Chicago Bears schedule announced

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Mitchell Trubisky
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Mitchell Trubisky /

The Chicago Bears 2018 Schedule has officially been announced

The Matt Nagy era starts off with a bang featuring back to back primetime games agains the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The rest of their schedule was unveiled below.

After the primetime start, a road trip to Arizona and a home game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leads their first four games into the bye week. An early bye will give a young head coach a chance to reflect on some of the changes of the job. However, it will also make the end of the schedule a grind.

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The team hits the AFC East in four straight weeks with home games against New England and the Jets sandwiched between Miami and Buffalo.

From there is three straight NFC North matchups which features the teams third primetime of the game of the season. The home game with the Minnesota Vikings is sandwiched between a home game with the Lions and a road trip, on Thanksgiving to the Detroit Lions. A little division rivalry on Thanksgiving for the Bears.

From there, they head to New York to take on the Giants before hosting two potential power house teams in the Rams and the division rival Green Bay Packers. They open the season on the road in Green Bay and close out their home schedule with the Pack coming to Chicago.

However, the team closes this year out with two road games. The San Fransisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings will host the Chicago Bears in back to back to weeks. With the vibes coming from all three teams entering the 2018 NFL Draft, those could be two huge games for Chicago Bears fans. Is meaningful December football officially back?