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Bears 2013 Season Released

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 19, 2013 5:40PM

2012_12_27_bears.jpg The Chicago Bears 2013 season schedule was released Thursday. It includes four primetime matchups, including Monday Night Football contests against Green Bay Nov. 4 and Dallas Dec. 9.

The Bears open the season noon Sept. 8 against Cincinnati at Soldier Field. In addition to their NFC North matchups against the Packers, Minnesota (Sept. 15 at Soldier Field), and Detroit, the Bears travel to Pittsburgh for a Sunday Night Football contest on NBC Sept. 22, Washington on Oct. 20, and Cleveland and Philadelphia Dec. 15 and 22, respectively.

We're sure there are some Bears fans reviewing the schedule and predicting a 16-0 season already. Their pie in the sky predictions will only be bolstered by the recently concluded minicamp, the first under new head coach Marc Trestman. Both Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer said the minicamp went well, and Trestman said he was impressed by the Bears' team speed. But most NFL head coaches say that. The Sun-Times noted that's exactly what Lovie Smith said after his first minicamp in 2004. Trestman still accentuated the positives.

‘We got enough on tape to make corrections. Overall, it was a good start. The No. 1 thing is we got through it safely, and we’re on to meetings and then another day.’’

Quarterback Jay Cutler was also impressed by the minicamp. (Cutler will likely remain impressed until he stumbles out of the gate.)

‘It was faster,’’ Cutler said. ‘‘We were in and out of the huddle. We tried to create as [much of a] game-like atmosphere as possible. Ran a lot of plays, in and out. We want to put pressure on guys.’’