HOME AND AWAY
Detroit Lions (3-12-1 in 2019)
Series: Bears lead 101-74-5 and have won four straight.
Last meeting: Bears won 24-20 on Nov. 28, 2019 in Detroit. The Bears rallied from deficits of 17-7 and 20-17 on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field behind Mitchell Trubisky, who completed 29 of 38 passes for 338 yards with three touchdowns and a 118.1 passer rating. Trubisky produced the game-winning TD via a 3-yard pass to David Montgomery with 2:17 remaining.
Key additions: OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai, WR Geronimo Allison, CB Desmond Trufant.
Key losses: CB Darius Slay, CB Rashaan Melvin, DT A'Shawn Robinson.
Notable: The Bears' 101 victories over the Lions are their most against any NFL team, and they've won four straight over Detroit for the first time since recording six consecutive victories from 2008-10.
Green Bay Packers (13-3)
Series: Bears trail 99-95-2 and have lost 17 of last 20.
Last meeting: Bears lost 21-13 on Dec. 15, 2019 in Green Bay. The Packers scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of the second half to turn a 7-3 halftime edge into a commanding 21-3 lead. The Bears responded with Eddy Piñeiro's 27-yard field goal and Trubisky's 2-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Miller on back-to-back drives. But their rally fell short.
Key additions: WR Devin Funchess, OL Rick Wagner.
Key losses: OL Bryan Bulaga, TE Jimmy Graham, LB Blake Martinez.
Notable: The Bears limited Aaron Rodgers to 203 yards passing in each of their meetings last season, and in the second match-up in Green Bay, the star quarterback completed less than 50 percent of his passes (16 of 33) for the first time in 23 career starts against the Bears.
Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
Series: Bears trail 60-56-2 but have won four straight.
Last meeting: Bears won 21-19 on Dec. 29, 2019 in Minnesota. Locked into the sixth seed of the NFC playoffs, the Vikings rested most of their starters in the regular-season finale. Piñeiro kicked four field goals without a miss, including a 22-yarder with :10 left that gave the Bears the victory after they had blown an 18-6 fourth-quarter lead.
Key additions: WR Tajae Sharpe, DE Anthony Zettel, DT Michael Pierce.
Key losses: WR Stefon Diggs, CB Xavier Rhodes, CB Trae Waynes.
Notable: The Bears have won four straight over the Vikings for the first time since registering six victories in a row from 2009-12.
Houston Texans (10-6)
Series: Bears trail 4-0.
Last meeting: Bears lost 23-14 on Sept. 11, 2016 in Houston. The Bears led the season opener 14-10 at halftime but were outscored 13-0 in the second half. On the first possession of the season, Tracy Porter intercepted a Brock Osweiler pass by ripping the ball away from DeAndre Hopkins. Jay Cutler passed for 216 yards and one touchdown and was sacked five times.
Key additions: RB David Johnson, WR Randall Cobb, DT Timmy Jernigan.
Key losses: WR DeAndre Hopkins, DT D.J. Reader, LB Barkevious Mingo, DB Tashaun Gipson Sr.
Notable: A win over the Texans Dec. 13 would give the Bears victories over all 31 other current NFL clubs. They are 0-4 all-time against Houston since the Texans entered the league in 2002 as an expansion team.
Indianapolis Colts (7-9)
Series: Bears trail 24-19 but have won six of last nine.
Last meeting: Bears lost 29-23 on Oct. 9, 2016 in Indianapolis. Brian Hoyer completed 33 of 43 passes for a career-high 397 yards—the fifth most in franchise history. But Andrew Luck countered with 322 yards and two TDs—including a go-ahead 35-yard scoring strike to T.Y. Hilton that gave the Colts a 26-23 lead with 7:04 remaining.
Key additions: QB Philip Rivers, DT DeForest Buckner, CB Xavier Rhodes.
Key losses: WR Devin Funchess, TE Eric Ebron.
Notable: New Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is 2-2 all-time against the Bears, having completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 951 yards with four touchdowns, four interceptions and an 84.5 passer rating.
New Orleans Saints (13-3)
Series: Bears trail 16-15 and have lost five straight after winning four in a row.
Last meeting: Bears lost 36-25 on Oct. 20, 2019 in Chicago. Despite playing without injured quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints generated 27 unanswered points to take a commanding 36-10 lead before the Bears scored two TDs in the final 2:31. The Bears mustered just 85 yards and four first downs through the first three quarters.
Key additions: WR Emmanuel Sanders, S Malcolm Jenkins.
Key losses: QB Teddy Bridgewater, LB A.J. Klein, S Vonn Bell, WR Ted Ginn Jr.
Notable: New Bears tight end Jimmy Graham played his first five NFL seasons with the Saints from 2010-14, earning three trips to the Pro Bowl while catching 386 passes for 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns.
New York Giants (4-12)
Series: Bears lead 34-24-2 but have lost four of last six.
