Bears' 2022 Schedule: Leak, Rumors, Reports Tracker originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The NFL is set to release the 2022 schedule Thursday night. But rarely does the schedule release come without dates trickling out, either via announcements of marquee match ups or leaks.
670 The Score's Danny Parkins got his hands on the schedule and leaked it well ahead of the release.
Here is the Bears, unofficial 2022 season schedule.
Week 1: vs San Francisco 49ers
Week 2: at Green Bay Packers (SNF)
Week 3: vs Houston Texans
Week 4: at New York Giants
Week 5: at Minnesota Vikings
Week 6: vs Washington Commanders (TNF)
Week 7: at New England Patriots (MNF)
Week 8: at Dallas Cowboys
Week 9: vs Miami Dolphins
Week 10: vs Detroit Lions
Week 11: at Atlanta Falcons
Week 12: at New York Jets
Week 13: vs Green Bay Packers
Week 14: BYE WEEK
Week 15: vs Philadelphia Eagles
Week 16: vs Buffalo Bills
Week 17: at Detroit Lions
Week 18: vs Minnesota Vikings
Preseason games have not been released or leaked yet.
The Bears will appear in primetime three different times, all in the first seven weeks of the season.
The Bears get the bye week in Week 14, the latest a team can have one. They also get a mini-bye week between Week 6 and Week 7 by playing on Thursday night in Week 6 and Monday Night Football in Week 7. That's 10 days between games.
The Bears avoided a Thanksgiving Day match up, they've played on Thanksgiving three times in the last four seasons.
The Bears will host the Vikings in the season finale and it's the sixth time in the seven seasons the teams have meet in the final game of the season.
They also finish the season with three of the four final games at Soldier Field. Get ready for Bears Weather.
In 2022, the Bears get an extra home game because of the new 17-game schedule, playing nine at Soldier Field and eight on the road.
The Bears' 2022 opponents went a combined 135-152-2 (.471) in 2021. That makes it the 9th-easiest schedule of 2022.