Chicago Bears' 2012 schedule set

Chicago Bears' 2012 schedule set
Mike Martz reflects as the Chicago Bears finish their 2011 campaign with a 17-13 win over the Vikings, snapping a 5-game losing streak.

POST UPDATE: You can view the full 2012 schedule with dates and times here, along with full analysis.

The Chicago Bears finished their 2011 season on Sunday—New Year’s Day—with an 8-8 (.500) record, ranked 15th overall in the National Football League. It was the first time the team went a perfect .500 in almost 30 years (1983).

Not as if that’s something to be proud of …

The Bears missed the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five seasons under head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo, thanks much to the losses of their starting quarterback and starting tail back.

The Chicago Bears completed the 2011 season ranked eighth in the National Football Conference and third in the NFC North Division behind the Lions and Packers.

Late Sunday night, the team announced their home/road future opponents to the media via email, and also on the team website.

The Bears had their schedule affected by the New York Giants’ victory over the Dallas Cowboys on New Year’s Day.

The team is currently scheduled to play the AFC South (Texans, Colts, Jaguars and Titans), the NFC West (Cardinals, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks) and—of course—their own division, the NFC North (Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings) in 2012. They will also play one NFC South and one NFC East opponent in 2012—not revealed on the team website but listed below.

Here’s the road/home schedule—sans dates—for 2012:

Seattle Seahawks Arizona Cardinals
St. Louis Rams San Francisco 49ers
Houston Texans Jacksonville Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans
Carolina Panthers (NFC South) Dallas Cowboys (NFC East)
Detroit Lions Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings

Schedule dates are typically announced in mid-April.

While you wait, have a look at this updated two-part series on the Bears' current in-house free agents as well as who they might target on the open market.

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  • I had at least figured the Panthers again. The Panthers were too inexperienced in 2011, but if the current Bears staff stays around, I'm looking forward to Chico and Cam kicking some Bears behind next year.

    Yesterday's Vikings game only exhibited that both teams were bad. The Vikings seem to have beaten the record on alligator armed receivers, and, of course, Jared Allen was going to beat the team sacks record against the Bears line.

    BTW, you have Lovie saying that he won the first game of 2012, without mentioning that while his first goal was to beat the Packers, he lost to them 4 times in calendar 2011.Except in the world of corporate speak, you can't have it both ways.

  • In reply to jack:

    To clarify my remarks after reading them, I wasn't using pronouns in the personal sense, just like the Queen is "we."

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    you now nothing about the bears if you think the little panthers are going to beat the bears and you didn't beat the packers ether so you cant say any thing about the bears lousing to the packers

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