CLEVELAND — Could the Cleveland Browns be getting ready for their close-up in prime-time NFL action this fall? If not, it might be time for them to start. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network/NFL.com and other reporters, the NFL will open its 100th season with a break from tradition by going with one of the longest-standing rivalries, the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers, in the Thursday Night Football opener. In recent seasons, the NFL has put the defending Super Bowl champions in the opening game of the next season, which would have been the New England Patriots, but they have been awarded the Week 1 Sunday Night Football prime-time matchup against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
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