Chicago Bears: 5 intriguing matchups in the Bears’ schedule

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The Chicago Bears will try to avenge that heartbreaking loss in Week 1 from last season.

The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will be kicking off the 2019 NFL season on Thursday, September 5th. If you recall, the Bears and Packers played each other on Sunday Night Football in Week 1 of last season. The Bears led 17-0 at halftime, but the Packers stormed back and stole this game in the closing minutes.

The Bears did win the second match-up at Soldier Field in Week 15 last season, which not only clinched the NFC North division but also eliminated the Packers from playoff contention. In 2019, the script is flipped. With Week 1 now at Soldier Field, you best believe the atmosphere is going to be nuts.

The Packers have added some nice pieces in free agency to help out that defense, but the offensive weapons remain questionable outside of wide receiver DaVante Adams. They still have quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is 16-5 in his career against the Bears, but he is also now 35 years old. This season will mark the first time the Packers will not see Jordan Howard on the Bears roster since 2015.

The Packers will also be breaking in a new offense under first-time head coach and former Titans offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur. It feels like the Packers have completely dominated this series for the better part of two decades, but they lead the all-time series 97-95-6. Let’s hope the Bears can start rattling off some wins in this rivalry again.