The NFL is set to officially release their schedule later tonight at 7:00 PM (CT) simultaneously on the NFL Network, the NFL app and NFL.com. As they do every year, they have a big to-do planned with analysts breaking things down as games are revealed, but for many of us the whole thing ends up being anti-climatic.
Reason being, the socially media savvy is always able to piece together a full season schedule by following several NFL beat writers on Twitter. The news leaks early every year, and we always have the full Chicago Bears schedule long before the NFL Network’s three-hour spectacular kicks off.
Also, for the first time ever the NFL is allowing each team to “officially” announce their schedule at 6:30 PM (CT).
The only dates we know for sure right now is that regular season will kick off on Thursday, September 10 with the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting someone (rumor is the Texans), and it will end end after Week 17 is played on January 2, 2021. All of the international games have been cancelled for the 2020 season.
Super Bowl LV is currently scheduled for February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
As a reminder here are the Bears’ opponents in 2020 and as the schedule leaks start to trickle in we’ll update the weekly tracker below.
Chicago Bears 2020 Schedule (LINK)
- Preseason week 1) August 13-17 vs the Cleveland Browns
- Preseason week 2) August 20-24 at the Denver Broncos
- Preseason week 3) August 27-30 vs the San Francisco 49ers
- Preseason week 4) September 3-4 at the Tennessee Titans
- Week 1) Sunday, September 13 at Detroit, 12:00 (CT) on FOX (link)
- Week 2) Sunday, September 20 vs Giants, 12:00 (CT) on CBS
- Week 3) Sunday, September 27 at Atlanta, 12:00 (CT) on FOX
- Week 4) Sunday, October 4 vs the Colts, 12:00 (CT) on CBS
- Week 5) Thursday Night, October 8 vs the Buccaneers, 7:20 PM on FOX/NFLN/Amazon
- Week 6) Sunday, October 18 at Carolina, 12:00 (CT) on FOX
- Week 7) Monday Night, October 26 at the L.A. Rams, 7:15 PM on ESPN
- Week 8) November 1, 3:25 PM (CT) on FOX vs the Saints (link)
- Week 9) Sunday, November 8, Bears at Titans (link)
- Week 10) Monday Night, November 16 vs the Vikings, 7:15 PM on ESPN
- Week 11) BYE WEEK
- Week 12) Sunday Night, November 29 at Green Bay, 7:20 PM on NBC
- Week 13) Sunday, December 6 vs the Lions, 12:00 (CT) on FOX
- Week 14) Sunday, December 13 vs the Texans, 12:00 (CT) on CBS
- Week 15) Sunday, December 20 at Minnesota, 12:00 (CT) on FOX
- Week 16) Sunday, December 27 at Jacksonville, 12:00 (CT) on FOX
- Week 17) Sunday, January 3 vs the Packers, 12:00 (CT) on FOX
With the current COVID-19 pandemic still impeding on our sense of normalcy, there’s a chance that some of, if not all of, the 2020 NFL season will be cancelled or altered. At this point there are too many unknowns, so take this schedule for what it is now, a nice distraction to talk about the sport we all love.
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