Thursday Night Football kicks off with Bears vs. Packers

The Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers for Thursday Night Football

WRITTEN BY: Kelly Bradley
Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears warming up before a game.
Image Source: Mike Shadle via Wikimedia Commons
Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears warming up before a game.

Thursday Night Football kicks off tonight with a much anticipated game—the Chicago Bears vs. the Green Bay Packers. The NFL is still working at establishing the young network and this game will help, seeing as the first game to be broadcasted is one of the oldest and most bitter rivalries in sports.

The Chicago Bears season opener vs. the Indianapolis Colts last weekend ended in favor of the Bears. Despite the fact that one of the first plays of the game included Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, being sacked followed by a bad snap and an interception for a touchdown, the powerhouse team came through. Chicago put up 41 points against the Colts.

The Packers, however, were not so lucky in their season opener at Lambeau Field against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are said to be a contender for the NFC title this season.

Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, believe the Bears can come out with a win against Green Bay. Cutler said “Our speed guys are going to get around them and our big guys are going to throw and go. We invite press coverage. We invite man. And if we get in that type of game, our guys outside have to make some plays for us.”

Last season, the Bears lost both games to the Packers. Because of this, the Packers are the favorite in tonight’s game. However, the Bears are looking to turn things around.

Should the Bears win, they would send the Packers home with a 0-2 record. The game airs Thursday, September 13 at 8:20 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.

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