NFL announces full 2019 schedule to be unveiled Wednesday night

Shalise Manza Young
Yahoo Sports Contributor
Two of the NFL's original teams, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, will play in the Thursday night kickoff game. The league will reveal the rest of the 2019 schedule on Wednesday night. (AP)

The schedule is coming! The schedule is coming!

The NFL, through its network’s morning show, announced on Tuesday that the full 2019 regular-season schedule will be unveiled on Wednesday night at 8 ET.

It was revealed that in celebration of its 100th season, the league is eschewing its now-traditional Thursday night kickoff game featuring the defending Super Bowl champion in favor of a matchup between two of its oldest franchises.

The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 5 at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.

It’s expected that the reigning champion New England Patriots will be featured on “Sunday Night Football” for Week 1.

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