If You Thought the Bears' 2017 Schedule Was Tough, Wait 'Till You See Their 2018 Opponents

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If You Thought the Bears’ 2017 Schedule Was Tough, Wait ‘Till You See Their 2018 Opponents

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Times and dates will be announced somewhere down the road, but we already know each of the opponents who will oppose the Chicago Bears in 2018.

And you thought the 2017 schedule was tough, check this out (current 2017 records):

HOME GAMES

  • Minnesota Vikings (11-3)
  • New England Patriots (11-3)
  • Los Angeles Rams (10-4)
  • Seattle Seahawks (8-6)
  • Detroit Lions (8-6)
  • Green Bay Packers (7-7)
  • New York Jets (5-9)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10)

AWAY GAMES

  • Buffalo Bills (8-6)
  • Miami Dolphins (6-8)
  • Arizona Cardinals (6-8)
  • San Francisco 49ers (4-10)
  • New York Giants (2-12)
  • Vikings
  • Lions
  • Packers

The 2018 Bears schedule features three division champions and a total of 10 games against teams at or above .500 through 15 weeks of the 2017 NFL season. At first glance, one could make a case the 2018 schedule looks to be more challenging than the one the team will complete on December 31.

Not only is the list of opponents daunting, the quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky will square off against will provide some kind of challenge in 2018. There are 10 games on the schedule against quarterbacks who earned “above average” grades or better from Pro Football Focus through 15 games. That list is headlined by Tom Brady, but also features Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Matthew Stafford, Tyrod Taylor. Meanwhile, Jared Goff and Eli Manning are just on the outside looking in.

If you’re keeping score at home, that group includes four Super Bowl winners (Brady, Russell, Rodgers, Manning). So much for benefiting from a last-place schedule.

Of course, the 2018 schedule could also bring some fun matchups. Traveling to San Francisco (Jimmy Garoppolo) and Miami (Jay Cutler) or hosting the New York Jets (and possibly old friend Josh McCown) could be a treat that injects life into a season in which the Bears could be in transition.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.