Based on the timing, I have little doubt that this tweet from Khalil Mack …
— Khalil Mack (@52Mack_) April 16, 2019
… was related to this tweet announcing an NFL schedule leak on Tuesday:
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) April 16, 2019
And as it turns out, the 2019 Chicago Bears will be bestowed with quite an honor once they cross the pond:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 17, 2019
The Week 5 showdown between the Bears and Raiders isn’t just another trip to London for the NFL. This game also serves as a ribbon-cutter as the first football game played at the new Tottenham Stadium. In addition to hosting the first of this year’s slate of international games, this new arena will serve as the home of the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur. What an honor!
All things considered, isn’t an international setting a proper place for Khalil Mack to have his revenge game against the Raiders?
This season’s schedule hasn’t even been fully released, but it already has some historic vibes. Because before the Bears take their talents across the ocean, the team will will open up its centennial season and the NFL’s 100th anniversary season with a lid-lifting grudge match against the Packers on Thursday Night Football. Just thinking about it gives me all the goosebumps.
The Bears haven’t played in London since 2011 when they beat the Buccaneers, but that game was played at Wembley Stadium. And come October, the franchise will have knocked another stadium off its global bucket list.