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    July 18, 2019 7:49 PM PDT
    PHOENIX 鈥?As part of the celebration of its 100th season Marwin Evans Jersey , the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5.Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. None fits better than Chicago-Green Bay. The teams have met 198 times since 1921, when the Bears were the Chicago Staleys. Green Bay leads the series 97-95-6, including the clubs splitting two postseason games.More Packers coverageGreen Bay Packers 2019 NFL draft capsulesPackers close out 2019 draft, select LB Summers in seventh roundPackers add CB Hollman, RB Williams in sixth roundPackers address defense in fifth round, select DL Kingsley KekePackers use third-round pick to select TE Jace SternbergerStaging the Thursday night game at Chicago’s Soldier Field 鈥?even if it is a modernized version of the stadium 鈥?adds to the theme.This will be the first time since 2003 the Super Bowl champion has not hosted the opener. New England instead will open at home in the prime-time game Sunday night, Sept. 8. The opponent has not yet been determined. The full schedule will be announced next month.“With the 100th season, we want to do something to kick it off in a special way,” said Hans Schroeder, the league’s chief operating officer of media. “We’re celebrating the Bears, one of the original member clubs, in their 100th season, and the Packers are in their 101st. It’s an iconic matchup.”Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invoked the name of George Halas Nick Perry Jersey White , the team’s founder, in welcoming the news.“George ‘Papa Bear’ Halas and the NFL’s co-founders probably didn’t imagine the federation they established 100 years ago in cities and towns across the Midwest would one day be the most successful professional sports league in the world,” Emanuel said in a statement. “But that’s what their vision achieved. Chicago 鈥?the most American of American cities 鈥?is the perfect venue for this game.”Schroeder and Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer, outlined other plans for the 100th season: NFL Films will produce a series that selects the 100 greatest teams, plays, games, characters and game changers; an all-time team is being chosen and will be featured in a TV series; and Peyton Manning will talk to fans around the country about the history of the NFL for another television series. The current roster does a pretty solid job."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareDo the Packers follow SB Nation’s unwritten rules about jersey numbers?Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY SportsOn Tuesday, SB Nation published an article by Charles McDonald entitled “10 unwritten rules for not screwing up your jersey number.” These rules take into account a combination of aesthetic observations, historical trends, and players’ positions to compile some dos and don’ts for NFL players.With this article in mind, APC thought it would be interesting to see how well the Green Bay Packers adhere to these suggestions, both on the current roster and in recent years. Rule 1: no defensive backs shall wear #46The Packers currently follow this rule carefully. 46 has been assigned to a host of unspectacular running backs in recent years, including Alonzo Harris, LeShun Daniels Mason Crosby Jersey White , Kapri Bibbs, and currently Malcolm Johnson. Going back a few years further, Vince Workman donned it during his Packers career.However, if you look farther back, we find that the two most successful Packers to wear the number were indeed defensive backs. Safety Steve Luke wore 46 from 1975 to 1980, spending five of those seasons as a starter. And going even farther back, we find Packers Hall of Famer Hank Gremminger, who started at cornerback and safety for nine of his ten seasons with the team from 1956 to 1965. However, it’s safe to say that numbering rules for the modern age did not apply then — after all, the league did not mandate certain numbers for certain positions at that time.Rule 2: defensive linemen should not wear numbers in the 60sCurrently, the Packers are safe, and for the most part they have reserved numbers in the 60s for offensive linemen and long snappers. None of the linemen on the current 90-man roster are in this area — they’re largely in the 90s (more on that shortly) with a few stragglers like Mike Danies (76), Eric Cotton (59), and Deon Simon (79). Matt Brock was an exception to this rule, however