The defending champion of Super Bowl is usually host to the opening night on Thursday night at NFL. But the league made an exception this year to mark its 100th campaign.
This year will mark the sixth time Bears will play their season at the best time. They beat giants 34-19 in Chicago in 1987 and Cowboys 22-6 in Chicago in 1996 and lost from Packers 38-24 in Green Bay in 1997 on Monday night Football. They also defeated Colts 29-13 in Indianapolis in 2008 and lost from Packers 21-15 in Green Bay in 2009 and last year at Sunday Night Football.
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This year will mark the 34th time the Bears will open the season against Packers. Bears are 17-14-2 in these games, losing the last three 21-15 in 2009, 31-23 in 2015 and 24-23 last year. The bears finally defeated Packers in the opening of the season in 2006 when they closed Green Bay with 26-0 in the only home camp in Brett Favers' career with Packers.
will be announced in mid-April. In addition to the discovery against Packers, the bears will also host Lions, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Chiefs, Chargers, and Saints in Soldier Field. They will play on Raiders in London and will visit Lions, Packers, Vikings, Eagles, Redskins, Broncos and Rams
. The two games based on where the bears finished last year will be against the Saints and the Rams who won the respective divisions.
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