3 Hardest Games on the Bears Schedule in 2022
Every team in the NFL already knows which teams they will be facing during the 2022 season, just not the specific dates and start times. That will be revealed at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network on May 12. The Chicago Bears have surely already circled a couple of daunting matchups on their schedule.
The Bears will look to take a giant step forward in what will be quarterback Justin Fields first year as the full-time starter. Getting to the playoffs is going to be no easy task for new head coach Matt Eberflus, so let's take a look at the three hardest matchups Chicago will have in 2022.
Chicago Bears 2022 Schedule
1. @ Green Bay Packers
Another NFL season means another away game against the Green Bay Packers for the Bears. Chicago has had nearly zero positive takeaways from its games at Lambeau Field over the last few years, losing each of its last six games there by an average of 12.8 points. It's worth noting that Fields did throw for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns (2 interceptions) against the Packers in Week 14 of last season. Attempting to build on that performance and go toe-to-toe with one of the best quarterbacks in the game would be a great next step for the former Ohio State standout. The fan base would go nuts if he ended the losing streak with a victory.
2. vs Buffalo Bills
The Bears' home schedule is about as mixed as it can be. It features four matchups against teams that finished under .500 last season, but there's also a scary matchup against the Buffalo Bills thrown in there. Buffalo suffered a beatdown the last time they faced the Bears in 2018 as the game ended with a 41-9 score. Quarterback Josh Allen was inactive for that game, though, meaning he has not faced Chicago yet in his career. The 25-year-old has developed into one of the most dangerous QBs in the NFL and posted a career-high 763 rushing yards last season. His gameplay is very similar to that of Fields, which should make this matchup a fun one to watch.
3. @ Dallas Cowboys
Aside from the Bears divisional road games, taking on the Dallas Cowboys in AT&T Stadium may be the team's toughest task. Head coach Mike McCarthy's team has posted a home record of 21-11 over the last four years and averaged a league-leading 30.4 points per game in 2021. This is an offense that is filled with dynamic playmakers like running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. Seeing veteran defensive lineman Robert Quinn make life tough on quarterback Dak Prescott would go a long way in pulling off an upset here. After all, Quinn logged a franchise-record 18.5 sacks last season and was named to the All-Pro second team as a result.
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