The Bear Den: The Top Five Bear Games To Attend In 2009

Zack PearsonCorrespondent IJune 29, 2009

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 22:  Fans of the Chicago Bears cheer on their team during a game against the Green Bay Packers on December 22, 2008 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

We are on the verge of training camp beginning for NFL teams, and that means one thing.

The 2009 NFL season is getting closer.

The Chicago Bears will start selling tickets to fans on July 25th and I'm sure many fans are excited.

So for those fans planning on attending a game this year, here is a list of the five best games to attend.


5.)  vs. Philadelphia, Sunday Nov. 22, 2009, 7:20 CST 

The Eagles come into Chicago for a re-match of last years Sunday Night Football game that went Chicago's way.

Philadelphia expects to be a top team in the NFC in 2009, and will have their eyes on the Super Bowl.

Donovan McNabb also makes his return to his hometown.

This Sunday Night Football game will be a treat for Bears fans, as it always is. The Bears could be in a race for a playoff spot or home field advantage.

4.) vs. Pittsburgh, Sunday Sept. 20, 2009, 3:15 CST

The defending Super Bowl champions come into Chicago to take on our Bears. For fans this should be a treat.

I would expect tickets to sell out fast for this game.

Both teams have good defenses, with the potential of being great defenses. If that stays true, we could be in store for one of those good old fashion defensive games.

In this decade when the Bears play the defending Super Bowl champion, they are 0-2. They lost to Baltimore in 2001, and New England in 2003.

3.) vs. Green Bay, Sunday Dec. 13, 2009, 12:00 CST

Bears-Packers are always a hot ticket when they play, no matter the place in the standings.

This is one of the oldest rivalries in the NFL, and both teams fans just flat out hate each other.

This year the rivalry just got a little bit more interesting. With the signing of Jay Cutler, the Bears now have a stable quarterback. Just like the Packers do with Rodgers.

Getting a ticket to this game might be impossible if you dont get one on July 25th. Connections might work, but who would pass on this?

Both teams could be fighting for the division or a playoff spot.

I advise if you get a ticket to this game, to go and enjoy one of footballs greatest rivalries.

2.)vs. Minnesota, Monday Dec. 28, 2009, 7:30 CST

This is one of the biggest games of the year for both teams. The Vikings come in on a cold December night for a Monday Night Football game.

Brett Favre who will likely be a Viking this year will play in only one cold weather game, and this is it.

This could be a classic game as both teams should be fighting for the NFC North title.

Bears fans, get your hands on this "hot" ticket as these will be sold out fast.

1.) At Green Bay, Sunday Sept. 13, 2009 7:20 CST

The Bears and Packers open up the 2009 season in primetime on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

The rivalry is renewed with two young quarterbacks looking to take their team to the next level.

Sure this game will be played at Green Bay, but it will be worth the drive.

This will be the best game to attend for many reasons. It's one of the best rivalries in the NFL, two young quarterbacks, and its Sunday Night Football to kick off the 2009 season.