The Super Bowl champs host a rematch of last season’s divisional-round tilt.
Will Carson Wentz be ready to play by Week 1 or will Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles continue to steer the ship?
New Chicago coach Matt Nagy gets a taste of this NFC North rivalry right out of the gate as he attempts to jumpstart a hibernating Bears offense and groom Mitchell Trubisky into a franchise signal-caller. SNF will be the setting for Aaron Rodgers ‘ return to the field after a collarbone injury wiped out his last campaign. It’s also the first time in a decade Rodgers will do so without Jordy Nelson wearing Packers ‘ green.
The NFL is going big on Nagy’s Bears out of the gate with the opening SNF tilt and following that up with a MNF game at Soldier Field vs. the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. The Bears will also play Thanksgiving in Detroit at a 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS.
In the previous doubleheaders at the stadium formerly known as Skydome, Toronto swept the Los Angeles Angels on July 17, 1989, and the Cleveland Indians on Oct. 5, 2001.
The postponement came hours after a post on the Blue Jays’ official Twitter feed boasted the Rogers Centre was immune to weather woes. The since-deleted tweet, which included a winking emoji, read: Weather update: Due to our stadium having a roof, today’s game will be … Played as expected.
The Minnesota Vikings, who dealt with multiple roof collapses at their former home, the Metrodome, later tweeted a message to the Blue Jays saying Been there, done that (at)BlueJays. We’re here if you need any support.
Police blocked access to entrance gates on the east side of the stadium, next to the tower, because relatively large pieces of ice were falling onto streets and sidewalks below. Authorities said no injuries had been reported, but several windows in nearby office buildings were smashed and at least one car was struck.
Falling ice also made for a scary arrival in Toronto for the Royals, who flew in from Kansas City late Sunday after their game against the Los Angeles Angels was among those postponed. While the team was en route to its Toronto hotel, a flying chunk of ice broke the windshield of a team bus, showering the driver in glass. Reliever Blaine Boyer grabbed the wheel and helped bring the bus to a stop.