As we indulge in Turkey on Thanksgiving, Chicago Bears fans will also be able to enjoy watching their favorite team on the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Bears will play the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. The Bears last played on Thanksgiving in 1999 when the team lost 21-17 to the Lions.
The report goes on to mention that the Bears will host the Lions in Week 16 while concluding the season against the Minnesota Vikings on December 28 in Minnesota. The Bears and Vikings are also believed to be playing at Soldier Field on November 16.
Earlier reports from 87.7 The Game’s Harry Teinowitz indicated the Bears would open the season on September 7 against the Buffalo Bills. Teinowitz also reported that the Bears will be the first team to play the San Francisco 49ers in their new home stadium in Week 2.
Of what is believed to be known about the Bears schedule, it certainly is interesting that the Bears have two divisional matchups to end the season. Those matchups against the Lions and Vikings could very well factor into who wins the division. It has long been the goal of the NFL to have meaningful divisional games late in the season.
The NFL Regular Season is being released at 7:00 p.m. tonight. Stay clicked onto Da Windy City for the latest on the Bears schedule.