For the celebration of the 100th NFL season, the Inexperienced Bay Packers will go to the Chicago Bears, two of the unique franchises.
On Monday afternoon, the NFL formally introduced that the Chicago Bear will probably be enjoying host to the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 5, to open the league’s 100th season.
Whereas it’s a break in custom — the common season usually opens with the defending Tremendous Bowl champion internet hosting a contest — it is sensible from a historic standpoint. The Bears and Packers are two of the three authentic franchises nonetheless remaining, and have the longest-running rivalry of any two groups.
The Bears truly started their NFL odyssey because the Decatur Staleys again in 1920, whereas the Packers technically celebrated their 100th season final 12 months. Inexperienced Bay predates the league, having performed one season as an unbiased in 1919.
Taking part in the sport in Illinois may additionally be a delicate nod to the sport’s historical past. In 1920, the NFL performed its first sport within the state, with the Rock Island Independents internet hosting the St. Paul Beliefs and profitable, 48-Zero.
As for the defending champs, the New England Patriots will probably be internet hosting Sunday Evening Soccer over the next weekend. It’s but to be decided who New England will play, however the potentialities embrace the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Payments, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.
Our cash is on Kansas Metropolis, who performed New England in a basic AFC Championship Recreation two months in the past. If not the Chiefs, the Browns make loads of sense contemplating all of the hype round them.