The Bears weren't supposed to win in the 2008 season opener on the road against the Colts, but that didn't stop Chicago from upsetting Indianapolis at brand new Lucas Oil Stadium with a 29-13 beatdown.
Well, the Monsters of the Midway now have an opportunity to pull off a similar upset away from home in Week 1 this coming season. The NFL announced Monday that the Bears will open 2009 on Sunday Night Football once again, traveling to Green Bay for an NFC North battle with the hated Packers. The two bitter rivals have won seven of the last eight division titles, but neither made the playoffs this past year and watched the Vikings emerge victorious at 10-6.
With U2 starting the U.S. leg of its "Kiss the Future" tour on Saturday, Sep. 12 at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Bears will play their first regular season game on enemy turf for the fifth straight campaign.
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