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Complete 2009 Bears schedule

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One has to wonder if the addition of Jay Cutler less than two weeks ago altered the landscape for the Bears' 2009 schedule.

They're in demand by the networks, that much is for certain.

The Bears are scheduled for five prime-time games beginning with the opener Sept. 13 at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers, the one game we already knew about. They will host Philadelphia and Minnesota in night games at Soldier Field and play in prime time at San Francisco against Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary and at Atlanta. The game with the Vikings will be Dec. 28 in the second-to-final game of the regular season. The Bears will close the season Jan. 3 at Detroit. This is the fifth time since 1999 the regular season has spilled into January.

The schedule doesn't get easier when the Bears return home from Wisconsin. Their home schedule begins with the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 20. The Bears are the only team in the league that will play the four teams from the conference championship games. They host the Steelers, Arizona Cardinals and Eagles and will play at Baltimore.

A look at the complete schedule:

Sept. 13 at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m., Ch. 5
Sept. 20 PITTSBURGH, 3:15 p.m., Ch. 2
Sept. 27 at Seattle, 3:05 p.m., Fox-32
Oct. 4 DETROIT, noon, Fox-32
Oct. 11 BYE
Oct. 18 at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m., Ch. 5
Oct. 25 at Cincinnati, noon, Fox-32
Nov. 1 CLEVELAND, noon, Ch. 2
Nov. 8 ARIZONA, noon, Fox-32
Nov. 12 at San Francisco, 7:20 p.m., NFL Network
Nov. 22 PHILADELPHIA, 7:20 p.m., Ch. 5
Nov. 29 at Minnesota, noon, Fox-32
Dec. 6 ST. LOUIS, noon, Fox-32
Dec. 13 GREEN BAY, noon, Fox-32
Dec. 20 at Baltimore, noon, Fox-32
Dec. 28 MINNESOTA, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 3 at Detroit, noon, Fox-32

Preseason

Aug. 15 at Buffalo, 6 p.m., Fox-32
Aug. 22 NEW YORK GIANTS, 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 at Denver, 7 p.m., Ch. 5
Sept. 3 CLEVELAND, 7 p.m., Fox-32


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aint going to be easy but im jazzed i get to see them in prime time at least 5 times!!

Wow Pitt in the home opener, that sucks. It's good but it sucks. The opening 4 games I am just hoping for 500. The Bears defense is a big question mark right now and they better get Cutler a reciever or the Bears are in trouble. We will find out early if the Bears are contenders, if they can beat Pitt that says it all. At least we find out how good the Oline is real early.

I hate the Early bye.

Should be able to go 500 in the next 4 games after the bye. Arizona is going ot be tough on the Bears secondary.

We are going to be looking for Payback against Atlanta and the Eagles will be looking to pay us back. Those two games will be really good.

I give the Bears a conservative 9 wins but thats cause the draft has not happened yet and I have yet to see what Lovie is going to do for the defense or if Harris is going to show up. Also, that schedule is not as easy as it looks on paper. The Road schedule is good. Three out of the final 4 games are in the division. That will probably decide who is in the playoffs. Final game against detroit is awsome.

Are the two 3:00 games nationally televised?

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