The NFL may open its season with Packers-Bears instead of the Patriots
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The Super Bowl winner usually will get the season opener. Its a nice celebration for the team, they get a night game, they get to unveil their Super Bowl banner and the players receive their rings. It's a tradition but of course Rodger Goodell is always trying to screw New England in some way or form. For some reason the NFL is "leaning" towards Packers vs. Bears.
Who possibly wouldn't want a rematch of the AFC Championship game as the opening game of the 2019 season? What a way to start your year off. The Super Bowl Champs squaring up against the 2019 Super Bowl favorites (Chiefs). Can Mahomes keep up with the season he had in his rookie season? There are so many headlines for this potential matchup, so much publicity for the NFL that its actually absurd that the opening game could possibly be Packers vs Bears. What a game that would be!
There are a few reasons that I can think would deter Goodell from coming, to New England, for the opener. One being, Rodger is scared of getting his usual Boos that rain down on him for what seems like an eternity. Also, Is it possible he doesn't want a repeat of the 2017 season, where it felt like everyone had the famous Barstool Sports clown shirt on? (Pictured Below) Either way, these reasons don't excuse the NFL from screwing the great people of New England out of their primetime celebration.