It would be just the second time since 2006 that the Super Bowl champion will not appear in the league’s opening game. Instead, the defending champion Patriots are expected to host the season’s first “Sunday Night Football” matchup on Sept. 8.The report added the NFL has tentatively picked the four teams that will play on Thanksgiving Day, naming the Bears and Dolphins as opponents for the Lions and Cowboys, both of which typically play on the holiday.The full NFL schedule is set to be released in April. The 2019 NFL season may be six months away, but fans already have something new to look forward to.According to the Sports Business Journal, the league is considering featuring an NFC showdown between the Bears and Packers on Sept. 5 in the opening game of its 100th season. Chicago and Green Bay first played in 1921 and have faced each other 198 times since, making it the NFL’s oldest rivalry.
This may not have been the ideal team bonding experience, but a handful of Trail Blazers got to know each other a lot better after spending 30 minutes stuck in an elevator together.The fiasco was captured by Portland center Enes Kanter and forward Meyers Leonard. Zach Collins, Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Skal Labissiere, Evan Turner and Rodney Hood were all trapped, as well. At one point, Turner said: “This is not how you treat the former No. 1 team in the West.”Lillard was seen sitting with his head resting on his arms in dismay.Enes added: “We’re in survival mode now.” It was equal parts hilarious and uncomfortable. Luckily, the players were eventually able to climb out of the elevator and on to the closest floor.Watch it here:Stuck in the elevator with the squad 🤦🏻♂️ 😂 @trailblazers pic.twitter.com/2Yu5zrdFfH— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 26, 2019Just got stuck on the elevator for 30min. Here is a portion of the time we were stuck. @zcollins_33 @Dame_Lillard @Enes_Kanter @AnferneeSimons @OneBigHaitian @thekidet @rodneyhood pic.twitter.com/3xvMHHdmTZ— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard11) February 26, 2019