Professional football is back! The Green Bay Packers will head to Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois to take on
The Bears enter the season as the reigning division champions of the NFC North, while the Packers come in looking for better results for this year. The Bears finished with a 12-4 record which lead them to the playoffs in which they lost the Wild Card round to the Philadelphia Eagles with a score of 16-15. The Packers had a rather disappointing season last year as they finished with a 6-9-1 record and finishing 3rd in the NFC North.
Both teams have made changes when it comes to players and coaching. The biggest change, coming out of Green Bay is the head coaching position. Immediately following the 20-17 loss to the 3-9 Cardinals last season, Mike McCarthy was fired. McCarthy coached at Green Bay from 2006-2018. He finished his career at Green Bay with a 125-77-2 overall record and a Super Bowl win in the 2010 season. Matt LaFleur will be making his NFL head coaching debut tonight, as he takes over for McCarthy. LaFleur comes over from the Tennessee Titans where he played the role of Offensive Coordinator.
Chicago’s defense returns all but one starter from last year’s season. The big question though is if they can enter the season right from where they left off, even without their defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio. Chuck Pogano is his replacement, who has not coached at the DC position in 8 seasons. Bears fans shouldn’t worry too much as they still have a guy by the name of Khalil Mack on their roster.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 PM ET.