Familiar Foe

Lovie Smith won't have to wait long to face his former team. The Bears open their preseason schedule with a trip to St. Louis to play the Rams.

The entire 2004 preseason schedule was released by the League today (dates and times to be determined) and the Bears will open at St. Louis the week of Aug. 12-16.

Following the opener at St. Louis, Chicago will play their first preseason games at Soldier Field since 2001, hosting consecutive games against San Francisco (Aug. 19-23) and New Orleans (Aug. 26-30) before closing on the road at Cleveland (Sept. 2-5).

The Bears play San Francisco in both the preseason and regular season at Soldier Field in Chicago in 2004 which extends the Bears' streak of playing at least one opponent in both the preseason and regular season to 15 consecutive years.

Chicago Bears 2004 Preseason Schedule
at St. Louis August 12-16
SAN FRANCISCO August 19-23
NEW ORLEANS August 26-30
at Cleveland September 2-5

2004 regular season opponents
Home Games
Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington

Away Games
Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, Dallas, Jacksonville, New York Giants, Tampa Bay and Tennessee

Dates and times TBA

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