Bears schedule 2024: Every opponent ranked from easiest to hardest

This is the definitive ranking that definitely won't change in 6 months.
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Light Work For Caleb Williams (Probably)

17. Washington Commanders (Away)

1 overall vs 2 overall! Caleb Williams' homecoming! This is one of the juicier games of the season from a narrative standpoint, which is nice because that is about all it's got going for it. Coming off a bye, the Bears don't really have an excuse to come out flat.

16. Carolina Panthers (Home)

This game is for the fans. 60 minutes of being able to openly gloat about what the Panthers handed the Bears? I honestly feel kind of bad for Carolina fans for the week they're going to endure. It's not their fault that David Tepper exists.

15. New England Patriots (Home)

1 overall vs 3 overall! It's kinda like the Washington game, but slightly less depressing. Only slightly, though. New England's defense is going to be good enough to give the Bears fits, but you could probably say the same thing about Chicago's defense. If the Bears are really going to be a Wild Card-level team, these are the games they have to put away.

14. Arizona Cardinals (Away)

Any reason to relive the Dennis Green game is good enough for me. Seeing Jaylon Johnson go up against Marvin Harrison Jr. for 60 minutes will be worth it alone.