NEW YORK, NY – The National Football League is kicking off the first week of its landmark centennial season with local Fantennial Weekend celebrations and Huddle for 100 community service opportunities across the country, as well as the release of the "NFL100: A Century of Pro Football" book chronicling the last hundred years of the sport.
This Week in NFL100
Tuesday, September 3
The National Football League and Abrams Publishing released "NFL100: A Century of Pro Football," celebrating the history of America's most popular and highly-watched sport. Beginning with a forward from Peyton Manning, the book animates the story of the NFL with photos and charts chronicling how the sport's players, teams and equipment have evolved over the last hundred years. Wednesday, September 4
The NFL hosted its third national huddle, HUDDLE UP TO PLAY IT FORWARD as part of the NFL's Huddle for 100 campaign. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, NFL Legends, and volunteers participated in a revitalization project at Douglas Park. Fuel up to Play 60 students, program advisors and dairy farmers also took part in the volunteer event. Thursday, September 5
NFL100 Game of the Week: The NFL kicks off its 100th season with Green Bay @ Chicago. Beginning in 1921, this is one of the oldest rivalries in the League and the teams' 199th meeting, including regular-season and post-season games. Watch on NBC at 8:20 PM ET. Friday, September 6
Carolina Panthers Fantennial Weekend: Players and alumni attend several high school football games, with marching bands forming the NFL100 logo during their halftime performances. Cleveland Browns Fantennial Weekend: Players and alumni attend high school football games. Saturday, September 7
Carolina Panthers Fantennial Weekend: Panthers will host a Panthers Fantennial Street Festival, which will include visits from current players and Legends, food trucks, photobooths and on-stage programming from cheerleaders and the drumline. Additional details can be found here. Cleveland Browns Fantennial Weekend: Fans celebrate outside FirstEnergy Stadium with Browns Legends, cover bands, a DJ, and giveaways. Additional details can be found here. Chicago Bears Huddle for 100: The team, players and fans will beautify and clean up neighborhoods and parks in the Chicagoland area. Participating parks and additional details can be found here. Sunday, September 8
Carolina Panthers Fantennial Weekend: Panthers announce "Tickets for 100th Season" winner. Cleveland Browns Fantennial Weekend: Browns will host an Alumni Legends game and have a First and Ten Coin Toss captain who will be connected to the #BrownsHuddlefor100 movement. Peyton's Places Episode 9, "The Lombardi Trophy," airs on ESPN+. Peyton and his brother, Eli Manning, the Giants two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, go on a journey to discover the history behind the trophy and attempt to recreate the original prototype.