Super Bowl XLI rematch set for Kickoff Weekend

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The Bears will meet the Indianapolis Colts in a rematch of Super Bowl XLI on Sunday, Sept. 7, in the first regular-season game at the new Lucas Oil Stadium.

The 7:15 game will be telecast on NBC.

The NFL released the nationally televised games for Kickoff Weekend today from the owners meetings in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Washington will travel to the defending champion New York Giants on Thursday, Sept. 4.

In a Monday night doubleheader broadcast by ESPN, Minnesota will travel to Green Bay Sept. 8 for the first game the Packers will play without Brett Favre since 1992. The nightcap will be a meeting of AFC West rivals with Denver at Oakland.

The remainder of the NFL schedule is expected to be released soon, perhaps later this week.

The Bears and Colts have met once already since the Super Bowl hookup, playing in the preseason last August in Indianapolis.

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