The Bears will be in action earlier than a many people thought to start the 2019 season, as the club will open the season at home on Thursday, September 5th against the rival Green Bay Packers.
The league announced Monday that the defending NFC North Champs will open up at Soldier Field against their biggest rival in the 199th meeting between the two teams.
The game will be away from the norm, as usually the Super Bowl champs open up the season at home, but instead the Patriots will open the season Sunday night against a team to be announced.
The Bears and Packers have the most historic rivalry in the game, dating back to November 27, 1921 when the Bears and Packers series started with a Chicago 20-0 shutout.
Currently the Packers lead the all-time series 97-95-6.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 25, 2019