Chicago Bears schedule leaks: Tom Brady is coming to town for a Thursday Night showdown

Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Bears schedule is starting to leak, and already it looks like it’s going to be a tough season.

Just two years ago it looked like the Monsters had returned to the Midway.

Then the double doink happened. Then the veil dropped on Mitchell Trubisky. Then the sunk costs began to pile up.

Chicago is hoping the Bears can make them proud the way it looked like they might be on track to do so a few seasons ago. With Nick Foles in town to hopefully rectify the problem at quarterback, the Bears will be using the 2020 season to get back on the championship track so many had them on after 2018.

Danny Parkins spilled the details on what he’s heard about the Bears schedule ahead of its release on Thursday night:

"Week 1: at LionsWeek 5: Brady and Bucs at homeWeek 7: MNF at RamsWeek 10: MNF v Vikings SNF after Thanksgiving at GBWeek 17: home v Green Bay"

Parkins notes that the Buccaneers game is going to be a Thursday Night affair, meaning Bears fans will have all day to tailgate ahead of a long Columbus Day Weekend.

That is, of course, assuming that fans will be at games. It’s also assuming perhaps the most overlooked part of this schedule release — that the NFL season is going to start on time in September.

The NFL has been bullish on keeping a sense of normalcy amid the most unusual period of time this generation has ever known. We don’t know where the country will be in four months but the league seems to think it’ll be in a place where football can return.

Whether that’s with fans in the stands is yet another thing that is yet to be seen.

If the season does start on time, the Bears are already looking at a tough stretch of games. Brady’s Bucs will be looking to prove the doubters wrong, the Packers are never an easy out, and the Vikings are looking to capitalize on what’s left of their championship window. The only seemingly easy win on the leaked slate is against the Lions, but that’s a Week 1 contest which historically is a weird week where nothing that should happen actually does.

The rest of the Bears schedule is slated to be released on Thursday night, with the team allowed to leak it on social media a half hour before the 7pm ET NFL Network show.