Last meeting: Bears won 19-14 on Nov. 24, 2019 in Chicago. The Bears scored two touchdowns and two field goals on four possessions to turn a 7-0 deficit into a 19-7 lead. Trubisky threw a 32-yard TD pass to Allen Robinson and scored on a 2-yard run. The Bears defense limited the Giants to 243 yards and 14 first downs while allowing just 1-of-12 third-down conversions.
Key additions: RB Dion Lewis, LB Blake Martinez, CB James Bradberry.
Key losses: OL Mike Remmers, WR Cody Latimer.
Notable: The Bears will open their home schedule against the Giants (in Week 2) for the first time since 2000 in Dick Jauron's first season as coach.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
Series: Bears lead 39-20 and have won six of last nine.
Last meeting: Bears won 48-10 on Sept. 30, 2018 in Chicago. Trubisky threw six touchdown passes, tying for the second most in Bears history. In staking the Bears to a 38-3 halftime lead, he became the first player in franchise history to throw five TD passes in a half. Trubisky also rushed for 53 yards on three carries, including gains of 26 and 23 yards.
Key additions: QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski.
Key losses: QB Jameis Winston, WR Breshad Perriman, DE Carl Nassib.
Notable: The Bears' 12 straight victories over the Buccaneers from 1983-88 (when both teams were in the NFC Central) is their longest winning streak against one club in franchise history.
Atlanta Falcons (7-9)
Series: Bears lead 14-13 and have won 10 of last 14.
Last meeting: Bears lost 23-17 on Sept. 10, 2017 in Chicago. The Bears failed on four attempts to score the go-ahead touchdown from the 5-yard line in the final seconds in the season opener. Rookie running back Tarik Cohen impressed in his NFL debut, rushing for 66 yards on five carries and catching eight passes for 47 yards.
Key additions: RB Todd Gurley, WR Laquon Treadwell, DE Dante Fowler.
Key losses: TE Austin Hooper, LB Vic Beasley, DE Adrian Clayborn.
Notable: The Bears will play their first game in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in 2017 and hosted Super Bowl LIII to cap the 2018 season.
Carolina Panthers (5-11)
Series: Bears lead 6-4 and have won four of last five.
Last meeting: Bears won 17-3 on Oct. 22, 2017 in Chicago. Rookie safety Eddie Jackson became the first player in NFL history to score multiple defensive touchdowns of at least 75 yards in a game when he returned a fumble 75 yards and an interception 76 yards for scores. The Bears defense produced three takeaways and five sacks while holding Carolina to a field goal.
Key additions: QB Teddy Bridgewater, WR Robby Anderson, LB Tahir Whitehead.
Key losses: QB Cam Newton, TE Greg Olsen, LB Luke Kuechly.
Notable: This season's Oct. 18 game in Charlotte will be the sixth straight meeting between the two teams played in October, with the Bears winning four of the five match-ups since 2010.
Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
Series: Bears lead 4-3 and have won two of last three.
Last meeting: Bears lost 17-16 on Oct. 16, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears blew a 13-0 fourth-quarter lead as the Jaguars rallied to score 10 points in a 2:10 span, erasing a 16-7 deficit. Jacksonville's go-ahead touchdown came on Blake Bortles' 51-yard pass to Arrelious Benn with 2:49 remaining.
Key additions: TE Tyler Eifert, LB Cassius Marsh, DE Yannick Ngakoue.
Key losses: QB Nick Foles, DE Calais Campbell, CB A.J. Bouye.
Notable: In their last regular-season game in Jacksonville in 2012, the Bears outscored the Jaguars 38-0 in the second half in a 41-3 win.
Los Angeles Rams (9-7)
Series: Bears lead 54-37-3 and have won six of last eight.
Last meeting: Bears lost 17-7 on Nov. 17, 2019 in Los Angeles. Playing their first game in Los Angeles since 1993, the Bears generated takeaways on the Rams' first two possessions and yielded only 283 yards and 13 first downs. But they sputtered on offense, producing only a 14-yard touchdown pass from Trubisky to Cohen.
Key additions: LB Leonard Floyd, DL A'shawn Robinson.
Key losses: RB Todd Gurley, DB Nickell Robey-Coleman, DE Dante Fowler.
Notable: In two career games against the Bears, Rams quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 353 yards with no touchdowns, five interceptions and a 33.9 passer rating, his lowest against any NFL team.
Tennessee Titans (9-7)
Series: Tied 6-6 but Bears have won four of last six.
Last meeting: Bears lost 27-21 on Nov. 27, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears staged a late rally, closing a 27-7 deficit to 27-21 with a pair of Matt Barkley touchdown passes of 8 yards to Marquess Wilson and 6 yards to Deonte Thompson. But that's as close as they would get. Wilson caught eight passes for 125 yards—his highest yardage total in 31 career NFL games.
Key additions: OL Ty Sambrailo, DT Jack Crawford, LB Vic Beasley.
Key losses: QB Marcus Mariota, WR Tajae Sharpe, DE Cameron Wake.
Notable: In their last regular-season game in Tennessee in 2012, the Bears scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in the first quarter in racing to a 28-2 lead en route to a 51-20 victory over the Titans.
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