Super Bowl champion typically hosts the NFL Kickoff Game on Thursday night. But this year, the 100th season of the league, is also the 100th season of Chicago Bears football. As a result, one of the league's storied rivalries takes center stage as the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET to officially kick off the 2019 NFL schedule. It's the 14th year in a row that Packers vs. Bears has taken place in primetime, tied with the Cowboys vs. Giants series as the longest. Aaron Rodgers looks to snap the Packers' two-year playoff drought, while Mitchell Trubisky hopes to get the Bears back to the postseason after a stellar 12-win campaign in 2018. The latest Packers vs. Bears odds list Chicago as a field goal favorite, down from an open of 3.5, and the over-under is 46.5 points. Before you make any Bears vs. Packers picks or 2019 NFL predictions of your own, you need to hear what SportsLine's top NFL expert, R.J. White, has to say. ns in those games.