Packers, Bears officially expected to kick off NFL's 100th season

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A general view of Solider Field as the Chicago Bears take on the Denver Boncos during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

The National Football League is starting off its 100th season with something special.

Although the defending Super Bowl champion usually hosts the first game of the season, the New England Patriots will take a backseat to the NFL's oldest rivals, welcoming a foe that's still to be determined to Gillette in Foxboro on September 8.

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Traditionally, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019.

The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers - two of the NFL's oldest franchise - will occupy the Thursday night timeslot in Week 1, with the Patriots opening Sunday, Sept. 8 at home in primetime against an as-of-yet undisclosed opponent. But according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the New England Patriots will host the Sunday Night Football game instead.

The Packers, who are coming off a losing season (6-9-1), have a new head coach and several new faces from free agency moves. They were knocked out of the playoffs by the Philadelphia Eagles.