The Chicago Bears went 3-13 during the 2016 season, and as they look to improve on that mark in 2017, they now know what their schedule will look like in the coming year.
The Bears will open the 2017 regular season with a home game against the defending NFC champions, as the Atlanta Falcons come to Soldier Field in Week 1. The Falcons also opened the 2011 season in Chicago, losing 30-12 to the Bears in a blowout Chicago victory.
The Bears will only have two primetime games this season, playing the Green Bay Packers in a Week 4 Thursday Night Football showdown and the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 5.
Here is the full schedule:
Week 1: Sept. 10 vs. Atlanta 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 2: Sept. 17 at Tampa Bay 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 3: Sept. 24 vs. Pittsburgh 12:00 p.m. CBS
Week 4: Sept. 28 at Green Bay 7:25 p.m. NFL Network/CBS
Week 5: Oct. 9 vs. Minnesota 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Week 6: Oct. 15 at Baltimore 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 7: Oct. 22 vs. Carolina 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 8: Oct. 29 at New Orleans 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: Nov. 12 vs. Green Bay 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 11: Nov. 19 vs. Detroit 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 12: Nov. 26 at Philadelphia 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 13: Dec. 3 vs. San Francisco 12:00 p.m. CBS
Week 14: Dec. 10 at Cincinnati 12:00 p.m. FOX
Week 15: Dec. 16 at Detroit 3:30 p.m. NFL Network
Week 16: Dec. 24 vs. Cleveland 12:00 p.m. CBS
Week 17: Dec. 31 at Minnesota 12:00 p.m. FOX
The Bears will play twice against each of their divisional rivals, with Detroit, Green Bay, and Minnesota each on the schedule twice. They’ll welcome Atlanta, Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco to Soldier Field this season, and they’ll have road games against Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia on the docket as well.