The Chicago Bears will announce their 2022 schedule Thursday night as the NFL releases its full slate of games for the upcoming season.
NFL Network will air a schedule-release show at 7 p.m., with multiple players, coaches and analysts as guests.
The Bears already had their home and road opponents set.
Along with playing NFC North games against the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions at Soldier Field and away, the Bears will host the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans. They will travel to face the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
Dates and times for those games — including how many the Bears will play in prime time under new coach Matt Eberflus — will be revealed. And details started to leak early Thursday morning.
Here are some of the contests that either have been confirmed by the Tribune or reported by other outlets, including WSCR-AM 670 host Danny Parkins.
Week 1: 49ers at Bears
Week 2: Bears at Packers, Sun., Sept. 18
Week 6: Commanders at Bears, Thurs., Oct. 13
Week 7: Bears at Patriots, Mon., Oct. 24
Week 8: Bears at Cowboys, Sun., Oct. 30
Week 14: Bye
After the announcement, single-game tickets for the preseason and regular season will go on sale at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at chicagobears.com/tickets.
Along with the NFL’s show, teams typically take to social media to announce their schedules in creative ways, often in coordination with sponsors. The Bears partnered with Benjamin Moore in 2021 to create a paint-themed release.
As the games are leaked on social media throughout the day, check back for updates.