Bears’ 2018 opponents are now set

Posted Jan 1, 2018

The Bears' 2018 opponents have all been determined as the 2017 season nears its conclusion.

All of the Bears' 2018 opponents have been determined.

In addition to home and road games next season against the NFC North rival Detroit Lions (8-6 so far this season), Green Bay Packers (7-7) and Minnesota Vikings (11-3), the Bears will host the Los Angeles Rams (10-4), Seattle Seahawks (8-6), New England Patriots (11-3), New York Jets (5-9) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) while visiting the Arizona Cardinals (6-8), San Francisco 49ers (4-10), Buffalo Bills (8-6), Miami Dolphins (6-8) and New York Giants (2-12).

The Bears and the rest of the NFC North face the NFC West and AFC East in 2018. The last time the Bears played the NFC West they went 1-3 in 2015, beating the Rams (37-13) and losing to the Cardinals (48-23), Seahawks (26-0) and 49ers (26-20 in overtime). The last time the Bears faced the AFC East they also went 1-3 in 2014, defeating the Jets (27-19) and falling to the Bills (23-20 in overtime), Dolphins (27-14) and Patriots (51-23).

The 2018 NFL schedule with dates and times likely will be released in April.