While the Chicago Bears don't know the actual dates and times on their schedule yet, opponent listings and game locations for the 2013 season were announced by the NFL on Wednesday, as Steven Schweickert of Windy City Gridiron writes.
So even though we don't know when the Bears will be on national television or whether they'll be saddled playing in a Thursday night game, we can comb over who the Bears will be facing in 2013. Here's the list:
Home: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals
Away: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
While games against the Packers, Lions and Vikings obviously can't be avoided, the rest of Chicago's schedule should provide some additional challenges. Road games in Pittsburgh and Washington should be especially difficult, as well as home games against the likes of Baltimore and New York.