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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2. Week 8: Oct. 27 at Washington

The game in which the first overall pick plays against the second overall pick will always be one to circle for NFL fans. Everyone wants to debate who will have a better career and who was the better pick.

This year that game will feature Caleb Williams and the Bears squaring off against Jayden Daniels and the Commanders. This will also be Montez Sweat's first game against his former team so I am sure there will be some extra motivation there.

On paper, the Bears have the better roster overall so should win this game. However, this is the NFL and anything can happen on any given Sunday. This will be the first time Williams faces off against another QB from his class so all eyes will be on the rookies. One game will not make or break either of those guys' careers, but you can bet people will overreact to the outcome of this game regardless.

3. Week 13: Nov. 28 at Detroit (Thanksgiving)

This will be the third straight division game on the Bears' schedule after facing the Packers in Week 11 and Vikings in Week 12. Detroit is coming off arguably their best season ever as they were a few points away from making the Super Bowl. They opened up their checkbooks this offseason by extending Penei Sewell (four years, $112M), Amon Ra St. Brown (four years, $120M), and most recently Jared Goff (four years $212M). All of these players have become franchise guys for the Lions and they are looking to keep that train rolling.

What isn't rolling is the Lions' success on Thanksgiving. The Lions play every Thanksgiving and currently have an all-time record of 37-44-2. They had a nine-game losing streak from 2004-12 and are currently on a six-game losing streak dating back to 2016.

Small-talk with relatives you see once a year, eating until you need to unbutton your pants, and the Lions losing a football game is just what America does on Thanksgiving.

For all of the division struggles the Bears have had recently, they do seem to play the Lions well. Hopefully the Bears are not the ones to break the current streak happening up there in Motor City.