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Here’s the Bears full schedule for the 2021 NFL Season

The NFL released the Chicago Bears schedule on Wednesday, May 12. We break it down, including a full list of games, prime time matchups, and strength of schedule.

Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears rushes the passer during the first quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

The NFL announced the complete 2021 schedule on Wednesday, May 12, and the Chicago Bears are officially set to kick off their 2021 season in Los Angeles against the Rams at 8:20 PM on Sunday Night Football. Their first divisional game will be in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions at home.

The Bears finished 8-8 in the 2020 season as they qualified for the postseason but were bounced early in an ugly 21-9 loss in the Wild Card round against the New Orleans Saints. While the future of the franchise lacked a high amount of excitement, Chicago has a whole new outlook on the team by trading up to select Justin Fields to be their quarterback. The Bears still have plenty of work to do around him on the offensive side of the ball to make him successful, but the fan base should be excited as they hope they have finally found a difference maker at the quarterback position.

All times listed are Eastern.

Odds

Win total, over/under: O 7.5 (+100), U 7.5 (-121)
Division champs: +350

Prime time games

Week 1: Sep. 12 at Los Angeles Rams (SNF) 8:20 PM NBC
Week 9: Nov. 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers (MNF) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 14: Dec. 12 at Green Bay Packers (SNF) 8:20 PM NBC
Week 15: Dec. 20 Minnesota Vikings (MNF) 8:15 PM ESPN

Strength of schedule

Super Bowl odds: 27th
2021 win totals: 26th
2020 records: 30th

2021 Schedule

Week 1: Sep. 12 at Los Angeles Rams 8:20 PM NBC
Week 2: Sep. 19 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM FOX
Week 3: Sep. 26 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM FOX
Week 4: Oct. 3 Detroit Lions 1:00 PM FOX
Week 5: Oct. 10 at Las Vegas Raiders 4:05 PM CBS
Week 6: Oct. 17 Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 7: Oct. 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:25 PM CBS
Week 8: Oct. 31 San Francisco 49ers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 9: Nov. 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers (Mon) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Nov. 21 Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM CBS
Week 12: Nov. 25 at Detroit Lions (Thanksgiving) 12:30 AM FOX
Week 13: Dec. 5 Arizona Cardinals 1:00 PM FOX
Week 14: Dec. 12 at Green Bay Packers 8:20 PM NBC
Week 15: Dec. 20 Minnesota Vikings (Mon) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 16: Dec. 26 at Seattle Seahawks 4:05 PM FOX
Week 17: Jan. 2 New York Giants 1:00 PM CBS
Week 18: Jan. 9 at Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM FOX

* - Sunday night games in Weeks 5-17 subject to change; Week 18 game TBD