Mahomes, Brees, Gruden, and Others Line the List of Bears' 2019 Opponents

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Mahomes, Brees, Gruden, and Others Line the List of Bears’ 2019 Opponents

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The 2018 Chicago Bears provided a great single-season turnaround and made the playoffs for the first time since 2010, by posting a 12-4 record and winning the NFC North. Reigning NFL Coach of the Year Matt Nagy and the rest of the squad will try to make the playoffs for a second straight season, doing something no Bears team has done since the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

Here are the opponents who stand in their way:

HOME GAMES

  • New Orleans Saints (13-3)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (12-4)
  • Dallas Cowboys (10-6)
  • New York Giants (5-11)
  • Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1)
  • Green Bay Packers (6-9-1)
  • Detroit Lions (6-10)

AWAY GAMES

  • Los Angeles Rams (13-3)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
  • Washington Redskins (7-9)
  • Denver Broncos (6-10)
  • Raiders (in London) (4-12)
  • Packers
  • Vikings
  • Lions

Well, this schedule certainly looks fun – matchups against reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes, as well as future Hall of Famers Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, plus star-studded showdowns against stud running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley? Uh, yes please.¬†And to think, that’s just the home games. The Bears will also travel to Philadelphia for a playoff rematch against the Eagles.¬†Further, they’ll take their talents to Los Angeles to renew acquaintances with the Rams in a game that should feature warmer climates than their Soldier Field showdown last December. And who’s up for a reunion with Vic Fangio in Denver? OH! Let’s not forget a trip to merry ol’ London to face the Raiders. It all adds up to what should be a fun slate of football to watch for Bears fans.

Reminder: Last year’s schedule was perceived to be daunting around this time last year, and at one point was ranked as the eighth-hardest in 2018. Just something to keep in mind.

Basically, I’m using this space to keep you from pulling too much away from a schedule on February 4. Facing a Super Bowl runner up and five other playoff teams seems like a daunting task, but Chicago had a tall mountain to climb during the 2018 regular season and cleared it. The Bears need to embrace the target in 2019, as they set their sights on the Lombardi trophy. This year’s schedule will be a challenge, to be sure, but a welcome one.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.