The Bears and Packers will reportedly renew acquaintances on Sept. 28 at Lambeau Field.
The official release of the 2017 NFL schedule is set to take place on Thursday night, but some of the dates for the Chicago Bears’ slate have already begun to leak out.
Both the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs and WGN Radio’s Harry Teinowitz have reported that the Bears will play against the Minnesota Vikings in a Monday night game on Oct. 9, and Teinowitz also reported (among others) that the Bears will play a Thursday night game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sept. 28.
Biggs also reported that the Bears will play the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on Oct. 22, and that they will play the Vikings up in Minnesota for their season finale on Dec. 31.
After the initial reports, Biggs ended up dropping the mother lode, as he reported on all 17 games of the Bears’ 2017 schedule. The schedule includes two primetime games and a Saturday game, according to Biggs.
Here is the full list of reported dates for the Bears’ schedule, with the official slate set to be released at 7 p.m. on Thursday night (home games in bold):
Week 1: Sept. 10 vs. Atlanta
Week 2: Sept. 17 at Tampa Bay
Week 3: Sept. 24 vs. Pittsburgh
Week 4: Sept. 28 at Green Bay
Week 5: Oct. 9 vs. Minnesota
Week 6: Oct. 15 at Baltimore
Week 7: Oct. 22 vs. Carolina
Week 8: Oct. 29 at New Orleans
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: Nov. 12 vs. Green Bay
Week 11: Nov. 19 vs. Detroit
Week 12: Nov. 26 at Philadelphia
Week 13: Dec. 3 vs. San Francisco
Week 14: Dec. 10 at Cincinnati
Week 15: Dec. 16 at Detroit
Week 16: Dec. 24 vs. Cleveland
Week 17: Dec. 31 at Minnesota
The Bears will play twice against each of their divisional rivals, with Detroit, Green Bay, and Minnesota each on the schedule twice. They’ll welcome Atlanta, Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco to Soldier Field this season, and they’ll have road games against Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia on the docket as well.
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