See available tickets for Bears v. Vikings on December 28
The Bears final home game of the year will be the nationally televised Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings just 3 days after Christmas on December 28. If you were lucky enough to buy tickets early for this game you could find some pretty good deals, but if you went looking for last minute stocking stuffers in the form of Bears MNF tickets you probably found that the resale market has been hot for these tix. If you can find a seat for under $140, consider yourself lucky.
See available tickets for Bears/Packers game
The Bears will play the rival Green Bay Packers on December 13 at Soldier Field. Kickoff is at 12:00 ChiTown time. As always when the Packers come to town, tickets for this game sold quickly are are on the resale market in the $120 range for the nosebleed seats. If you’re trying to live-it-up Chicago style there are also luxury boxes available for groups starting around $3000 including parking passes.
See all available Bears vs. Rams tickets
Expect a brutal smackdown as the rough-and-tumble Bears take on the perpetually-pampered St. Louis Rams at what promises to be a chilly Soldier Field on December 6. This game will have the usual 12:00 Chicago start time. Ticket resales are a little lighter than normal, probably because Bears fans all know what to expect for this game. Let’s hope the Bears trounce all over the Rams, because their last two home games are going to be against the Packers and the Vikings, and we’re going to need momentum to take all of those games, along with the NFC North crown.
See available tickets for the Bears/Eagles Sunday night game
The Bears will play the Eagles under the lights with a Sunday night game on November 22. This game will start at 7:20pm Chicago time. When I just checked the secondary market tickets for this game were unusually lower priced than normal. I assume this is just a fluke, because there is typically much more interest in a nationally televised night game than in a Sunday afternoon game. For the time being, you can actually find cheap seat tickets for under $90, but I expect that number to be more around $120 or $130 in the weeks leading up to the game. The better seats are selling for much, much more.
The Bears are 3-1 and thinking about the playoffs 1/4 of the way through the regular season, but ESPN still has them ranked only 14th on their weekly power rankings. That’s the worst ranking among 3-1 teams, and worse than several 2-1 teams and even the Packers, who are 2-2. I realize the Bears opponents (other than the Steelers) haven’t been given much credit this season, but I think we’ve got a pretty good team here.
The Lions 1 game winning streak will end this week with a 21 point loss to the Bears, according to a Madden simulation. Look for Devin Hester to finally figure things out as a wide receiver, accumulating over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. Matt Stafford completes only 12 passes and throws 2 interceptions. Final score: Bears 28 Lions 7.
See available Bears vs. Cardinals tickets
I love it whenever the Bears play the Cardinals. I have friends who are Cardinals fans, and I’ll never let them forget that Bears comeback under the lights a few years back. The Cardinals come to Soldier Field on November 8. They might be the defending NFC champions, but expect the Bears to treat them like a nerd in high school gym class. Tickets for this game are reselling at about the usual prices, with lower-end seats going for about $105. Expect prices to increase with each passing week.
Bears vs. Browns tickets
Two of the NFL’s oldest teams square off when the Cleveland Browns come to town on November 1. Look for Cutler and Forte to have a field day as they dominate the dogs outside of the dog pound. Tickets for this game are reselling at slightly lower than average prices. Some can be found for under $110, which is a deal for Bears home tickets. Group luxury boxes are also available in the $3,000 range.
Brian Urlacher played all of 1 quarter of Sunday night’s opener against the Packers before dislocating his wrist — an injury that will likely sideline him for the rest of the season. This is the second straight year one of the NFL’s top stars has had a season-ending injury during the first half of a week 1 game. The Patriots Tom Brady tore his ACL and MCL in the opener against the Chiefs last season.
I know the situation doesn’t look good for the Bears right now. Not only did they lose Urlacher, but they also lost the game to a division rival. Despite all of this, there is a bright side. The Bears defense actually played well even after Urlacher left the game. There are a few players on the market who could be brought in to play linebacker and who have worked with the same style of defense in the past. The Bears were in this game right until the very end, and the Packers are a better team this year than they were last year, so there’s no reason to think the Bears won’t be competitive this year even without Urlacher leading the defense.
See available Bears v. Lion tickets for 10/4
The Bears will face one of their tradition rivals, the lowly Lions at Soldier Field on October 4. With any luck the Lions will be facing their 20-something consecutive regular season defeat in this game, and the Bears will pile one more loss onto the Lions total. I don’t take this game lightly, however. This is hardly an exhibition game, because here the stats count. We need to not only win this, but to run up our stats so much it’ll be hard to not select 5 or 6 of our guys for the Pro Bowl. Even if half the Bears team is sick with Swine Flu, I still predict the final score of this game will be Bears 97 – Lions 2 (mercy safety at the end).