Senior writer Larry Mayer has chosen the 1965 draft, highlighted by the selection of Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers with back-to-back picks, as the second best class in Bears history.
The Bears will face several of their former coaches and players in 2014, including defensive ends Julius Peppers (Packers) and defensive tackle Henry Melton (Cowboys).
Take a look at the Bears' 2014 schedule by the numbers from 0 (points the Bears allowed the last time they played the Dolphins) to 14,808 (air miles the Bears will travel in 2014).
Take a capsule look at all 13 of the Bears' 2014 opponents, including series record, the last meeting between the teams and an interesting factoid.
Opening at home for the fifth straight year, the Bears are seeking to win five consecutive season openers since they won nine in a row from 1984-92.
Highlights of the Bears' 2014 schedule, which was released by the NFL Wednesday, include five prime-time games and a Thanksgiving match-up against the Lions in Detroit.
The Bears on Wednesday signed running back Shaun Draughn, who has appeared in 20 games over the past three seasons with the Chiefs and Ravens.
The Bears are giving one fan a dream trip to the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City, where they will announce the team’s fourth-round pick on stage at Radio City Music Hall.
The Bears' regular-season schedule will be announced at 7 p.m. (CT) tonight on ChicagoBears.com.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what the Dolphins did with the draft picks they acquired from the Bears for Brandon Marshall, how the Bears fared the last time they faced the AFC East and the team the Bears have made the most trades with.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Brian de la Puente will challenge Roberto Garza for the starting job at center, the candidates to replace Devin Hester on punt and kickoff returns, and the likelihood of the Bears playing on Thanksgiving.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Jared Allen has fared better on artificial turf, where the Bears pick in the draft and championships the Bears won at Wrigley Field.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the roles the Bears' four new defensive ends may play, how Jared Allen has fared against the Bears and Bears players who have worn No. 69.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who will replace Earl Bennett as the Bears' third receiver, the 14th pick in the draft and Shea McClellin switching uniform numbers.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears' best move since free agency began, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young upgrading the defense, and Bears players whose colleges are in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many of last year's acquisitions made the Bears' 53-man roster, why it's difficult to quantify how much space the Bears have under the salary cap and the chances of Nate Collins winning a starting job.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears can afford to re-sign backup quarterback Josh McCown, the number of Bears players who entered the NFL as undrafted free agents and how Robbie Gould has fared from 43 yards.
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Brandon Marshall's leadership ability, the likelihood that two defensive tackles will be available when the Bears pick in the first round of the draft and Adam Podlesh's future.