Bears in Prime Time during Kickoff Weekend

The Chicago Bears will renew their rivalry with the rivals from north of the cheddar curtain for the 178th time as a part of the NFL’s kickoff weekend.  The Beloved head north to Lambeau Field to square off with the Packers for a Sunday night affair on September 13th. The weather should be in stark contrast to the last meeting, which the Bears won 20-17 in the coldest game in Soldier Field’s history.

Danieal Manning carries would-be tacklers on a 71-yard kickoff return

For complete details of the prime time schedule that has been released, click here.

My first reaction in glancing at the first games is that Green Bay and Oakland will have at least two national games; one each on opening weekend and another on Thanksgiving as the Pack head to Detroit and the Raiders off to Big D.  The Raiders also cap off a Monday night double header against San Diego on September 14th.  Oakland with two national games?  Did I miss something?  Since when do they merit even being shown in Oakland.   So get ready for plenty of shots like this one.


More details from the NFL owner’s meetings should be forthcoming this week, while the rest of the schedule should be released in April.


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