Packers-Bears will kick off 2019 NFL season

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GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WLUC) - The NFL will open its 100th season with the league’s oldest rivalry.

The Chicago Bears will play host to the Packers on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7:20 p.m. CT, at Soldier Field. The opener will be televised on NBC. This past year, Green Bay opened its own 100th season at Lambeau Field with a 24-23 comeback win over the Bears.

It’ll be the 199th game in the historic rivalry. The Packers hold a 97-95-6 edge in the series, which includes two playoff games (1-1). It’ll be the 14th straight year the two division rivals have squared off in prime-time, the NFL’s longest active streak.

The league's full 2019 schedule will be announced later this spring, but Green Bay's opponents have already been determined:

Home opponents: Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings.
Road opponents: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings.