Week 1 – Sunday, 12:05 p.m. central at home vs. the Indianapolis Colts
Key Acquisitions: Brandon McKinley, Donnie Avery
Key Departures: Peyton Manning, Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, Jeff Saturday, Pierre Garcon
Week 2 – Thursday, 7:3- p.m. central at Green Bay Packers
Key Acquisitions: Jeff Saturday
Key Departures: Matt Flynn, Eric Walden, Ryan Grant
Week 3 – Sunday vs. St. Louis Rams
Key Acquisitions: Steve Smith (not Panthers)
Key Departures: Adam Goldberg, Brandon Lloyd
Week 4 – Monday, 7:30 p.m. central at Dallas Cowboys
Key Acquisitions: Brandon Carr, Kyle Orton, Dan Connor
Key Departures: Laurent Robinson, Martellus Bennett, Keith Brooking
Week 5 – Sunday at the Jacksonville Jaguars
Key Acquisitions: Lee Evans, Aaron Ross, Chad Henne
Key Departures: Jeremy Mincey
Week 6 -Bye week
Week 7 – Monday, 7:30 p.m. central vs the Detroit Lions
Key Acquisitions: Re-signed Calvin Johnson to a 7-year contract
Key Departures: Bobby Carpetner, Chris Harris
Week 8 – Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers
Key Acquisitions: Steve Smith re-signed, Mike Poliak, Mike Tolbert
Key Departures: Jeremy Shockey
Week 9 – Sunday at the Tennessee Titans
Key Acquisitions: Kamerion Wimbley, Steve Hutchinson
Key Departures: Cortland Finnegan
Week 10 – Sunday, 7:15 p.m. central vs the Houston Texans
Key Acquisitions: Bradie James
Key Departures: Mario Williams, Neil Rackers
Week 11 – Monday, 7:30 p.m. central at San Franciso 49ers
Key Acquisitions Mario Manningham, Brandon Jacobs, Randy Moss
Key Departures: Blake Constanzo
Week 12 – Sunday vs the Minnesota Vikings
Key Acquisitions: John Carlson,Zachary Bowman, Chris Carr
Key Departures: Visanthe Shiancoe, Benny Sapp, Cedric Griffin, Anthony Herrera, Steve Hutchinson
Week 13 – Sunday vs. the Seattle Seahawks
Key Acquisitions: Matt Flynn
Key Departures: John Carlson, Raheem Brock, David Hawthorne
Week 14 – Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings
See Week 12
Week 15 – Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers
See week 2
Week 16 – Sunday at the Arizona Cardinals
Key Acquisitions: Re-signed Levi Brown
Key Departures: Vonnie Holliday, Joey Porter
Week 17 – Sunday at the Detroit Lions
See week 7
Teams that I think improved on the Bears’ schedule:
*San Francisco 49ers with them re-signing Alex Smith and signing WR’s to go with him.
*Tennessee Titans with the upgrade of Hutchinson to their OL and Wimbley to their defense.
*Dallas Cowboys with the signing of Orton to back-up Romo and upgraded their secondary with Carr.
*Seattle Seawhawks with the hope they signed their franchise QB in Flynn.
*Carloina Panthers with the re-signing of Steve Smith, but they didn’t improve too much in which they will be contenders.
Teams that I think un-improved or stayed the same:
*The Detroit Lions did make the playoff, but didn’t do anything to make them a Super Bowl champion.
*The Minnesota Vikings lost 2 kee pieces to the OL and their secondary will still be bad.
*I know the Green Bay Packers don’t need much to improve; however, their defense is still not going to be good like it should be.
*The Arizona Cardinals will still be the same, no playoffs in 2012.
*Jacksonville Jaguars signed Henne, but he’s nothing to be proud of and he still has no weapons. Also, their defense won’t help win games.
*The St. Louis Rams need WR for Sam Bradford and they decreased their with the lost of Lloyd. Their offense will still be bad and the defense will too.
*The Houston Texans lost a top defender in Mario Williams and did not improve whatsoever.
*What can I say … the Indianapolis Colts will have the number 1 pick next year too.
Teams that the Bears will have a good challenge in 2012 [in my opinion] are … the Green Bay Packers of course, San Francisco 49ers with that defense, Dallas Cowboys as they seem to play in games and that’s all I really see. However, you never know, teams can find a way to be good from one year to another. Look at the 2011 Detroit Lions.
The draft can improve teams too and make them better that way.
That is the Chicago Bears 2012 schedule!