For the second straight year, the Bears will play on Thanksgiving.

Only this time, it's a showdown with the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving night.

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The NFL schedule is just starting to be released, and this Bears-Packers nugget was one of the most noteworthy:



The Bears lost 34-17 to the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving last year and were walloped 55-14 in their last trip to Green Bay.

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The Bears have only won once in Green Bay since 2007, and that came in 2013 when Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the game with a broken collarbone.

In the six defeats during that span, the Bears have lost by an average of 19.2 points per game.

UPDATE: The Packers added another wrinkle to the holiday, as they plan to honor Brett Favre by retiring the old gunslinger's No. 4 jersey that night at Lambeau Field:



Yikes. As if the Packers needed more of a reason go "get up" for that primetime matchup.