Chicago Bears 2016 Opponents Announced


The Chicago Bears finished their 2015 season with a loss to the Detroit Lions dropping their record to 6-10. That 6-10 record was good for last in the NFC North and once that was determined, so were the Bears’ 2016 opponents.

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The Bears will face their three division rivals twice and square off against the AFC South and NFC East as well as the fourth place teams in the NFC South and NFC West. It makes for a very manageable 2016 schedule. While we won’t know the official schedule until April, below are the Bears’ opponents for next season.

HOME: Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers.

AWAY: Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Now of course, it’s impossible to really know how any of these teams will be next season (anyone expect the Carolina Panthers to go 15-1 or the Baltimore Ravens to go 5-11?) but based on this season, the Bears face the two worst divisions in the NFL. The 49ers have serious problems, and there is no reason to think the Bears won’t be able to win Lovie Bowl III.

If the Bears can level their record in the division, they have a very manageable home record (which is great after a horrible 1-7 showing in 2015) and if the Bears continue to improve, a winning record and at least a chance at a playoff spot is well within reach.

With a young, smart GM; an excellent coaching staff and an improved roster, the Bears will win more games in 2016 than they did in 2015. Things are looking up in Chicago, be patient, Bears fans, be patient.