Bears Schedule Released Tonight

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UPDATE: The 2012 Chicago Bears Schedule is posted here.

(CBS) The 2012 NFL schedule will be released Tuesday night at 6 p.m. CT, which means the Bears will find out when they will play their 16 opponents next season.

Outside of their regular home-and-home dates with Green Bay, Minnesota and Detroit, the Bears are scheduled to play Carolina, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle, and St. Louis at home and Arizona, Dallas, Jacksonville, San Francisco and Tennessee on the road.

The Bears have already announced their preseason schedule, which includes home games against Denver (Aug. 9-12) and Washington (Aug. 16-19) and road games against the New York Giants (Aug. 24) and Cleveland Browns (Aug. 30).