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The Bears-Chiefs game may be flexed out of Week 16 Sunday Night Football

The Bears-Chiefs game may be flexed out of Week 16 Sunday Night Football

If you’re a Bears fan traveling the weekend of Dec. 21, you may want to check and see if your plans are adjustable. According to WGN's Adam Hoge, the Bears have the potential to be flexed out of Sunday Night Football for their Week 16 matchup against the 9-4 Kansas City Chiefs.

The move hinges on how the Bears play this coming Sunday against the current NFC North leading Green Bay Packers. If the Bears break our hearts this holiday season and lose to the Packers, effectively eliminating them from this postseason, they could lose the Dec. 22 SNF slot to the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans.

The NFL implemented flexible scheduling to primetime in 2006 to ensure quality matchups during SNF, allowing teams to earn their way into primetime slots. The NFL usually has to give at least 12-days notice if they decide to make the switch, but that becomes more flexible towards the end of the season.

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Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey says 'there's a reason' he's in Tennessee

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Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey says 'there's a reason' he's in Tennessee

Cover your eyes Chicago Bears fans. You may not like what's about to come next.

Former double-doink artist Cody Parkey is back in the NFL after signing with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, and he addressed the Bear-sized elephant in the room when asked about his mental approach to his craft after the devastating loss to the Eagles in January's wildcard playoff game.

“It’s a new year,” Parkey said Wednesday. “It’s 2019, not ’18 anymore. We’re chugging along, and I’m just excited to be a Titan.”

So, about that whole 'it's not 2018 anymore' part? Someone may want to remind Parkey that his botched kick did, in fact, take place in 2019. But that's beside the point.

“I think everything happens for a reason," Parkey said. "So there’s a reason I’m here in Tennessee, and I’m looking forward to the game on Sunday.”

There absolutely IS a reason why Parkey is a Titan and no longer a Bear. It's the same reason Chicago didn't advance to face the Rams in the NFC divisional round last season, and the same reason Parkey waited six weeks into the 2019 season to land a job.

Then again, if we count both doinks, maybe it's two reasons.

The Bears just announced their four opponents and the schedule for the 2019 preseason

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The Bears just announced their four opponents and the schedule for the 2019 preseason

Some more details about the Bears schedule have emerged. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the team announced the schedule and opponents of their 2019 preseason: 

The Bears will also open the NFL season at home against the Packers, as part of the NFL's 100th anniversary celebration. 

Football is almost kind of on the horizon! 

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