The Chicago Bears begin the John Fox era in 2015 with five of their games set to be shown in prime time. The Chicago Bears will get featured two times in the initial three weeks of the growing season because they are at San Francisco on NBC in Week 2 and at the New York Jets on ESPN in Week 3. The Chicago Bears have the 15th overall toughest NFL schedule this season but early season slate is favorable and the team gets their bye in an excellent spot in Week 9.
The early season will be critical to new head coach John Fox as his team has winnable games against Buffalo, San Francisco and the Jets before they take on Green Bay. Four of the initial six games for the Chicago Bears are away. The late season schedule is also favorable for the Chicago Bears while they play five of their last eight games at home when the elements ought to be cold.
One concern for the Chicago Bears in 2015 is that they do have to play the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings for a combined four games during the last seven weeks of the season. That may be an issue if both the Lions and Vikings find themselves of the same quality teams this season. One particular game is in Detroit on Thanksgiving. The Bears are 8-7 all-time on Thanksgiving contrary to the Lions.
2015 Chicago Bears Schedule (All times Eastern)
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 7, Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 14, at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 22, at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 28, Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 5, at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 12, at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 19, Miami, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 26, at New England, 1 p.m.
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 9, at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 16, Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 23, Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Thursday, Nov. 27, at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.
Week 14: Thursday, Dec. 4, Dallas, 8:25 p.m.
Week 15: Monday, Dec. 15, New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 21, Detroit, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 28, at Minnesota, 1 p.m.