The NFL is preparing to release its regular-season schedule on Thursday, which means we’ll soon know when the Chicago Bears will finally take the field with Matt Nagy as their head coach.
In what will be part of a two-hour special starting at 7 p.m. CT on NFL Network, we’ll get our first look at what the Bears’ schedule will look like when Mitch Trubisky enters his first full season as the team’s starting quarterback.
As a refresher, let’s revisit Chicago’s list of opponents:
- HOME: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, New York Jets
- AWAY: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Lions, Packers, Vikings.
The 2018 Bears schedule features a handful of stud quarterbacks, one Super Bowl participant, three teams that made the playoffs, and two other teams with winning records who missed the postseason. Chicago’s list of opponents also includes three teams with new head coaches.
Nagy, Mitch Trubisky, and the rest of the gang will have their hands full in the season to come. And wouldn’t it be something if it could all kick off with a bang in Week 1:
Whoops! Bears tickets go on sale 1 *hour* after the schedule is unveiled Thursday night (7pm schedule, 8pm tickets).
Anyway, my Week 1 guess is at Green Bay. To make up for an incorrect tweet, I’ll make one more mock schedule pick: how about Week 17 at home vs. Detroit.
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 18, 2018
I’ve heard some rumblings about this being a possibility, too. And while nothing is confirmed (and won’t be until Thursday), I suppose Opening Day in Green Bay has a nice little ring to it.