The defending Super Bowl champion typically hosts the NFL's Thursday night regular-season opener. 100th campaign.
This year will mark the sixth time the Bears will play their season opener in prime time. They beat the Giants 34-19 in Chicago in 1987 and the Cowboys 22-6 in Chicago in 1996 and lost to the Packers 38-24 at Green Bay in 1997 on Monday Night Football. They also defeated the Colts 29-13 at Indianapolis in 2008 and lost to the Packers 21-15 at Green Bay in 2009 and again last year on Sunday Night Football.
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This year will mark the 34th time the Bears will open the season against the Packers. The Bears are 17-14-2 in those games, losing the last three 21-15 in 2009, 31-23 in 2015 and 24-23 last year. Brett Favre's career with the Packers.
The rest of the NFL's regular-season schedule is expected to be announced in mid-April. In addition to opening the Packers, the Bears will host the Lions, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Chiefs, Chargers and Saints at Soldier Field. They want to play the Raiders in London and so visit the Lions, Packers, Vikings, Eagles, Redskins, Broncos and Rams.
The Bears and the rest of the NFC North wants to play all four teams in both the NFC East and AFC West in 2019. The two games based on where the Bears finished last year's standings wants to be against the Saints and Rams.
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