Chicago Bears 2013 Schedule is Officially Released


It’s always a special day when the NFL schedule is released.  The 2013 season will definitely have a different feel for the Chicago Bears.  Lovie Smith is out as head coach and Marc Trestman is in with his new offense.  For the first time in over a decade, Brian Urlacher will not be patrolling the middle of the field in the Orange and Blue to open the season. 

The opponents have been set for a while, but there’s always a special magic to learn the actual schedule.  We already knew that the Bears would be playing the challenging AFC North (Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore and Cincinnati) and NFC East (Washington, New York, Dallas and Philadelphia) and the like finishers (3rd place) in the NFC South (New Orleans) and NFC West (St Louis) in addition to the usual NFC North matchups with Green Bay, Detroit and Minnesota.  But now, it’s finally here, the 2013 NFL Schedule.  Here are the dates and times for the Bears:

DATE OPPONENT TIME TV
9/8 CINCINNATI Noon CBS
9/15 MINNESOTA Noon FOX
9/22 at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. NBC
9/29 at Detroit Noon FOX
10/6 NEW ORLEANS Noon FOX
10/10 NEW YORK 7:25 p.m. NFLN
10/20 at Washington Noon FOX
10/27 OPEN DATE
11/4 at Green Bay 7:40 p.m. ESPN
11/10 DETROIT Noon FOX
11/17 BALTIMORE Noon-* CBS
11/24 at St. Louis Noon-* FOX
12/1 at Minnesota Noon-* FOX
12/9 DALLAS 7:40 p.m. ESPN
12/15 at Cleveland Noon-* FOX
12/22 at Philadelphia Noon-* FOX
12/29 GREEN BAY Noon-* FOX

 

So the Bears get four prime time dates including a Sunday nighter at Pittsburgh, the obligatory Thursday night game hosting the Giants and a couple of Monday Night Football games (@ Green Bay following their Bye week) and hosting Dallas on December 9th.

If you’re like me and my group of friends, we immediately start making our travel plans and figuring out the wins and losses.   Which games are you most excited to see?  What record are you predicting for the Marc Trestmanl-led Chicago Bears?

We’re going to have plenty more coverage of the new schedule including our absurdly early predictions for each game and an overall record for the first year of the Marc Trestman era.

BEAR DOWN!!!

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  • EnglishBearsFan

    My initial predictions:

    Bengals W
    Vikings W
    Steelers L
    Lions W
    Saints W
    Giants L
    Redskins – Really can’t decide
    Packers L
    Lions W
    Ravens L
    Rams W
    Vikings W
    Cowboys W
    Browns W
    Eagles W
    Packers L

    Now… it’s very early days of course, but just putting pen to paper I see the Bears as a team that can win 9 to 11 games this year. Predictions change throughout the course of a season. Various things happen that change how a team performs. For example last year the Saints weren’t as good as people expected, Payton’s suspension and everything along with that played it’s part. The Colts, Seahawks and Redskins were better than expected. I’m sure plenty of people would have pencilled in the Seahawks as a win last year, but as we know, they came into Soldier Field and beat us. The draft could even change predictions.

    I’ve put us down to lose to Green Bay twice, following the trend of recent years. However a new coaching staff might be what is needed to help beat the Pack.

    I do like that end of season though. Rams, Vikings, Cowboys, Browns and Eagles. All winnable games. If we can end the year on a high it could give us confidence heading into that Green Bay finale. Given our recent record against the Packers, I wouldn’t like to go into that game needing a win to make the playoffs. If we can finish the season strongly, get a bit of a hot streak going, it would be great for us if we were to make the playoffs. Give us that confidence and momentum going in, good to be starting off slow and get better as year goes on than be a team that starts hot and fizzles out. *Cough* 2011 and 2012 Bears *Cough*.

    Time will tell, but I am PUMPED for the new season. Is it September yet?!. At least we don’t have to wait much longer for the draft!! :) Bear Down!!!

    • BearGogglesOn

      If you go negative on the ‘Skins, that still gets them to 10-6. Hmm, that sounds familiar: http://beargoggleson.com/2013/04/19/chicago-bears-schedule-predictions/

      You have them getting on a good roll late in the season. Hope you’re right. Packers game in Week 17 could be HUGE depending on the division race.

      • EnglishBearsFan

        yeah, I said 9 to 11 as I was unsure about the Vikings road game too. But I think 10 is about right for this Bears team. Hopefully this time it’ll be enough to get us into the playoffs.