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Bears Announce 2013 Schedule

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2013 BEARS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
     DATE                      OPPONENT                                TIME (CT)       NETWORK / RADIO
     Friday, Aug. 9           at Carolina Panthers                     7:00pm             Chicago Bears Network on WFLD-TV / WBBM Radio
     Thursday, Aug. 15     SAN DIEGO CHARGERS           7:00pm             ESPN / WBBM Radio
     Friday, Aug. 23         at Oakland Raiders                      9:00pm             Chicago Bears Network on WFLD-TV / WBBM Radio
     Thursday, Aug 29      CLEVELAND BROWNS              7:00pm             Chicago Bears Network on WFLD-TV / WBBM Radio
 
2013 BEARS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
     DATE                      OPPONENT                             TIME (CT)          NETWORK / RADIO
     Sunday, Sept. 8             CINCINNATI BENGALS                         Noon                   CBS / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Sept. 15           MINNESOTA VIKINGS                           Noon                   FOX / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Sept. 22           at Pittsburgh Steelers                             7:30pm                 NBC / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Sept. 29           at Detroit Lions                                          Noon                   FOX / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Oct. 6               NEW ORLEANS SAINTS                       Noon                   FOX / WBBM Radio
      Thursday, Oct. 10          NEW YORK GIANTS                             7:25pm                 NFLN / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Oct. 20             at Washington Redskins                         Noon                   FOX / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Oct. 27             BYE WEEKEND
      Monday, Nov. 4              at Green Bay Packers                            7:40pm                 ESPN / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Nov. 10            DETROIT LIONS                                     Noon                   FOX / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Nov. 17            BALTIMORE RAVENS                          Noon *                  CBS / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Nov. 24            at St. Louis Rams                                    Noon *                  FOX / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Dec. 1              at Minnesota Vikings                              Noon *                  FOX / WBBM Radio
      Monday, Dec. 9              DALLAS COWBOYS                             7:40pm                 ESPN / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Dec. 15            at Cleveland Browns                              Noon *                  FOX / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Dec. 22            at Philadelphia Eagles                           Noon *                  FOX / WBBM Radio
      Sunday, Dec. 29            GREEN BAY PACKERS                        Noon *                  FOX / WBBM Radio
* Game times tentative and subject to flexible scheduling
 
2013-14 POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
                        Saturday, Sunday, January 4-5, 2014     AFC-NFC Wild Card Playoffs (NBC, CBS & FOX)
                        Saturday, Sunday, January 11-12, 2014           AFC-NFC Divisional Playoffs (CBS & FOX)
                        Sunday, January 19, 2014                         AFC-NFC Championship Games (CBS & FOX)
                        Sunday, January 26, 2014                                            Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii (FOX)
                        Sunday, February 2, 2014                         Super Bowl XLVIII, East Rutherford, N.J. (FOX)
 
 
KICKOFF WEEKEND: The Bears own 53 opening-day victories overall (53-35-5, .597), the most by any NFL franchise. Chicago has won four of their last five opening-day contests.
 
BEARS OPEN AT HOME FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR: The Bears open the regular season schedule at home for the fourth straight year, hosting the Cincinnati Bengals. The contest marks the first time since the 1993-96 seasons that Chicago will open the season in front of their home fans in four-straight campaigns.  
                Of Chicago's last 20 season openers at home dating back to 1984, the Bears are 17-3 (.850).
This will mark just the second time that the Bears opened their season versus Cincinnati. The first came in 1989 when Chicago beat Cincinnati, 17-10, at Soldier Field.
 
BEARS WILL PLAY FIRST TWO CONTESTS AT HOME: The Chicago Bears will open their season at home on Sunday, September 8th vs. Cincinnati before hosting the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 on Sunday, September 15th, marking the first time since 1999 that the Monsters of the Midway opened the regular season with two consecutive home games.
 
BEARS BATTLE TEAMS FROM NFC EAST & AFC NORTH DIVISIONS: Chicago will square off against all four teams from the NFC East and
AFC North this season.
Chicago will host the N.Y. Giants (Week 6, NFLN's Thursday Night Football) and Dallas Cowboys (Week 14, ESPN's Monday Night Football) in primetime, while traveling to Washington (Week 7) and Philadelphia (Week 16). The Bears are 95-69-4 all-time against teams for the NFC East (.577). Chicago last faced all four teams from the NFC East in 2010, going 2-2 in those contests.
The Bears will travel to Pittsburgh (Week 3) and Cleveland (Week 15) while hosting Cincinnati (Week 1) and Baltimore (Week 11). Chicago is 30-24-4 (.552) all-time against teams from the AFC North. Chicago last faced all four teams from the AFC North in 2009, going 2-2 in those contests.
 
BEARS SCHEDULED TO PLAY FOUR GAMES IN PRIMETIME: The Bears are scheduled to make four appearances on primetime television during the 2013 regular season. Chicago went 2-3 in primetime during the 2012 regular season on NFLN's Thursday Night Football (0-1), NBC's Sunday Night Football (0-1), ESPN's Monday Night Football (2-1).
                The Bears first primetime contest of the 2013 season is Week 3 at Pittsburgh on NBC's Sunday Night Football. In Week 6, the Bears will host the New York Giants on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football.
Chicago plays two regular season contests on ESPN's Monday Night Football: Week 9 at Green Bay and Week 14 vs. Dallas.
                Chicago is also set to play in a nationally-televised preseason game at Soldier Field vs. the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, August 15 on ESPN.
                The Bears are 25-35 all time on Monday Night Football (14-11 at home; 11-24 on the road); 13-19 on Sunday Night Football (5-9 at home; 8-10 on the road) and 4-4 on Thursday Night Football (1-0 at home; 3-4 on the road)
 
BEARS SET TO TRAVEL 10,880 MILES DURING 2013 SEASON:  The Bears will travel 10,880 miles during the 2013 season. Chicago's longest trip during the season is to Oakland (3,670 miles round-trip). 
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