Chicago Bears 2014 Schedule Release Primer
Road games in the NFL are always a challenge, so facing a handful of playoff teams among their road games makes it that much tougher. Besides the NFC North-winning Packers, the Bears will face the Patriots, 49ers and Panthers on the road. They’ll get to check out the Niners’ new home Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and also visit TCF Bank Stadium, where the Vikings will hang their horns for a couple of years while their new home is built. If you can get 4-5 wins on the road, that’d be a good sign.
Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Wide angle view of Lambeau Field during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packersat Lambeau Field. San Francisco won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Last season the Bears went under the lights five times, going 4-1 in prime time. How many prime time games could you expect? The Bears will not appear on Thanksgiving day because the Lions are due to host an AFC team this year and the Bears host the Cowboys. Unless they get a prime time game on Turkey night, you’re stuck with your family this Thanksgiving. How many prime time games do you think the Bears will get? I’d think with one of the top TV markets and a strong offensive club, I’m expecting about four games under the lights.
As always, there are high hopes and even higher expectations for the Bears in 2014. Stay tuned to Bear Goggles for the latest schedule info. We’ll have a full breakdown as soon as the schedule drops at 7PM Central this evening.