Countdown to the release of the schedule

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Weve got about 90 minutes until the NFL unveils the 2008 schedule unless we stumble across the information elsewhere sooner.

As soon as we get it, well break it down. Prognosticators and sports editors love to see game-by-game predictions, so at some point well put together a chart.

This much we know (or think we know): the Bears open at Indianapolis on Sept. 7 and have a Monday Night Football matchup with Green Bay in December. Will the Bears have a rookie offensive tackle facing the Colts Dwight Freeney in Week 1? How early in the season will they meet the Brett Favre-less Packers? Its usually a good thing to face a team with a new quarterback, especially a young quarterback climbing into the starting role early in the season. The less experienced they are, the more prone they are to mistakes.

As always, stay tuned.

UPDATED: One schedule has worked its way out. The Rocky Mountain News has the Broncos’ slate of games already listed. The Bears do not play the Broncos this season, not in the regular season anyway.

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