Chicago Bears 2024 schedule: What we know

Bears will host 8 games at Soldier Field, plus 1 ‘home’ game in London

Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet fends off Denver Broncos linebacker Alex Singleton during their game Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The NFL will announce its full slate of 272 games for the 2024 season at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Bears and the rest of the league already know who they are playing both at home and on the road, but they will finally learn the dates and times for all 17 of their games.

The league will also announce its five international games on Tuesday morning during “Good Morning Football.” The special edition episode begins at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Bears are scheduled to play in London this season. The rest of the schedule will come out later in the day.

But there are a few things that the Bears already are certain of. Here’s what we know.

Here are all the Bears’ 2024 opponents

The Bears don’t know the dates and times of games, but they do know which teams they will face at home and which teams they will face on the road. Here’s a look at their 2024 opponents:

Home: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans

Away: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Commanders

Bears will play in London in 2024

The Bears will travel internationally for the first time since 2019. They are scheduled to play a game at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London. The date and opponent are yet to be announced. International games typically are played in and around October.

For the Bears, the London game will take the place of a home game. So they do know the pool for potential opponents: the Lions, Packers, Vikings, Panthers, Jaguars, Rams, Patriots, Seahawks and Titans.

The Jaguars played back-to-back games in London last year and could be a likely candidate to face the Bears this year. Jacksonville also is scheduled to host a game in London.

There will be five NFL games played outside the U.S. this season. The Eagles and Packers will kick off the season with a Week 1 game on a Friday in Brazil. The Vikings and Jaguars also will host games in London, while the Panthers will host a game in Munich, Germany. Opponents for those games are yet to be announced.

The Bears haven’t played internationally since they faced the Raiders on Oct. 6, 2019, at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium. The Raiders won 24-21.

2024 Hall of Fame game to feature the Bears

Caleb Williams and the Bears will be in the spotlight quickly. The Bears and the Houston Texans will square off in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 1, the NFL’s first preseason game of the year. The game will be at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. Two days later, former Bears Devin Hester, Julius Peppers and Steve McMichael will be among those inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The NFL hopes to highlight two of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the league: Williams and Houston’s CJ Stroud.

The Hall of Fame game is an additional preseason game, so the Bears will have four preseason games in 2024. One of their remaining three preseason games will be at Soldier Field.

Bears have what might be an easy schedule

Based on 2023 win-loss records – which, of course, don’t really mean much in 2024 – the Bears could have one of the easiest schedules in the NFL this season. Thanks to a last-place finish in the NFC North, the Bears have a number of fellow last-place finishers on their 2024 slate.

Their opponents had a combined record of 135-154 (.467 win percentage). It’s tied with the Panthers for the 29th-most difficult schedule in the NFL. Only the Falcons and Saints have schedules with a worse opponents’ win percentage.

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for the Shaw Local News Network. He has covered the Bears since 2020. Prior to writing about the Bears, he covered high school sports for the Northwest Herald and contributed to Friday Night Drive. Sean joined Shaw Media in 2016.