The Chicago Bears will be a part of the NFL’s international series of games in 2024, the league announced this morning.
The Bears and Minnesota Vikings will play games at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Jacksonville Jaguars will play at Wembley Stadium in London, and the Carolina Panthers will have a game in Munich, Germany, at Allianz Arena.
Here’s the statement released from Bears Chairman George McCaskey.
“Every game the Chicago Bears play is rich in tradition, culture and passion. And every year, game after game, we look forward to welcoming fans to experience that richness. This year, we will take our storied franchise and tradition back to London and share internationally what our fans locally experience at every game. We are excited to join the many NFL teams who are expanding internationally to play a game in London during our 2024 season.”
With the Bears having nine home games scheduled this season, they will be the designated home team in London, meaning here are the teams they could be facing: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, or the New England Patriots.
Since Carolina, Jacksonville, and Minnesota are scheduled internationally, and a divisional opponent seems unlikely, my guess is it’ll be the Rams, Titans, Seahawks, or Patriots.