The Chicago Bears' 2011 NFL schedule will be released Tuesday night during a television special to be broadcast on NFL Network at 6:00 PM Central. Of course, any news of a potential NFL schedule is bittersweet, as it's unclear whether the season will ever take place, due to the ongoing NFL lockout. Still, the schedule announcement, as well as the forthcoming NFL Draft--just nine days away--give Bears fans something to look forward to during an otherwise bleak time to be a pro football fan.
The new schedule will give Bears fans the opportunity to put the disappointing finish to last season, a 21-14 defeat against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, behind them. It's a time of renewal for them and the franchise.
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