The NFL will announce the complete 2022 schedule on Thursday, but thankfully for NFL fans, there have been plenty of leaks to reveal the full slate of game dates and times. This year, the Chicago Bears will kick off their season at home against the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m. ET, airing on Fox. Their first divisional game will be in Week 2 at the Green Bay Packers for Sunday Night Football.
In Chicago, the Justin Fields era started in 2021, and the Bears went 6-11 under former head coach Matt Nagy. There is a new regime in Chicago, and Fields should be the unquestioned starter for the Bears this season. They didn’t make any splashy free agent moves, only bringing in wide receivers Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown as some additional weapons for Fields. Chicago selected Tennessee WR Velus Jones Jr. in the third round, who should help out.
All times listed are Eastern.
2022 Chicago Bears schedule
|1||Sep. 11||San Francisco 49ers||1:00 PM|
|2||Sep. 18||at Green Bay Packers||8:20 PM|
|3||Sep. 25||Houston Texans||1:00 PM|
|4||Oct. 2||at New York Giants||1:00 PM|
|5||Oct. 9||at Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM|
|6||Oct. 13||Washington Commanders (TNF)||8:15 PM|
|7||Oct. 24||at New England Patriots (MNF)||8:15 PM|
|8||Oct. 30||at Dallas Cowboys||1:00 PM|
|9||Nov. 6||Miami Dolphins||1:00 PM|
|10||Nov. 13||Detroit Lions||1:00 PM|
|11||Nov. 20||at Atlanta Falcons||1:00 PM|
|12||Nov. 27||at New York Jets||1:00 PM|
|13||Dec. 4||Green Bay Packers||1:00 PM|
|15||Dec. 18||Philadelphia Eagles||1:00 PM|
|16||Dec. 24||Buffalo Bills (Sat)||1:00 PM|
|17||Jan. 1||at Detroit Lions||1:00 PM|
|18||Jan. 7 or 8||Minnesota Vikings||TBD|
Note: No games should be considered official until announced by the NFL.
Week 2: SNF at Packers
Week 6: TNF vs. Commanders
Week 7: MNF at Patriots
Odds on DraftKings Sportsbook
Win total, over/under: 6.5
Division winner: +900
Conference winner: +5000
Super Bowl odds: +10000
2022 win totals: 18
2021 record: 8
*The lower the number, the easier the schedule