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Chicago Bears to open season at home against Atlanta Falcons

22 April 2017

As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, is now reporting on Twitter that they will play the Chicago Bears on the road in Week 3. If the division goes down to this game again, there's some added intrigue given the Lions pulled T.J. Lang away from Green Bay in March with $19 million guaranteed - an awfully high price for a guard.

The good news is, the only 2016 playoff teams the Bears will see the rest of the way will be a rematch with the Pack at home November 12, and their two games against Detroit, and there is no week a team would rather have its bye than Week Nine - right smack dab in the middle of the season - and the Bears have drawn that straw this year.

It's the third straight season Chicago travels to Lambeau Field in a Thursday night game and seventh straight overall prime time game played between the two rivals in Wisconsin. Fun fact: Aaron Rodgers hasn't lost at Soldier Field since 2010, However, three of the last four games have been decided by eight points or fewer. If 2016 records are any indication, then it will likely be a long year for the Chicago Bears. The Bears went 1-1 in those games last season.

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This season the Chiefs play the most prime-time games among National Football League teams with six, including four in a five-week span from Weeks 4-8.

The situation is similar to John Fox's first season as coach in 2015 when the Bears opened 0-3 with losses by a total of 59 points to the Packers, Cardinals and Seahawks-three teams that had combined for a 35-13 record the previous season.

Harry Teinowitz confirms this report and the Bears will play the Falcons at home in Week 1 of the 2017 season. The Bears will then make a visit to Tampa to play Glennon's former team, which could be a playoff club this season. The Bears own their best two divisional win percentages against the NFC South (.595) and AFC North (.586).

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The last time the two teams met in Soldier Field to open a season, was in 2011, when the Bears blew out the Falcons 30-12.

No NFL team has a more hard first quarter of the season than the Bears. Chicago is 34-24-1 all-time against teams from the AFC North.

The Steelers will apparently host the New England Patriots in Week 15. 425 weeks have passed since the Browns last regular season trip to Chicago, while the Steelers haven't made the trip in 418 weeks.

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The Bears' road map for the upcoming 2017 season has been officially revealed. What do you think about the Bears' 2017 schedule?

Chicago Bears to open season at home against Atlanta Falcons