The Bears will open and close the 2023 season against their fiercest rival.
They'll kick off Matt Eberflus' second year as coach by hosting the Packers Sunday, Sept. 10, in Chicago (3:25 p.m. CT), and conclude the campaign with a rematch Week 18 in Green Bay (date and time TBD).
Another highlight of the Bears' 2023 schedule, which was announced by the NFL Thursday night, is four prime-time appearances, three of which are on the road.
After opening the season versus Green Bay, the Bears will play back-to-back Sunday road games against defending division champions, first in Tampa versus the Buccaneers Sept. 17 (noon), and then in Kansas City against the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs Sept. 24 (3:25 p.m.).
The Bears will return home to host the Broncos Sunday, Oct. 1 (noon) before playing all four of their scheduled night games in an eight-week span. They'll play the first of two Thursday Night Football contests Oct. 5 against the Commanders in Washington (7:15 p.m.) before returning home for back-to-back Sunday noon contests at Soldier Field versus the Vikings Oct. 15 and Raiders Oct. 22.
After three of four games at home, the Bears will play four of their next five on the road. The stretch begins with consecutive away matchups in Los Angeles versus the Chargers on Sunday Night Football Oct. 29 (7:20 p.m.) and in New Orleans against the Saints Sunday, Nov. 5 (noon).
The Bears will then return to Chicago for their lone prime-time home game of the season, a Thursday Night Football contest against the Panthers Nov. 9 (7:15 p.m.).
After another mini-bye following their second Thursday night game, the Bears will again play back-to-back road contests—this time against NFC North foes—in Detroit versus the Lions Sunday, Nov. 19 (noon) and in Minnesota against the Vikings in their only Monday Night Football appearance of the season Nov. 27 (7:15 p.m.).
After a Week 13 bye, the Bears will close the season with five games that all will be played in outdoor stadiums in cold climates. They'll host the Lions Sunday, Dec. 10 (noon) and visit the Browns in Cleveland the following weekend (date and time TBD).
The Bears will then host back-to-back Sunday games against the Cardinals on Christmas Eve Day (3:25 p.m.) and the Falcons on New Year's Eve Day (noon) before closing the season versus the Packers at Lambeau Field.
The NFL also announced the Bears' preseason schedule. They'll host the Titans Aug. 12 (6 p.m.), visit the Colts Aug. 19 (6 p.m.) and then return to Soldier Field to face the Bills Aug. 26 (6 p.m.).
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: It's important to note that NFL flexible scheduling, which was introduced in 2006 for Sunday Night Football, is expanding this year to Monday Night Football.
In 2023, NFL flexible scheduling will be in effect Weeks 5-17 for Sunday Night Football and Weeks 12-17 for Monday Night Football. For Week 18, the schedule of games is not assigned until six days prior to that week's Saturday game.
During the flexible scheduling windows, only Sunday afternoon or TBD games are subject to being moved into the Sunday night or Monday night window.
For Sunday nights in Weeks 5-13 and for Monday nights in Weeks 12-17, the NFL will decide (after consultation with CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN) and announce no later than 12 days in advance of the game, which game will be played at 7:15 p.m. CT on Sunday night and which game will be played on Monday night.
For Sunday night or Sunday afternoon games in Weeks 14-17, the flexible scheduling decision will generally be made no later than six days prior to the game.
Fans and ticket holders must be aware that NFL games in the flexible scheduling windows are subject to change generally at least 12 days in advance (and at least six days in advance for Sundays in Weeks 14-17) and should plan accordingly.
Check out what's on the Bears schedule this season with help from Chicago's own Mr. Beef.
SINGLE-GAME TICKET SALES: Preseason and regular-season single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster on Thursday, May 11, at 8:30 p.m. CT. Ticketmaster, the Chicago Bears Official Ticketing Partner, is the top choice for fans looking to securely obtain tickets to Bears games at Soldier Field this season. Tickets for single games can be bought through Ticketmaster by visiting ChicagoBears.com/Tickets. 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.
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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