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Bears' 2020 schedule by the numbers


Take a unique look at the Bears' 2020 regular-season schedule by the numbers, with items about streaks, stretches, trends and other interesting tidbits:

4: Number of consecutive wins the Bears have recorded against both the Vikings and Lions. Coach Matt Nagy is a combined 8-0 versus Minnesota and Detroit, with the Bears having swept both NFC North rivals in each of his first two seasons.

4: Number of prime-time games the Bears will play in 2020. They'll appear twice on Monday Night Football (Oct. 26 against the Rams in Los Angeles and Nov. 16 versus the Vikings in Chicago), once on Thursday Night Football (Oct. 8 against the Buccaneers at Soldier Field) and once on Sunday Night Football (Nov. 29 in Green Bay).

6: Number of consecutive games the Bears play to start the season against teams that had losing records in 2019: the Lions (3-12-1), Giants (4-12), Falcons (7-9), Colts (7-9), Buccaneers (7-9) and Panthers (5-11).

7: Number of games the Bears will play this season against 2019 playoff teams. Interestingly, all seven will come in their final nine contests in Weeks 8 (vs. Saints), 9 (at Titans), 10 (vs. Vikings), 12 (at Packers), 14 (vs. Texans), 15 (at Vikings) and 17 (vs. Packers).

7: Number of seasons since the Bears did not play a game on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. The Bears won't play on any of those holidays in 2020 for the first time since 2013.

10: Number of times the Bears will have opened a season against the Lions. Although the series between the two teams began in 1930, they've only met in the first game nine times. The Bears are 5-4 in those contests—5-1 at home and 0-3 on the road. The Bears haven't played the Lions in a season opener since a 19-14 win in 2010 in Chicago and haven't faced them in an opener in Detroit since a 17-10 loss in 1982 in Mike Ditka's first game as coach.

10: Number of consecutive years the Bears will have played the Vikings in Minnesota on Dec. 1 or later. After closing the last four and five of the last six seasons in Minnesota, the Bears will visit the Vikings in Week 15 this year on Dec. 20.

10: Number of consecutive games the Bears play this season before having a weekend off. Their Week 11 bye is their latest in a season since 1999 when they had a Week 14 bye.

12: Number of times the Bears will have closed a season against the Packers, including the 11th time at home. The Bears will finish the year versus Green Bay for the first time since 2013 and will try to snap a streak of five straight losses in season finales to the Packers. The last time the Bears beat Green Bay in the final game was a 23-21 victory in 1983 at Soldier Field.

15: Number of consecutive seasons the Bears will have played the Packers in a prime-time game. Since 2006, the teams have met eight times on Sunday Night Football, four times on Thursday Night Football and three times on Monday Night Football. This year will mark the ninth time in the last 10 seasons that the Bears-Packers game in Green Bay will be played under the lights. The contest is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 29.

54: Number of opening day wins by the Bears, second most in NFL history behind the Packers, who have 57.

333: Number of days in 2020 before the Bears play the Packers for the first time this year, Nov. 29 in Green Bay. It's the latest the Bears have faced the Packers for the first time in a season since 2005 when the Bears swept the series with a 19-7 win in Chicago Dec. 4 and a 24-17 division-clinching victory in Green Bay on Christmas Day.