Because it is the 100th season for Green Bay Packers football, the team has asked to open the 2018 campaign at Lambeau Field – and the N-F-L agreed.  The ideal opponent would be the Chicago Bears.  The two teams have played each other 196 times in one of the best rivalries in professional sports.  It’s not confirmed yet, but it also looks like the season-opener will be broadcast on Sunday Night Football.  Finally, it’s possible the two teams could repeat the event to open 2019 — that’s the 100th season for the Chicago Bears franchise.