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After a weird September, the schedule becomes normal in October with four games. After making one prime-time appearance in the opening month, the Bears will make not one, but two appearances on Monday Night Football this month.
October 1 at Dallas: If you didn't want to head up for Green Bay for a road trip, why not head down to Dallas for MNF? This game will be a good test for the Bears, as the Cowboys QB, Tony Romo, has plenty of weapons in Austin Miles and Dez Bryant. How will Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery compare to those two?
October 7 at Jacksonville: If you aren't up for missing a day of work, then this road trip could be for you. The Bears head to sunny Florida over Columbus Day weekend. It's safe to say there should be plenty of seats available, as the Jaguars have had trouble selling seats the past few years. This will also give the Bears a chance to compare Jeffery to Justin Blackmon, who was the first receiver drafted this year.
Bye Week: The Bears get their week off a little early this season, with it coming in Week 6. It does come at a nice time after two road games.
October 22 vs. Lions: After making two national TV appearances on the road, Soldier Field finally gets to shine with the lights on. When these two teams met last season, both games got chirpy, so you know they will be extra amped up for MNF. A debate I have had with a few Lions fans is, would you rather have Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson or Jay Cutler and Marshall? My answer is this is the year Jay Cutler enters the elite status, let's hope I'm right.
October 28 vs. Panthers: For the second straight season, Ron Rivera brings his Carolina Panthers to town. How has Cam Newton improved after a year in the league? This game will also provide a reminder that the Bears traded Greg Olsen because of Mike Martz. Will Bears fans still be pining for Olsen?