Who do the Chicago Bears play in the 2022 NFL season?

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After a 2021 season that resulted in a 6-11 record, who do the Chicago Bears have to face in the 2022 NFL season? We already knew the teams, however, it can definitely make a difference on which teams they face during specific times in the season. Where does their bye week fall this season? This is important as well. What about primetime games? Schedules can make or break a team at times. Not sure it will matter for this Bears roster in 2022 since it’s a rebuilding year, but it’s also possible the team performs better than some of us expect.

2022 Chicago Bears schedule is released

There are some familiar faces, yet, some new teams that the Bears will be able to face for the first time in a few seasons.

In the 2022 NFL season, the Chicago Bears have nine home games, however, season ticket holders might not love this schedule, as four home games come Dec. 4 or after.

For those fans, it might be smart to buy the hand warmers in advance.

Here’s the schedule for next year in a more legible way.

Chicago Bears 2022 NFL schedule

Week 1: 49ers at Bears

Week 2: Bears at Packers

Week 3: Texans at Bears

Week 4: Bears at Giants

Week 5: Bears at Vikings

Week 6: Commanders at Bears

Week 7: Bears at Patriots

Week 8: Bears at Cowboys

Week 9: Dolphins at Bears

Week 10: Lions at Bears

Week 11: Bears at Falcons

Week 12: Bears at Jets

Week 13: Packers at Bears

Week 14: BYE WEEK

Week 15: Eagles at Bears

Week 16: Bills at Bears

Week 17: Bears at Lions

Week 18: Vikings at Bears

There are a handful of winnable games for the Chicago Bears, and while there are certainly losable games, too, there are more winnable games.

At the end of the day, this season isn’t one where the Bears are likely Super Bowl Champions, this is a set-up season for next year.

The Bears have a much better shot next year, given Justin Fields progresses the way Bears fans and the coaches hope.

The Bears have an easier schedule this year than last, but none of that really matters if Justin Fields doesn’t progress or if the new regime doesn’t prove to be better than the last.