The NFL Football season is 2 weeks away. As crazy as that sounds, it's true. The pre-season kicks off on August 1st in the annual Hall of Fame -HOF- game, which takes place the week of the Hall of Fame's induction ceremonies. This year the Denver Broncos will be playing the Atlanta Falcons. The majority of the pre-season games will begin Thursday, August 8th, and week 4 will end on August 29th. Teams will have a week off, and then the regular season will official get under way on Thursday, September 6 when the Green Bay Packers travel to Chicago to take on da Bears in what is one of the biggest rivalry in football, if not all of sports. Last year, the Bears lost to the Packers in week one, that time was at Green Bay, 24-23, in a game the Bears were leading most of the way.
It was one of those losses that had Chicago Bears fans sighing in disbelief at yet another loss at the hands of Aaron Rodgers and the Pack. But the Bears went on to have a good season, yet ultimately lost to the Eagles in the post-season 16-15 after a missed field-goal attempt would have won it for the Bears. The line is already out for the Bears -Packers game, as well as all the week one games. Chicago is currently a 3.5 point home favorite. The closest opening week game looks so far to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the San Francisco 49ers, where it is a pick-em, and the biggest spread is the Eagles -9 hosting the Redskins. A lot can still happen with injuries and roster cuts from now until then, and we'll take a more in depth look as the pre-season kicks off soon- 2 weeks!