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NFL announces Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears to open the 2019 NFL season

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

In a break from tradition, in honor of the NFL’s 100th season, the league announced their opening matchup of the 2019 NFL season and it’s a classic.

Today, at the NFL meetings in Arizona, the league announced that today it will be a blue bloods matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.

Typically it would be the New England Patriots, the previous years Super Bowl champions who open up the NFL season, but this year the NFL wanted to honor its long standing tradition.

The Green Bay Packers will travel to Soldier Field to play the Bears in the 2019 season opener on Thursday, September 5 at 5:20 p.m. (Arizona time) on NBC.

It’s going to be a matchup of the NFC North Champions against a completely revamped Green Bay Packers team.

How does Mitchell Trubisky backup his breakout season? How different is the Bears defense this year? How improved is the Packers? What magic will Aaron Rodgers give us in game one?

It’s an exciting start to what could be a completely off the walls NFL season for Arizona Cardinals fans.