After alternating home and road games throughout the entire 2021 season for the first time in franchise history, the Bears have a more conventional schedule in 2022.
It features three prime-time contests, 13 noon kickoffs and the most regular-season home games in franchise history (9), thanks to the NFL expanding from 16 to 17 games last year.
The Bears will begin the Ryan Poles/Matt Eberflus era by hosting the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon at Soldier Field.
They will then play five of their next seven games on the road, including a span of four of five away from home. The difficult stretch consists of a Monday night road game followed by a Sunday afternoon contest away from home—something only one NFL team did all of last season.
In Week 2, the Bears will visit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football Sept. 18 at Lambeau Field at 7:20 p.m. They'll then return home to host the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 25 at noon.
Next up are back-to-back road games, both on Sundays at noon, against the New York Giants Oct. 2 and Minnesota Vikings Oct. 9.
The Bears will then play the first of two straight prime-time match-ups, both at 7:15 p.m., beginning with their only home night game of the season, a Thursday Night Football contest Oct. 13 versus the Washington Commanders.
Twelve days later, they'll make their only Monday Night Football appearance of the year when they visit the New England Patriots Oct. 24. The Bears will head right back on the road for their next game just six days later when they play the Cowboys in Dallas Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon.
The only NFL team that played a Monday night road game followed by a Sunday away contest last season was the Dolphins, who did so in Weeks 16 and 17. Miami defeated the Saints 20-3, but lost to the Titans 34-3.
Beginning with the Cowboys game, the Bears will play seven straight contests at noon on Sundays, though all seven are subject to flexible scheduling.
The Bears will host the Dolphins Nov. 6 and Detroit Lions Nov. 13, visit the Atlanta Falcons Nov. 20 and New York Jets Nov. 27, and then face the rival Packers Dec. 4 at Soldier Field.
The Packers clash starts a stretch of three straight home games and four of five at Soldier Field to end the season.
The Bears will have their bye in Week 14 before hosting back-to-back home games against the Philadelphia Eagles Dec. 18 and Buffalo Bills Saturday, Dec. 24 also at noon.
The Bears will then visit the Lions Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at noon and finish the season by hosting the Vikings on either Saturday, Jan. 7 or Sunday, Jan. 8, with the date and time to be determined.
The Bears also released their preseason schedule. They will open the slate Saturday, Aug. 13 by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs at noon. They'll then play their final two preseason contests on the road against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. and versus the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.
SINGLE-GAME TICKET SALES: Preseason and regular-season single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster on Thursday, May 12, at 8:30 p.m. CT. Fans may purchase single-game tickets through Ticketmaster online via ChicagoBears.com/Tickets. Ticketmaster is once again the best destination for fans to safely purchase tickets to Bears games at Soldier Field this season. Ticket limits and prices will vary by game. Demand-based pricing will be used again this season for all single-game tickets. Payments can be made using a debit or credit card. The Chicago Bears prefer Visa.
TRAVEL ACCOMMODATIONS/TICKETS FOR FANS: Fans looking to travel to Bears home and away games can book their experience through the following Bears Corporate Partners: Official Ticket Marketplace Partner Ticketmaster, Official VIP Fan Packages Partner BearsVIP and Official Airline Partner United Airlines. Fans can visit ChicagoBears.com/Tickets for the most up-to-date game information throughout the season.
UNITED AIRLINES DISCOUNT: United Airlines has partnered with the Bears to offer a discount on airfare to 2022 away game destinations from O'Hare International Airport. The first 1,000 fans who use promotion code UABEARS22 on United.com or in the United app when booking will receive 15 percent off standard Economy fares and 15 percent off Economy Plus seats. Reservations must be made between May 12-May 17. The Bears will play on the road at the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Giants and New York Jets.
SUITE SALES: A limited number of private, single-game suites for Bears games at Soldier Field are available. Suites accommodate groups of 10 or more in a private and controlled setting. Suite packages can include tickets, parking, a private entrance, dedicated wait staff and more. To learn more about our PNC Executive Suites offerings, schedule a private meeting or request a virtual tour with our suites team, visit ChicagoBears.com/Suites, email email@example.com or call 888-792-3277 (ext. 2).
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Check out when and where the Monsters of the Midway will take on their opponents this season with the help of footballs featuring hand-drawn NFL team logos used in the club's schedule release video.