Bears got an early start on Phase 1 of their voluntary work out program, meeting at Halas Hall on April 13th. Here are the remaining dates of their off season workout schedule.

OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 1-3, June 8-11
Voluntary Minicamp: April 28-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

For more on what is permitted on each of those dates, click here for more info.

The Bears announced that they will report to training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois on Wednesday, July 29th, with their first practice expected to be on Thursday, July 30th.

FYI: This is an Open Thread, so it's rated WCG-MA