The Green Bay Packers will not only host the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving night at Lambeau Field, but they’ll witness longtime Packers great Brett Favre’s number-4 unveiled on the facade inside Lambeau Field as his number is retired.
“I think it’s great,” coach Mike McCarthy said in a team release, “and it will be great for our fans, the first time we’ve had a Thanksgiving night game here at Lambeau Field. I think it will definitely be a special night.”
The Packers will also host NFC Champion Seattle in Week 2 on a Sunday night at Lambeau Field.
The Packers will play four of their first six games at Lambeau Field. They’ll host the Kansas City Chiefs on a Monday night in Week 3.
The Packers have a total of five prime time games in all on their schedule. They’ll also travel to Denver to face the Broncos in Week 8 and play at Detroit in Week 13, to go along with the Thanksgiving night game and the Seattle game at Lambeau Field.
Favre’s number will officially be retired during his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on July 18.
The only other time in team history the Packers played a home game on Thanksgiving Day was Nov. 29, 1923. The Packers are 14-19-2 all-time on Thanksgiving Day.