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2016 HOME OPPONENTS

Jacksonville Jaguars Last meeting in Chicago:
December 7th, 2008
Bears 23 - Jaguars 10
Tennessee Titans Last meeting in Chicago:
November 9th, 2008
Bears 14 - Titans 21
Washington Redskins Last meeting in Chicago:
December 13th, 2015
Bears 21 - Redskins 24
Philadelphia Eagles Last meeting in Chicago:
November 28th, 2010
Bears 31 - Eagles 26
San Francisco 49ers Last meeting in Chicago:
December 6th, 2015
Bears 20 - 49ers 26 OT
Detroit Lions Last meeting in Chicago:
January 3rd, 2016
Bears 20 - Lions 24
Green Bay Packers Last meeting in Chicago:
September 13th, 2015
Bears 23 - Packers 31
Minnesota Vikings Last meeting in Chicago:
November 1st, 2015
Bears 20 - Vikings 23

2016 AWAY OPPONENTS

Indianapolis Colts Last meeting in Indianapolis:
September 7th, 2008
Bears 29 - Colts 13
Houston Texans Last meeting in Houston:
December 28th, 2008
Bears 24 - Texans 31
New York Giants Last meeting in New York:
October 3rd, 2010
Bears 3 - Giants 17
Dallas Cowboys Last meeting in Dallas:
October 1st, 2012
Bears 34 - Cowboys 18
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Last meeting in Tampa Bay:
December 27th, 2015
Bears 26 - Buccaneers 21
Detroit Lions Last meeting in Detroit:
October 18th, 2015
Bears 34 - Lions 37 - OT
Green Bay Packers Last meeting in Green Bay:
November 26th, 2015
Bears 17 - Packers 13
Minnesota Vikings Last meeting in Minnesota:
December 20th, 2015
Bears 17 - Vikings 38
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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