The Chicago Bears went backwards in 2014, missing the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season, having second year head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery fired and raising many questions if Jay Cutler is the right guy to have under center moving forward.
The team is also focusing on turning around the defense, a unit that was porous in 2014. With their new defensive-oriented head coach John Fox, there should be a quick, noticeable improvement on D, at least. With renewed defensive principles along with a turnaround year from Cutler, maybe the Bears turn into a surprise team in 2015 that teams do not want to see on their schedule in the coming years.
Speaking of schedules, the NFL released their 2015 slate recently, so Bears fans can begin to analyze the path on how the Bears can climb back into the playoffs. With information provided by ScoreBig, below are the most expensive average ticket price and least expensive average ticket price for Bears tickets this season. For a lot of the games, tickets have been sold at a steady pace already, partly thanks to easy Chicago parking at ParkWhiz.com.
Most Expensive: 11/26/2015 | Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears | Lambeau Field | Average Price: $655.69 | Get-in Price: $399
The Bears were unluckily dealt the task of defeating the 2014 NFL MVP at Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving night. Yikes. The most expensive Bears ticket of the season is averaging over $650 on the secondary ticket market. The Bears fell to the Packers twice last season, Week 4 at Soldier field by 21 points and Week 10 at Lambeau by the embarrassing final score of 55-14. The Packers may be a runaway train in 2015, being fueled by their unlikely NFC Championship Game collapse against the Seattle Seahawks. This one has a chance to get ugly fast, but at least Fox will have a couple of months to straighten out the defense before this meeting takes place.
Least Expensive: 12/20/2015 | Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears | TCF Bank Stadium | Average Price: $186.46 | Get-in Price: $50
Two of the Bears’ NFC North divisional opponents are on the list, as their annual road matchup with the Vikings has the least expensive average ticket price for games this season. The Bears nabbed one of their five wins last season against the Vikings, winning Week 11 by a final score of 21-13. They lost to the Purple People Eaters, 13-9, in Week 17, however. Bears fans are starting to get used to Teddy Bridgewater, who proved he belonged in the NFL during his first 12 starts in the NFL, and will be looking to lead the Vikings to a more successful campaign in his sophomore season.