Preseason Starts on the West Coast

The Bears will open their 87th season with a road trip to San Francisco to face the 49ers.

The game will take place between Aug. 10-14, with exact dates and times will be announced at a later date.

The following week the Bears will host a nationally televised game on CBS on Friday, August 18 against the San Diego Chargers. The Bears will then host the Arizona Cardinals (Aug. 24-27) before finishing their preseason by traveling to play the Cleveland Browns (Aug. 31-2).

The Bears 2006 preseason schedule features multiple games against NFC opponents for just the second time in nine years, the last time being 2004.

Chicago defeated San Francisco, 20-13, in a preseason game at Soldier Field last Aug. 21. The Bears have not played San Diego in the preseason since 1989, a 24-7 win by the Chargers at Soldier Field on Aug. 19. Chicago and Arizona will square-off in the preseason for the third time in the last six years, the last time being a 27-17 Cardinals win at Sun Devil Stadium on Aug. 23, 2004. The Bears and Browns will be closing their respective preseason schedules for the third of a four-year home-and-home series, which has seen Cleveland win the first two meetings.

– AUGUST 6 Oakland vs. Philadelphia (NBC)

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 10 – 14
Indianapolis at St. Louis (FOX, 8/10)
New England at Atlanta (CBS, 8/11)
Washington at Cincinnati (NBC, 8/13)
Oakland at Minnesota (ESPN, 8/14)
Buffalo at Carolina
Chicago at San Francisco
Cleveland at Philadelphia
Dallas at Seattle
Denver at Detroit
Green Bay at San Diego
Jacksonville at Miami
Kansas City at Houston
New Orleans at Tennessee
New York Giants at Baltimore
New York Jets at Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh at Arizona

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 17-21
Kansas City at New York Giants (FOX, 8/17)
San Diego at Chicago (CBS, 8/18)
Arizona at New England (NFLN, 8/19)
Seattle at Indianapolis (NBC, 8/20)
Dallas at New Orleans, Shreveport, LA (ESPN, 8/21)
Atlanta at Green Bay
Carolina at Jacksonville
Cincinnati at Buffalo
Detroit at Cleveland
Houston at St. Louis
Miami at Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Pittsburgh
New York Jets at Washington
Philadelphia at Baltimore
San Francisco at Oakland
Tennessee at Denver

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 24-28
Miami at Carolina (FOX, 8/24)
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (ESPN, 8/25)
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville (CBS, 8/26)
Houston at Denver (NFLN, 8/27)
Green Bay at Cincinnati (ESPN, 8/28)
Arizona at Chicago
Atlanta at Tennessee
Baltimore at Minnesota
Cleveland at Buffalo
Detroit at Oakland
Indianapolis at New Orleans, Jackson, MS
New York Giants at New York Jets
San Francisco at Dallas
Seattle at San Diego
St. Louis at Kansas City
Washington at New England

Baltimore at Washington
Buffalo at Detroit
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Chicago at Cleveland
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Denver at Arizona
Jacksonville at Atlanta
Minnesota at Dallas
New England at New York Giants
New Orleans at Kansas City
Oakland at Seattle
Philadelphia at New York Jets
San Diego at San Francisco
St. Louis at Miami
Tampa Bay at Houston
Tennessee at Green Bay

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