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Packers, Bears Set To Resume Storied Rivalry In Expensive Week 1 Showdown

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Packers, Bears Set To Resume Storied Rivalry In Expensive Week 1 Showdown

Could the 2015 NFL season feature a more storied matchup to kick off the new campaign? With the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears set to square off in Week 1, the answer is probably not. While the Bears are coming off a down year that involved an uncharacteristic last-place finish in the NFC North division, the Packers are seeking to follow up on yet another successful season, one that ended in heartbreaking fashion in the NFC Championship Game.

With so much optimism surrounding the new season, it’s no surprise to see Green Bay Packers tickets in such high demand on the secondary market, as is the case every year. That sentiment is especially illustrated in this year’s season opener, with tickets going for $512.77 on average, while the get-in price checks in at $184. For the year, tickets to see the Packers in action average over $300, so this Week 1 contest against the Bears on the road at Soldier Field ranks as one of their most expensive games of the season.

And as always, fans will have the opportunity to save considerably on their parking in Chicago with They have spots available starting at just $20 for this can’t-miss Week 1 showdown.

While the Packers will certainly miss No. 1 wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who is out for the year after tearing his ACL during the preseason, they still possess an offense that can compete with any, led by one of the best quarterbacks in the game, Aaron Rodgers. Fortunately for the two-time MVP award winner, he still has Randall Cobb in his arsenal, while the club will look to the likes of Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery, and returning veteran James Jones to help pick up the slack left by Nelson. And of course, Rodgers can also lean on a strong running game, with Eddie Lacy entrenched as one of the league’s top running backs.

Defensively, the Packers are moving forward without a couple of their important players, particular linebacker A.J. Hawk, but it’s still an above-average unit, boasting the likes of defensive end Julius Peppers and linebacker Clay Matthews. Sam Shields and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are also two nice pieces to have in the secondary.

Green Bay had a fun time in 2014 with their longtime division rival, sweeping the season series with ease. In the first meeting, Green Bay won, 38-17, in Chicago. That would end up being the closest the Bears would get to taking down the Packers last year, as in the second affair between the two clubs, Green Bay romped them even more, 55-14. Even worse for Chicago, that embarrassing blowout came in front of a nationally televised audience on Sunday Night Football.

While some people have doubts that the Packers can duplicate last season’s success due to Nelson’s season-ending injury, this is an excellent opportunity for Rodgers’ squad to get the season started off right. They’re coming off a 12-4 campaign -- one that was so close in resulting in a trip to the Super Bowl -- and that’s even after a slow start to the season. If Rodgers posts one of his usual incredible seasons, the Packers can make a deep run once again.

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