Full Schedule: Bears to open season on Sunday Night Football against Rams in LA

The Chicago Bears will open the 2021 season on Sunday Night Football against the Rams and their new quarterback, Matthew Stafford, in Los Angeles.

The first Sunday night game will take place September 12.

The Bears full schedule was released Wednesday night. It goes as follows:

  • Week 1: Bears @ Rams (SNF)
  • Week 2: Bears host Bengals
  • Week 3: Bears @ Browns
  • Week 4: Bears host Lions
  • Week 5: Bears @ Raiders (Vegas)
  • Week 6: Bears host Packers
  • Week 7: Bears @ Buccaneers
  • Week 8: Bears host 49ers
  • Week 9: Bears @ Steelers (MNF)
  • Week 10: BYE
  • Week 11: Bears host Ravens
  • Week 12: Bears @ Lions
  • Week 13: Bears host Cardinals
  • Week 14: Bears @ Packers (SNF)
  • Week 15: Bears host Vikings (MNF)
  • Week 16: Bears @ Seahawks
  • Week 17: Bears host Giants
  • Week 18: Bears @ Vikings

This year includes a new wrinkle: an extra week of the regular season for the first 17-game season in league history. That means another week of games to keep an eye on, much to the joy of NFL fans across the country.

The 2021 season will officially kick off on September 9, with the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking on the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

In addition, the NFL on FOX Week 1 schedule has been released.

NFL on FOX schedule for Week 1 (Sept. 12, 2021)

12 PM CT / 1 PM ET

  • Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals
  • Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons
  • San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions
  • Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts

3:25 PM CT / 4:25 PM ET  

  • Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
  • Denver Broncos at New York Giants

Don’t miss the entire 2021 NFL Schedule Release Show, Wednesday at 7 PM CT / 8 PM ET on NFL Network and FS1.

The NFL’s goal is to have full stadiums this season. Single game tickets go on sale at 7 PM CT / 8 PM ET Wednesday at NFL.com/tickets.

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Week 1 games on CBS

12 PM CT / 1 PM ET

  • Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
  • New York Jets at Carolina Panthers
  • Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans
  • Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team

3:25 PM CT / 4:25 PM ET  

  • Cleveland Browns at Chiefs
  • Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Primetime games

  • The Thursday Night Football season opener will be the Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 9
  • The first Sunday Night Football game of the season will be the Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams.
  • The first Monday Night Football game of the season will be the Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Allen Robinson #12 of the Chicago Bears is blocked by Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Los Angeles Rams in the 4'th quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 26, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)