Even though the NFL’s schedule isn’t set to be released until later this evening, following the leaks that emerge throughout the day is tradition unlike any other.
So, yes, we’ll run down the full Chicago Bears’ schedule once it becomes officially official. But in the meantime, we can start sorting through some of the early leaks that have begun to surface.
Radio host Danny Parkins of 670 The Score has started to share some of the schedule leaks he has heard. And to this point, there are six games that have popped up on his radar.
• Week 1: at the Lions No Thanksgiving three-peat for the Bears in Motown)
• Week 5: vs. Tom Brady’s Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football
• Week 7: at Rams at the new So-Fi Stadium on Monday Night Football
• Week 10: vs. Vikings on Monday Night Football
• Week 12: at Packers on Sunday Night Football
• Week 17: vs. Packers
Off the bat we’re looking at four prime-time games projected for the Bears. That might be a curious decision in the eyes of some – given the 8-8 record in 2019 (and the general disappointment after a 12-4 division-winning season the year prior). But with so much at stake heading into 2020 with Mitch Trubisky’s future in the air and the team leaning on Nick Foles as an alternative plan should Trubisky falter, there will be no shortage of drama or story lines for us to follow.
We’ll continue to update this post as the day goes on. In the meantime, it’s nice to start mapping out how the Bears are going to put together the most improbable 16-0 season yet.
Here come the Titans, via Harry Teinowitz, who has long been the man breaking Bears-related NFL schedule news for more than a decade:
— Harry Teinowitz (@HeyTweetHarry) May 7, 2020
The last time the Bears visited Nashville, they reportedly drank the town dry. And while I’m unsure if we’ll have fans in stadiums by then, Nashville is high on my list of places I would like to visit as a fan.
The rest of the schedule has leaked, and I’ve seen some prominent folks who cover the Bears and/or have their finger on the pulse of the NFL share it, so here goes nothing:
This is the Chicago Bears schedule pic.twitter.com/k35XBsoGWD
— NFL Schedule Leaks (@LeaksNfl) May 7, 2020
This vibes with some of the earlier leaks that were offered up earlier in the day. Everything seems to fit in nicely, all things considered. We’ll certainly have a new post once all this becomes officially official. Stay tuned.