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2017 HOME OPPONENTS

Atlanta Falcons Last meeting in Chicago:
September 11th, 2011
Bears 30 - Falcons 12
Carolina Panthers Last meeting in Chicago:
October 28th, 2012
Bears 23 - Panthers 22
Cleveland Browns Last meeting in Chicago:
November 1st, 2009
Bears 30 - Browns 6
Pittsburgh Steelers Last meeting in Chicago:
September 20th, 2009
Bears 17 - Steelers 14
NFC West Team The Bears will face the NFC West team that finishes in the same place in their division.
Detroit Lions Last meeting in Chicago:
October 2nd, 2016
Bears 17 - Lions 14
Green Bay Packers Last meeting in Chicago:
December 18th, 2016
Score TBD
Minnesota Vikings Last meeting in Chicago:
October 31st, 2016
Bears 20 - Vikings 10

2017 AWAY OPPONENTS

Baltimore Ravens Last meeting in Baltimore:
December 20th, 2009
Bears 7 - Ravens 31
Cincinnati Bengals Last meeting in Cincinnati:
October 25th, 2009
Bears 10 - Bengals 45
New Orleans Saints Last meeting in New Orleans:
September 18th, 2011
Bears 13 - Saints 30
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Last meeting in Tampa Bay:
November 13th, 2016
Bears 10 - Buccaneers 36
NFC East Team The Bears will face the NFC East team that finishes in the same place in their division.
Detroit Lions Last meeting in Detroit:
December 11th, 2016
Score TBD
Green Bay Packers Last meeting in Green Bay:
October 20th, 2016
Bears 10 - Packers 26
Minnesota Vikings Last meeting in Minnesota:
January 1st, 2017
Score TBD
How are opponents determined?

The scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis.

Under the formula, the Bears' 16 opponents will be as follows:

  • Home and away against three NFC North opponents (6 games).
  • The four teams from another division within the NFC on a rotating three-year cycle (4 games).
  • The four teams from a division in the AFC on a rotating four-year cycle (4 games).
  • Two intraconference games based on the prior year’s standings (2 games). These games match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place, and fourth-place teams in a conference are matched in the same way each year.

Beginning in 2010, a change was made to how teams are paired in the schedule rotation to ensure that teams playing the AFC and NFC West divisions would not be required to make two west coast trips (e.g. at San Francisco and at Seattle), while other teams in their division had none (e.g. at St. Louis and at Arizona).

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