The league has continued with its business as usual this offseason as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down so much of the world. The next step is releasing the schedule, which will provide the order, dates and times of games for teams that already know their opponents for the upcoming season.
Games could be called off or changed if the NFL is forced to delay the start of its training camp in July or kickoff to the regular season, which is set for Sept. 10. While the NFL has publicly stated it plans to play a full season with fans in attendance, it has also provided teams with a ticket refund policy in the event games are canceled or played without fans.
Beyond that, there's speculation the NFL will schedule inter-conference games between the NFC and AFC early in the season -- perhaps all of them across the first four weeks -- to protect divisional and intra-conference matchups should games need to be trimmed from the front of the schedule.
Here are the Bears' opponents for the 2020 schedule, which were set at the conclusion of the 2019 regular season.