The Green Bay Packers will play the Chicago Bears on Sunday as the NFL 2015 football season gets underway with 13 games taking place today. Both teams will be desperate to get off to a winning start to the new season, and how they do today could have big implications on how things go over the coming weeks. Today's game takes place at Solider Field and has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the Fox network, but can also be watched online through live stream via the link below.
The Packers will be looking to continue their recent domination of the Chicago Bears. Green Bay have won eight of their last nine meetings and can make that nine of 10 today.
However, the all time series between the pair is still slightly with the Bears, who have won 92 of their 188 regular season match ups, compared to 90 for the Packers (there have been 6 ties).
Last season the Packers won both match up between the two teams very easily; by three touchdowns at the start of the season, and then demolished them 55-14 at Lambeau Field in November.
Over those two games, quarterback Aaron Rodgers managed 10 touchdowns, and the Bears must find a way to better deal with him today if they are not to fall to a similar heavy defeat.
Earlier this week the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers faced off in the NFL season opener, and Tom Brady and co. were too much for the Steelers, winning the game 28-21.
Brady, who was set to miss the first four games of the season until a late appeal saw his suspension for "Deflategate" overturned, threw for four touchdowns in the victory. All four touchdowns were thrown to Brady's tight ends, and three went to Rob Gronkowski.
Overall Brady went 25 of 32 for 288 yards in a magnificent performance that ultimately proved the difference between the teams. The quarterback even set a franchise record for an amazing 19 consecutive pass completions.
Brady said after the game: "It was a pretty special night. I was excited, our whole team was excited. We haven't had one of these nights in a long time."
Towards the end of the game, the Patriots' fans mocked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the "Deflategate" scandal. The fans chanted, "Where is Roger?" after Goodell did not attend the season opener against tradition.
However, controversy continues to follow the New England Patriots around, and after the game it emerged that a new scandal was being reported; that the Steelers' coaches couldn't communicate as they kept getting interference with their headsets, hearing Patriots' radio broadcasts. Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin was angry about the issue after the game, however, the headsets are controlled by the league and not the Patriots. The league has has said that the headset issue was simply a temporary problem and the weather had played a major part in the problems.
Today's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears meanwhile has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network or online through live stream by clicking here.