2002 Schedule

LAKE FOREST, IL - The Chicago Bears, champions of the NFC Central for the first time since 1990, are scheduled to make three Monday Night Football appearances in 2002, marking the Bears' first Monday night game in four seasons.

The last time Chicago played on the NFL's national stage was Oct. 27, 1997, a 36-33 win at Miami. The three Monday night games mark the eighth time in franchise history the Bears will play at least three times on Monday night (1978, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992 and 1995) and Chicago's 44 all-time Monday night appearances rank eighth in the League.

The Bears will play seven of 16 games against teams that recorded double-digit wins last season (Green Bay, New England, NY Jets, Philadelphia, Miami and St. Louis) and will play eight games versus 2001 playoff qualifiers including both Super Bowl participants. Seven of the Bears eight home games played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign will be against teams that have qualified for the playoffs at least once in the past two seasons.

2002 BEARS PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 10 DENVER BRONCOS 7:05 pm WBBM

Friday, August 16 at St. Louis Rams 7:05 pm FOX

Friday, August 23 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 7:05 pm WBBM

Thursday, August 29 at Miami Dolphins 6:00 pm WBBM

2002 BEARS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT CHICAGO TIME NETWORK

Sunday, September 8 MINNESOTA VIKINGS Noon FOX

Sunday, September 15 at Atlanta Falcons Noon FOX

Sunday, September 22 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Noon FOX

Sunday, September 29 at Buffalo Bills Noon FOX

Monday, October 7 GREEN BAY PACKERS 8:00 pm ABC Sunday, October 13 BYE

Sunday, October 20 at Detroit Lions Noon FOX

Sunday, October 27 at Minnesota Vikings Noon FOX

Sunday, November 3 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Noon FOX

Sunday, November 10 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 3:15 pm CBS

Monday, November 18 at St. Louis Rams 8:00 pm ABC

Sunday, November 24 DETROIT LIONS Noon FOX

Sunday, December 1 at Green Bay Packers Noon FOX

Monday, December 9 at Miami Dolphins 8:00 pm ABC

Sunday, December 15 NEW YORK JETS Noon CBS

Sunday, December 22 at Carolina Panthers Noon FOX

Sunday, December 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30 pm ESPN

* Bears home games will be played at Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana 2002-03 POSTSEASON SCHEDULE Saturday, Sunday, January 4-5, 2003 AFC-NFC Wild Card Playoffs (ABC, CBS& FOX) Saturday, Sunday, January 11-12, 2003 AFC-NFC Divisional Playoffs (CBS & FOX) Sunday, January 19, 2003 AFC-NFC Championship Games (CBS & FOX) Sunday, January 26, 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII, San Diego, Calif. (ABC) Sunday, February 2, 2003 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii (ABC)


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