Chicago Bears schedule announced

The NFL today released the official 2012 schedule for all 32 teams. The Chicago Bears will begin the season against the Indianapolis Colts, and will play five prime time games.

Below is the full 2012 regular season schedule for the Chicago Bears.

Week 1 vs. Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, September 9
Noon at Soldier Field

Week 2 at Green Bay Packers
Thursday, September 13
7:20 p.m. at Lambeau Field

Week 3 vs. St. Louis Rams
Sunday, September 23
Noon at Soldier Field

Week 4 at Dallas Cowboys
Monday, October 1
7:30 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium

Week 5 at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, October 7
3:05 p.m. at EverBank Field

Week 6 Bye

Week 7 vs. Detroit Lions
Monday, October 22
7:30 p.m. at Soldier Field

Week 8 vs. Carolina Panthers
Sunday, October 28
Noon at Soldier Field

Week 9 at Tennessee Titans
Sunday, November 4
Noon at LP Field

Week 10 vs. Houston Texans
Sunday, November 11
7:20 p.m. at Soldier Field

Week 11 at San Francisco 49ers
Monday, November 19
7:30 p.m. at Candlestick Park

Week 12 vs. Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, November 25
Noon at Soldier Field

Week 13 vs. Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, December 2
Noon at Soldier Field

Week 14 at Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, December 9
Noon at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Week 15 vs Green Bay
Sunday, December 16
Noon at Soldier Field

Week 16 at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, December 23
3:15 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium

Week 17 at Detroit Lions
Sunday, December 30
Noon at Ford Field

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