5 Games To Circle On the Bears' 2024 Schedule

Some games look more appealing than others on the Bears' 2024 schedule.
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The 2024 NFL schedule has finally been released and there are tons of games to look forward to. The Chicago Bears have the 4th easiest schedule overall and now have the easiest schedule through the first 10 weeks of the season.

This can be especially beneficial to the Bears as it will allow rookie quarterback Caleb Williams to acclimate himself to the NFL against weaker opponents before playing some of the league’s best teams down the stretch.

Having the 4th easiest schedule no doubt means there will be some games that are less appealing than others, such as Carolina in week five and New England in week 10. The Bears should be able to win both of those games as their roster is simply much better than their opponents.

Six of the Bears’ final eight games, however, will be division opponents including a date with Detroit on Thanksgiving and a Monday night matchup with the Vikings. Obviously, division games are the most important to teams but there are also some big-time matchups and storylines scattered throughout the Bears schedule.

Let’s take a look at five games every Bears fan should circle on their calendar as a must-watch.

1. Week 2: Sept. 15 at Houston (SNF)

The Bears and Caleb Williams will get their first crack at the national spotlight very early in the season as they travel to Houston in Week 2 to face C.J. Stroud and the Texans. Stroud lit the NFL world on fire last season with one of the best rookie QB seasons we have ever seen. He threw for 4,108 yards, 23 touchdowns and just five interceptions. I think most Bears fans would be happy if Caleb even comes close to those numbers this year.

The Texans made the playoffs last year and even won their Wild Card matchup with the Browns. They have added some big names this offseason including Stefon Diggs, Danielle Hunter, and Joe MIxon. It seems like the Texans are going all in and looking to contend right away.

This will be Bears' fans first look at Caleb Williams in prime time and against a solid opponent. If they are able to travel to Houston and beat the Texans, it should alert the rest of the league that the Bears are for real.