Evaluating The Chicago Bears 2009-2010 Schedule
By Jake Perper
Here’s your 2009-2010 Chicago Bears schedule:
Week 1: @ Green Bay (Sunday Night Football)
Week 2: vs. Pittsburgh (CBS)
Week 3: @ Seattle (FOX)
Week 4: vs. Detroit (FOX)
Week 5: Bye
Week 6: @ Atlanta (Sunday Night Football)
Week 7: @ Cincinnati (FOX)
Week 8: vs. Cleveland (CBS)
Week 9: vs. Arizona (FOX)
Week 10: @ San Francisco (Thursday Night Football)
Week 11: vs Philadelphia (Sunday Night Football)
Week 12: @ Minnesota (FOX)
Week 13: vs. St. Louis (FOX)
Week 14: vs. Green Bay (FOX)
Week 15: @ Baltimore (FOX)
Week 16: vs. Minnesota (Monday Night Football)
Week 17: @ Detroit (FOX)
What I Think?
Even though the Bears have the easiest schedule statistically, they start off at Green Bay on prime-time television and play week at home against the defending champion Steelers.
There toughest stretch is from week 10 to week 16, they play at San Fransisco on prime-time vs former Bear great Mike Singletary, versus the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, at Minnesota, versus Green Bay, at Baltimore and week 16 at home on Monday Night Football against Adrian Peterson and the Vikings. Many think the week 16 matchup versus the Vikes will decide the NFC North, I’m here to say it will be decided a while before that.
The Bears play six games against the Lions, Packers and Vikings. The Bears need to take care of business in the NFC North before they worry about the other games on there schedule.
With the addition of pro bowl QB Jay Cutler, I believe the Bears will get off to a fast start this season, thus taking care of business in the NFC North division.
Just A Thought
Just because you have the easiest schedule, doesn’t mean you’re going to have a great record.
But it sure does help.