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2014 OPPONENTS


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New Orleans Saints
Last meeting in Chicago: 10/6/13
Saints 26, Bears 18
Atlanta Falcons
Last meeting in Atlanta: 10/18/09
Bears 14, Falcons 21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last meeting in Chicago: 09/21/08
Buccanneers 27, Bears 24
Carolina Panthers
Last meeting in Carolina: 10/10/10
Bears 23, Panthers 6
Buffalo Bills
Last meeting in Chicago: 10/08/06
Bills 7, Bears 40
New England Patriots
Last meeting in New England: 11/26/06
Bears 13, Patriots 17
Miami Dolphins
Last meeting in Chicago: 11/05/06
Dolphins 31, Bears 13
New York Jets
Last meeting in New York: 11/19/06
Bears 10, Jets 0
Dallas Cowboys
Last meeting in Chicago: 12/9/13
Cowboys 28, Bears 45
San Francisco 49ers
Last meeting in San Francisco: 11/12/12
Bears 7, 49ers 32
Detroit Lions
Last meeting in Chicago: 11/10/13
Lions 21, Bears 19
Detroit Lions
Last meeting in Detroit: 09/29/13
Bears 32, Lions 40

Green Bay Packers
Last meeting in Chicago: 12/29/13
Packers 33, Bears 28

Green Bay Packers
Last meeting in Green Bay: 11/04/13
Bears 27, Packers 20
Minnesota Vikings
Last meeting in Chicago: 09/15/13
Vikings 30, Bears 31
Minnesota Vikings
Last meeting in Minnesota: 12/01/13
Bears 20, Vikings 23
 
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).