The 2019 NFL season may be six months away, but fans already have something new to look forward to.

According to the Sports Business Journal, the league is considering featuring an NFC showdown between the Bears and Packers on Sept. 5 in the opening game of its 100th season.

Chicago and Green Bay first played in 1921 and have faced each other 198 times since, making it the NFL’s oldest rivalry.

It would be just the second time since 2006 that the Super Bowl champion will not appear in the league’s opening game. Instead, the defending champion Patriots are expected to host the season’s first “Sunday Night Football” matchup on Sept. 8.

The report added the NFL has tentatively picked the four teams that will play on Thanksgiving Day, naming the Bears and Dolphins as opponents for the Lions and Cowboys, both of which typically play on the holiday.

The full NFL schedule is set to be released in April.

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