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Chicago Bears schedule released, will host Jaguars in London in Week 6

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CHICAGO (CBS) -- The Chicago Bears full 2024 regular season schedule was released Wednesday, which included a Week 6 matchup against the Jaguars in London.

The Bears will be designated as the home team on Oct. 13 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The game will start at 8:30 a.m. Chicago time. Tickets will go on sale in June.

It will be the Bears' fourth game in London. The Bears also played in the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2019, when they lost to the Raiders 24-21. They also beat the Cowboys 17-6 in London in a 1986 preseason game, and beat the Buccaneers 24-18 in a 2011 regular season game.

The London game will be one of nine home games for the Bears. Every NFC team will play nine home games and eight road games in 2024 and all even-numbered years. Every AFC team plays nine home games and eight road games in all odd-numbered years.

The Bears will also play in five national stand-along games, including three prime-time contests, the Week 6 game in London and a Thanksgiving matchup in Detroit. After starting the first nine games of the season again non-division opponents, the Bears will then play five of six contests against NFC North rivals.

Here is the full schedule:

Week 1: Sept. 8 vs. Tennessee, Noon

Week 2: Sept. 15 at Houston, 7:20 p.m.

Week 3: Sept. 22 at Indianapolis, Noon

Week 4: Sept. 29 vs. L.A. Rams, Noon

Week 5: Oct. 6 vs Carolina, Noon

Week 6: Oct. 13 vs. Jacksonville (in London), 8:30 a.m.

Week 7: Bye

Week 8: Oct. 27 at Washington, Noon

Week 9: Nov. 3 at Arizona, 3:05 p.m.

Week 10: Nov. 10 vs New England, Noon

Week 11: Nov. 17 vs. Green Bay, Noon

Week 12: Nov. 24 vs. Minnesota, Noon

Week 13: Nov.. 28 at Detroit, 11:30 a.m.

Week 14: Dec. 8 at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m.

Week 15: Dec. 16 at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Week 16: Dec. 22 vs. Detroit, Noon

Week 17: Dec. 26 vs Seattle, 7:15 p.m.

Week 18: TBD at Green Bay

Who are the Chicago Bears opponents?

The Bears will play three home games against their NFC North rivals, the Lions, Packers, and Vikings.

In addition to the London game against the Jaguars, the Bears also are scheduled to play home games against the Panthers, Rams, Patriots, Seahawks, and Titans.

The Bears will play three road games against the Lions, Packers, and Vikings. The Bears will also play on the road against the Cardinals, Texans, Colts, 49ers, and Commanders.

The Bears head into the season with hopes riding high after they drafted USC quarterback Caleb Williams with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft. Williams is widely considered not only the top quarterback prospect of the 2024 draft class but one of the top quarterback prospects since Andrew Luck.

They also have set up Williams for success by drafting Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze at No. 9 in the draft, acquiring six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Keenan Allen from the Chargers in an offseason trade, and signing 2023 Pro Bowl running back D'Andre Swift. With star wide receiver DJ Moore and rising star tight end Cole Kmet already on the roster, the Bears have their deepest pool of position player talent ever in 2024.

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