(CBS) The opening verbal salvo of this season’s Bears-Packers rivalry has been fired, and it came from Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy.

Speaking at a luncheon earlier this week, McCarthy told fans that these Packers — the 95th team in franchise history — will “kick Chicago’s ***.”

So if the Bears needed any extra motivation, they’ve received it. In coach John Fox’s debut here, Chicago hosts Green Bay on Sept. 13 at Soldier Field.