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.
The NFL schedule is just starting to be released, and this Bears-Packers nugget was one of the most noteworthy:
First bit of schedule information: Packers will host the Bears on Thanksgiving night. #ESPNNFL
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 21, 2015
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:
Source said #Packers will retire Favre's number vs. Bears Thanksgiving night at Lambeau Field. Game is on NBC.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) April 21, 2015
Yikes. As if the Packers needed more of a reason go "get up" for that primetime matchup.