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Chicago Bears Preseason Schedule 2012: Bears Start Against Broncos

The NFL preseason schedule it out, and it looks like the Chicago Bears will be the first team to face up against Peyton Manning in a Denver Broncos jersey.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Jay Culter #6 of the Chicago Bears during play against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Jay Culter #6 of the Chicago Bears during play against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
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The NFL released its schedule for the 2012 preseason on Wednesday, outlining what will go down in the four weeks of tuneup before the regular season. Expect there to be some unusually big attention on the Chicago Bears' first preseason game as they play the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos at Soldier Field.

Here's the full preseason schedule for Chicago:

  • Week 1: Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears
  • Week 2: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears
  • Week 3: Chicago Bears at New York Giants
  • Week 4: Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns
  • The NFL hasn't set specific dates for most of the games yet, but the nationally televised games are already in place. The Bears' meeting against the defending Super Bowl champion Giants will be televised by CBS at 8 p.m. EST on August 24.

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