Bears-Packers to tangle on a Monday night in December

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The Bears-Packers rivalry in the post-Brett Favre era is the stuff worthy of prime time.

When the NFL releases the schedule today at 1 p.m., included will be a December meeting between NFC North foes on ESPNs Monday Night Football.

Thats two prime-time games, at least, for the Bears, who will open the season Sept. 7 at Indianapolis in a game nationally televised by NBC. It will mark the first regular-season game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Bears were on MNF once last season in the Dec. 17 meeting at Minnesota. The club is 6-15 in its last 21 MNF appearances dating back to Dec. 23, 1991, a 52-14 loss at San Francisco.

Stay tuned for more details on the schedule as they become available. The league will unveil the schedule on its network starting at 1.

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