Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith made a point of breaking the Chicago Bears schedule down into quarters. Smith would divide the Bears schedule into 4 quarters with 4 games in each quarter.
Smith may have burned his bridges with Bears fans and local media at the end of his tenure with the team, the but the head coach was onto something in his breaking down of the Bears schedule.
In the first quarter of the Bears’ 2014 schedule, the Bears are set to play the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, and Green Bay Packers. That quarter of games for the Bears features two national spotlights with a Sunday Night Football contest against the 49ers and a Monday Night Football tilt against the Jets the following week.
Lets take a closer look at the Bears first four opponents in 2014.