The Bears Also Announced Their Preseason Opponents (UPDATE)
Not to be totally lost in the shuffle, the Chicago Bears also shared their preseason schedule.
Times and dates aren’t available just yet. But they will be in due time. And we’ll be ready to update this post when it happens. However, what’s most important is that the Bears have three preseason games on their schedule. Two of those will be at home. And here they are (with the update!):
The rest of our original post is as follows.
The Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and Buffalo Bills provide the exhibition opposition for Chicago’s football team this summer. OK, so we probably won’t see a lot of Derrick Henry in Preseason Week 1 when the Titans come to town. And the Bills will likely rest their key cogs, too. But maybe we’ll get a healthy dose of Anthony Richardson when the Bears travel to Indy to play the Colts.
Don’t get me wrong. I know how easy it is to dismiss preseason games. And I won’t blame you if you don’t tune in to any of the action during the exhibition portion of the schedule. As long as you circle back there for all your preseason game analysis, we’ll call it even. Last year’s Bears were undefeated in the preseason. In other words, we know that those results aren’t an indication of what is to come when the regular season begins. But it doesn’t mean those games are inconsequential. There are plenty of jobs to be won (and lost) during this summer’s preseason contests.
And yet, I’ve found preseason games to be a unique value — both in terms of cost and entertainment. There are few things I enjoy as much as taking three hours out of a summer afternoon to watch football without worrying about if every snap is a make-or-break play on the season. Bonus points because those games won’t severely dent my wallet.
All that to say that I’ve got my eyes on an exhibition date in Indianapolis. Because depending on the time and date, I can get game tickets, hotel accommodations, travel expenses, and a nice steak dinner at St. Elmo’s for a cost that is less than what it would some of these premium regular games. And without the stress of it being a must-win showdown.