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Official 2021 Chicago Bears schedule release

Sure it’s been leaked for hours but now it’s official, official

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The NFL schedule is officially out.

While Twitter leaks began yesterday evening, it’s now been officially released by the Chicago Bears and the NFL, the embargo has lifted and here it is:

UPDATE: And the preseason schedule

This is it. The first 17-game NFL schedule in history. The Bears will appear in primetime games at least five times, while having Y noon games for the traditionalists out there.

They will also face the Lions on Thanksgiving for the third time in four years.

Now the fun will be to speculate when things will get turned over to rookie quarterback Justin Fields, unless you think he’ll get the starting job from day one.

The schedule is daunting though, with six playoff teams from a season ago, including the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7.

They also get the Ravens, Steelers, Browns, Rams and Seahawks plus the division rival Packers.

The road trip to play the 17th opponent, the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5 is going to be a popular road trip game.

So, looking it over, which games are you circling, what’s the all-too-early record you have them at?

PRESEASON

Preseason week 1: vs. Miami Dolphins, noon, FOX Chicago

Preseason week 2: vs. Buffalo Bills, noon, FOX Chicago

Preseason week 3: at Tennessee Titans, 6 p.m. C.T. FOX Chicago

REGULAR SEASON

Week 1, 9/12: at Los Angeles Rams, 7:20 p.m. CT, NBC - Sunday Night Football

Week 2, 9/19: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, noon, FOX

Week 3, 9/26: at Cleveland Browns, noon, FOX

Week 4, 10/3: vs. Detroit Lions, noon, FOX

Week 5, 10/10: at Las Vegas Raiders, 3:05 p.m. CT, CBS

Week 6, 10/17: vs. Green Bay Packers, noon, FOX

Week 7, 10/24: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3:25 p.m. CT, CBS

Week 8, 10/31: vs. San Francisco 49ers, noon, FOX

Week 9, 11/8: at Pittsburgh Steelers, 7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN - Monday Night Football

Week 10, 11/14: BYE

Week 11, 11/21: vs. Baltimore Ravens, noon, CBS

Week 12, 11/25: at Detroit Lions, 11:30 a.m. CT, FOX - Thanksgiving Day

Week 13, 12/5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, noon, FOX

Week 14, 12/12: at Green Bay Packers, 7:20 p.m. CT, NBC - Sunday Night Football

Week 15, 12/20: vs. Minnesota Vikings, 7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN - Monday Night Football

Week 16, 12/26: at Seattle Seahawks, 3:05 p.m., FOX

Week 17, 1/2: vs. New York Giants, noon, CBS

Week 18, 1/9/22: at Minnesota Vikings, noon, FOX


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