The NFL announced the complete 2020 schedule on Thursday evening, and the Chicago Bears will kick off their 2020 season on the road against Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. They start off in the division, but their next division game isn’t until Week 10, when they take on the Vikings at home on Monday Night Football.
The Bears took a step back after winning the division in 2018. They finished right at .500 in 2019, which was good for third place. Mitchell Trubisky had a lot to do team’s shortcomings, and that prompted Chicago to acquire Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars via trade. Bringing in Foles has been the Bears’ biggest offseason move, but they also made some complementary additions. Tedd Ginn Jr. and Jimmy Graham have joined Chicago in free agency while cornerback Jaylon Johnson and tight end Cole Kmet were selected in the first and second rounds of the 2020 draft. Will this be enough to compete with the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers?
Chicago Bears Schedule
Week 1: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET: Chicago has won its past two in Motown (both on Thanksgiving) in close games (1-1 ATS).
Week 2: Chicago Bears vs New York Giants, 1 p.m. ET: The Bears have covered once in the past six meetings after failing last year as 6-point home faves in 19-14 win.
Week 3: Chicago Bears vs Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET: Under Nagy, the Bears are 8-13 ATS (38 percent) outside the NFC North.
Week 4: Chicago Bears vs Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET: The Over has hit in just two of Chicago’s past 10 October home games.
Week 5: Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 PM ET (Thursday): These teams have split the past 10 meetings ATS, with the Bears winning the most recent, 48-10 at home in September 2018.
Week 6: Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET: The Bears haven’t visited Carolina since 2014; they’re 1-3 SU, 1-2-1 ATS all-time in Charlotte.
Week 7: Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 PM (Monday): This is the third straight season these teams play and the home team won and covered first two in low-scoring games.
Week 8: Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. ET: Chicago has lost the past five in this series (1-4 ATS), including 36-25 last year as 4-point home favorite.
Week 9: Chicago Bears vs Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. ET: Under Nagy, the Bears are 2-6 ATS vs. the AFC and failed to cover all four in 2019.
Week 10: Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings, 8:15 PM ET (Monday): In the past 10 home meetings, the Bears are 8-2 ATS, failing to cover only in 2015 & ’13.
Week 11: – BYE –
Week 12: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET: The Bears have dropped four straight at Lambeau (1-3 ATS), including 21-13 last year as 4.5-point dogs.
Week 13: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET: The Under is 8-1 in the Bears’ last nine games after visiting Green Bay, the lone Over coming on an overtime touchdown.
Week 14: Chicago Bears vs Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET: The Bears have faced the Texans four times (but not Deshaun Watson — see below) and are 0-4 SU and ATS.
Week 15: Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET: Under Nagy, the Bears are 8-4 ATS (67 percent) in division games.
Week 16: Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET: Chicago is 4-6 ATS in its past 10 December games as a road favorite (should be here).
Week 17: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET: The Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games vs. GB, with seven decided by single digits.