The Chicago Bears will announce their 2022 schedule on Thursday night as the NFL releases its full slate of games for the upcoming season.
NFL Network will air a scheduled-release show at 7 p.m., with a number of players, coaches, and analysts as guests.
The Bears already had their houses and anti-street sets.
Along with playing Soldier Field and away NFC North games against the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, the Bears will host the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans. They would travel to face the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
Dates and times for those games – including how many Bears will play in prime time under new coach Matt Eberfluss – will be revealed. And the details started leaking as early as Thursday morning.
Here are some contests that have either been confirmed by Brad Biggs of the Tribune or reported by other outlets, including WSCR-AM670 host Danny Parkins.
week 1: 49ers in the Bears
Week 2: Bears in Packers, Sun., Sept. 18
Week 6: Commander in Bear, Thursday, October 13
Week 7: Bear among patriots, Mon., October 24
Week 8: Bear in Cowboy, Sun., October 30
Week 14: Bye
Week 17: bear on lion, Sun., January 1
Following the announcement, single-game ticket sales for the pre-season and regular season will begin at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at chicagobears.com/tickets.
As with NFL shows, teams typically take to social media to announce their schedules in creative ways, in coordination with sponsors. The Bears partnered with Benjamin Moore in 2021 to create a paint-themed release.
As games leak on social media throughout the day, check back for updates.