NFL 2019 schedule: Packers host Bears in opener with five games slated abroad
- Green Bay to host Chicago in NFL season opener on 5 September
- Reigning champion Patriots open 8 September against Steelers
- Schedule includes five international games with four in London
The NFL’s 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game.
As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That 5 September game in the Thursday night slot usually reserved for hosting by the NFL champ forced New England to open three nights later.