The NFL is releasing its 2019 schedule at 7 p.m. Wednesday, leaving plenty of time for leaks -- and there already is another involving the Bears.
They'll play the Raiders in London on Oct. 6, according to WGN-AM 720's Harry Teinowitz, who for years has reliably published Bears game dates against specific opponents before the league's official announcement.
The full, grand reveal is scheduled for both NFL.com and NFL Network. But if recent history is any indicator, large chunks of the schedule will surface before the official prime-time announcement. So check back over the next day and a half for breaking schedule news as we learn it.
At the owners meetings in Arizona last month, it was officially announced that the Bears will host the Packers in the league's season-opening kickoff game on Thursday, Sept. 5. That prime-time rivalry will open the league's 100th season.
The Bears are also expected to play on Thanksgiving Day, facing the Lions at Ford Field, according to a February report from the Sports Business Journal.
In addition to home and away games with the Packers, Lions and Vikings, the Bears will host the Giants, Cowboys, Chiefs, Chargers and Saints in games at Soldier Field. The Bears also will play road games against the Eagles, Redskins, Broncos and Rams in addition to the London game against the Raiders.