NFL Announces Week 14 Schedule Changes; Chicago Bears Fans Unhappy With It

Published 12/01/2021, 7:27 AM EST
Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy looks on during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Let’s be honest. The Chicago Bears are arguably the worst side to watch right now. The Matt Nagy led team has lost 5 out of their last 6 matches and it’s safe to say, they are most likely not making the playoffs. The Bears fans at this point have lost all hope from the team.

Based on social media reactions, the one thing that the Bears fans want from their team is to not embarrass themselves anymore. However, a recent scheduling change by the NFL means that the Bears fans’ wish may not be fulfilled soon.

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NFL announces Week 14 schedule changes

Last night, the NFL announced slight schedule changes to Weeks 14 and 15 involving potential playoff teams. The 49ersBengals game on December 12 has been rescheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. If the season were to end today, both teams would have wild-card bids. However that is not the case, thanks, thanks to NFL’s decision of adding a 17th game to the regular season.

Meanwhile, there is a change in broadcast for the SaintsJets game. The match will still be played at 1:00 p.m. ET in Week 14, but it will now be shown on CBS. The PackersRavens game has also been pushed back to 4:25 p.m. ET and will air on FOX a week later on Dec. 19. Lastly, there’s no charge in the Bears-Packers game. As expected, the game remains in its slot on Sunday Night Football.

Chicago Bears fans unhappy with NFL not rescheduling the Week 14 game against Packers

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With the NFL recently announcing a slew of changes, the fans expected a change in timings for the Week 14 Bears – Packers game. The game was scheduled for a prime time Sunday Night slot and will remain so, as declared by the NFL. After this announcement, many Bears fans took to social media to express their disappointment.

Bizarre right? Not exactly, especially when you see how the Bears have played so far. With 4 wins and 7 losses so far, they are amongst the worst in the division. Facing Super Bowl contenders Green Bay Packers on Sunday night means nothing but embarrassment for the Bears on a wider scale.

Nov 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) scrambles in the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

While the Bears fans may not feel good about the timings, it is hard to blame the NFL too. For starts, the Packers-Bears is a game that holds a lot of historical value. Moreover, two talented players like Aaron Rodgers and Justin Fields will be playing against each other. Irrespective of the form, the game deserves to go ahead on the basis of these sentiments alone.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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