PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -The Indianapolis Colts will open Lucas Oil Stadium with a prime-time game against the Chicago Bears on the NFL's opening weekend.
The Sept. 7 rematch of the 2007 Super Bowl won by the Colts will be played Sunday night in the new $700 million stadium in Indianapolis. NBC will televise the game.
The Colts plans to play preseason games in the 63,000-seat ballpark in August.
Also on the opening weekend schedule is a prime-time Monday doubleheader on ESPN, with Minnesota visiting the Brett Favre-less Green Bay Packers at 7 p.m. EDT and Denver at Oakland at 10:15 p.m. EDT.
Perviously reported was the Thursday night season opener hosted by the New York Giants. The Super Bowl champions will play Washington, with an earlier-than-usual starting time of 7 p.m. EDT in deference to the final night of the Republican Convention.
The rest of the NFL schedule will be announced later in April.

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Cowboys vs. Giants Pick Is the total in this Sunday Night Football's matchup between the Cowboys and Giants set too high for the 8:30PM ET kickoff?
Thumbnail Falcons vs. Rams Pick Will the under cash on Sunday when the Rams host the banged-up Falcons at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Saints vs. Bucs Pick Will the Saints and Bucs rack up enough points to push the combined score over the betting today on Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Packers Pick Will the Seattle Seahawksbe able to hold the surging Green Bay Packers’offense in check when the two NFC powers meet up this Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Eagles Pick Can the Washington Redskinsfind themselves in another high-scoring battle when they face the Philadelphia Eagles...

NFL Team Pages