Chicago Bears 2018 schedule release: Games, dates and times

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The Chicago Bears struggled through another bad season in 2017, but a new head coach and new weapons could turn their fortunes around in 2018.

The Chicago Bears had to go to rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky earlier than they would have liked last season, and he struggled in his first season under center. Still, he showed flashes that he can be the franchise quarterback they have not had in a long time, and the team should be much-improved next season.

Entering 2018, the Bears will have much better weapons on offense. The offense was decimated with injuries last season, and this offseason, they added the likes of wide receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel.

On defense, Chicago added linebacker Aaron Lynch, while keeping Kyle Fuller in the fold in their defensive secondary. New head coach Matt Nagy should bring a fresh start in the Windy City, as the team said goodbye to John Fox after another disappointing season.

Here is a full list of their opponents, with the weekly schedule updated as the information is released.

Home: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants

Week 1: at Packers – 8:20 p.m. ET
Week 2: vs. Seahawks – 8:15 p.m. ET (Monday)
Week 3: at Cardinals – 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 4: vs. Buccaneers – 1 p.. ET
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: at Dolphins – 1 p.m. ET
Week 7: vs. Patriots – 1 p.m. ET
Week 8: vs. Jets – 1 p.m. ET
Week 9: at Bills – 1 p.m. ET
Week 10: vs. Lions – 1 p.m. ET
Week 11: vs. Vikings – 1 p.m. ET
Week 12: at Lions – 12:30 pm. ET (Thanksgiving)
Week 13: at Giants – 1 p.m. ET
Week 14: vs. Rams – 1 p.m. ET
Week 15: vs. Packers – 1 p.m. ET
Week 16: at 49ers – 4:05 p.m. ET
Week 17: at Vikings – 1 p.m. ET

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We will continue to update this story as the NFL reveals the 2018 regular season schedule, along with any credible leaks that come out.