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Bears’ preseason opener vs. Chiefs to air live to tell the tale NFL Network

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The NFL announced that 22 preseason games will air live to tell the tale NFL Network this August, including the Chicago Bears’ preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Aug. 13. And it’s easy to see why.

The Bears’ lone home preseason contest will mark the return of Chicago’s former head coach Matt Nagy, who’s now the Chiefs quarterbacks coach, to Soldier Field. And it’s secure to assume it’ll be anything but a warm welcome from the house crowd.

Nagy, together with former Bears general manager Ryan Pace, was fired after a 6-11 record in 2021. But it surely was his mishandling of hopeful franchise quarterback Justin Fields that was an enormous consider his firing.

Perhaps recent Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy can show Nagy a glimpse of find out how to utilize a quarterback with Fields’ skillset. All indications are that Chicago’s recent offense has been tailored to Fields’ strengths, including getting him on the move lots.

While preseason games aren’t known for his or her remarkable excitement, it’s no wonder NFL Network jumped at the possibility to air Nagy’s anticipated return to Chicago.

This marks the Bears’ second preseason game that may air nationally. Chicago’s Week 2 contest against the Seattle Seahawks will air on ESPN on Aug. 18.

Here’s a have a look at the Bears’ 2022 preseason schedule (with updated networks):

WeekDateOpponentTime (CT)Network
1Aug. 13vs.Kansas City Chiefs12:00 p.m.NFL Network*
2Aug. 18atSeattle Seahawks7:00 p.m.ESPN*
3Aug. 27atCleveland Browns6:00 p.m.FOX32

*National game

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