It's Happening: Bears-Packers Will Open the NFL's 100th Season on Thursday Night Football

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It’s Happening: Bears-Packers Will Open the NFL’s 100th Season on Thursday Night Football

Chicago Bears

Officially official:

The Chicago Bears are celebrating their 100th season. As is the NFL. So it’s only right that the Bears (and the NFL) begin their respective seasons with Chicago renewing the league’s most storied rivalry as a stand-alone game on Thursday Night Football to kick things off. After all, the Bears traveled to Green Bay to face the Packers as they opened up their 100th season as a franchise. Returning the favor is the right thing to do here, even if it pushes the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Sunday Night Football and out of the traditional season-opening game. Tough break.

We discussed the idea of Bears-Packers as a lid-lifter back in February when word started to come out that the league was considering it. Now it’s officially happening. I’m sooooo ready for it to go down. The storylines are going to be juicier than the best brat your tailgate has to offer.

It’s Trubisky-Rodgers III. HaHa Clinton-Dix vs. his former teammates. Adrian Amos against the team that drafted him. The NFL’s reigning Coach of the Year going up against the Packers’ first-year coach. Khalil Mack vs. the entire Packers offensive line (and anyone else who wants to throw a block). I’m sure we’ll think of more between now and when the game kicks off.

Bears. Packers. September 5. Soldier Field. Get your popcorn ready. Let’s go.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.