Nick Perry Jersey , as he wore 62 for most of his Packers career. Brock started 61 games and recorded 12.5 sacks for the Packers from 1989 to 1994. The most notable recent Packers defensive lineman in this group was Mike Pennel, who wore 64 for three seasons from 2014 to 2016. However, Pennel switched to 98 when he left to play for the New York Jets in 2017.Rule 3: 10s are now better than 80s for wide receiversThe Packers’ most recent high draft picks at wideout have stuck with the recent trends around the NFL and chose numbers in the teens — Randall Cobb took 18 in 2011 and Davante Adams chose 17 when he became a Packer in 2014. The only other receiver that the Packers have drafted on day two since 2011 was third-rounder Ty Montgomery, who wore 88. (Montgomery, of course, became the subject of one of the sillier jersey number debates in recent history after his position switch to running back.) Currently, Adams of course is the star receiver on this team, and he’s squarely in the upper echelon of NFL receivers so wearing a number in the teens puts him in good company.Perhaps this will give a slight boost to second-year Packer Equanimeous St. Brown (#19), the only one of the three wideouts drafted in 2018 to pick a number in the teens. J’Mon Moore wears 82 while Marquez Valdes-Scantling picked 83. Meanwhile, the other presumed starter at wideout, Geronimo Allison, is also in the 80s, wearing #81.But when it comes to the elite players, the Packers’ top receiver is right in line with this rule.Rule 4: Linebackers can only wear numbers in the 40s if they’re fast enoughThis is a recent rule, as linebackers only recently got blanket approval to wear numbers in the 40s starting in 2015. Prior to a few years ago Jaire Alexander Jersey , they could only get that number if there were no other eligible numbers available (similar to tight ends).However, the Packers have a pair of linebackers wearing numbers in the 40s: Oren Burks (42) and Ty Summers (44). Both meet the arbitrary criteria of a 4.60 40-yard dash that I’m setting here: Burks ran 4.59 at the 2018 Combine while Summers ran 4.51 this year.In recent years, we might have had a slight issue. Jake Ryan wore 47, but his 40 time was 4.65 seconds and he did not seem to play quite that fast. But with him now in Jacksonville, that’s their problem. Likewise, Vince Biegel and his 4.67 time got 45, but he’s in New Orleans now and wearing number 59.Rule 5: Running backs should not wear 39This is mainly about the appearance of number 39 — it looks big and bulky, not nimble and agile. Cornerback Chandon Sullivan has that number at present, so we’ve got no issues here for now according to this rule, though I argue it should be extended to corners so that only safeties or fullbacks wear the number.In team history, the Packers only ever had one notable running back wear 39: that was Darrell Thompson in the early 1990s, and he was hardly a speedy back.Rules 6 and 7: Numbers in the 90s and 20s are all greatNo argument here. Big guys need big-looking numbers — for example, 97 just works for Kenny Clark. There’s something sleek about a two for a running back or a DB, and 23 is a great look for a player with as much swagger as Jaire Alexander. One interesting nugget from this year’s group is that Josh Jones switched from 27 to 24 this offseason. Why? Who knows.Rule 8: Only #8 is a bad quarterback numberPoor Tim Boyle. He’ll be relegated to the third string forever under this rule, which says that aside from Steve Young Womens Davon House Jersey , QBs wearing 8 are entirely devoid of any sort of swagger. As McDonald noted, think about the recent starting quarterbacks in the NFL who wear it: Kirk Cousins, Sam Bradford...yawn.Rule 9: 50-55 are the good 50s numbersYep. Look at the names of players on the Packers’ 90-man roster currently wearing numbers in the bottom half of the 50s:Blake MartinezKyler FackrellRashan GaryKendall DonnersonJames CrawfordZa’Darius SmithAnd now the guys from 56 to 59: Randy Ramsey, Adam Pankey, Greg Roberts, Brady Sheldon, Eric Cotton. (Pankey and Roberts both have 57 for the time being.)That’s quite the dropoff. In fact, from 56 to 59, the only particularly good Packers player from recent memory who comes to my mind as I write this was center Mike Flanagan, who wore 58.In total, it seems that the Packers have done a good job sticking to the trends laid out in this piece, at least at present. Got any other big rules that should have been included in the list? Let us know in the comments.