After 84 years, Packers again lead Bears series

AP

If the Bears-Packers rivalry had adopted in its early days a trophy that would belong to the team that leads the all-time series, the trophy would have remained in Chicago. For more than eight decades.

After the Bears built a 7-1-1 lead to start the series and the Packers embarked on a 7-0-1 streak, the two sides went back and forth until 1933, when the Bears knotted it at 11-11-3 in the first game of the season, took the lead in the second game, and stretched it to two games in the third meeting of the year between the two teams.

The worm began to turn in a major way as of 1992, the year the Brett Favre era began. Favre’s Chicago experience began in less-than-stellar fashion, with the Bears beating the Packers 30-10 in their own building. Since then, however, the Packers have beaten the Bears 35 of 45 times. Under Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have won 16 of 20.

After Thursday night’s win, the Packers now lead the series 95-94-6 — a full 84 years after Green Bay last had the edge. They’ll get a chance to lose it on November 12, when perhaps the first game involving Mitchell Trubisky keeps the two teams fairly even, at least until Rodgers retires.

Coincidentally, a Constitutional amendment repealed prohibition in 1933. The current status of the biggest rivalry in the NFL could give Bears fans the best reason to drink since drinking was re-legalized.

34 responses to “After 84 years, Packers again lead Bears series

  1. Hard to believe it took so long for the Packers to overtake the Bears for the series lead. They’ve dominated Chicago for most of the past 25 years.

  2. Fun. No hard feelings Bears fans. It’s been a long time in the making. After the reign the Bears had in the eighties, I never dreamed it would be possible to catch them.

  3. I’ve been watching this rivalry swing back and forth all my life. Not gonna lie, that intro movie on the rivalry that ran before the game last night gave me goosebumps. Nice work NFL.

  4. Now we get to hear from the Packer “owners” with their holier than thou garbage and how blessed they are and what a privilege it is to be a Packer fan. This is why it is so easy to hate that fan base.

  5. I think even more impressive than that is the fact that Green Bay and Chicago have combined for 22 NFL titles. That’s crazy.

    Green Bay: 13 championships
    Chicago: 9 championships

    Nobody else is even close – 6 or fewer for everyone else. Two of the most impressive franchises in the history of the NFL. And I’m a Vikes fan.

  6. Rumor has it the Raiders threw their last game because Carr wouldn’t protest.

    They let him get sacked, bad snaps, drops etc.

    It’s been on the radio already.

  7. Wow. Overtaking them with a 24 game lead. What a couple of decades the Packers have had. What a 50 year run of dominance the Bears had. I remember reading that the point difference all-time before last nights game was about 4 points. Crazy. Fun stuff like this is why I watch football.

  8. Good things ahead for the Bears in the near future with Mitch Trubisky at QB. Glennon is a decent NFL QB, but Trubisky looks like a winner. I don’t know that John Fox is going to be any better with Trubisky than Jeff Fisher was with Jared Goff, but the kid can play.

  9. diveleft says:
    September 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    Now we get to hear from the Packer “owners” with their holier than thou garbage and how blessed they are and what a privilege it is to be a Packer fan. This is why it is so easy to hate that fan base.

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    We do our talking on the field. By playing the game the right way and winning championships.

    #Warriors #PrayforTae

  10. patriots123456 says:

    September 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Rumor has it the Raiders threw their last game because Carr wouldn’t protest.

    They let him get sacked, bad snaps, drops etc.

    It’s been on the radio already.
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    Black folks are being gunned down in the streets by police officers. We’ve all seen it on tape. I don’t have to worry about my white kids getting shot just because they’re white. Life and death sometimes takes a front seat to a football game. You don’t have to be black to understand that. Colin Kaepernick, a super bowl QB, is being black balled for bringing it to our attention. We’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg. Get used to it.

  11. Purple People Eaters says:
    September 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    I think even more impressive than that is the fact that Green Bay and Chicago have combined for 22 NFL titles. That’s crazy.

    Green Bay: 13 championships
    Chicago: 9 championships

    Nobody else is even close – 6 or fewer for everyone else. Two of the most impressive franchises in the history of the NFL. And I’m a Vikes fan.

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    That’s not exactly right. The New York Giants have 8 NFL championships.

  12. diveleft says:
    September 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    Now we get to hear from the Packer “owners” with their holier than thou garbage and how blessed they are and what a privilege it is to be a Packer fan. This is why it is so easy to hate that fan base.

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    Jealousy will get you nowhere.

  13. Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson are such a pleasure to watch play this sport. They play it the way it should be played, with skill, brilliance, and class.

  14. diveleft says:

    September 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Now we get to hear from the Packer “owners” with their holier than thou garbage and how blessed they are and what a privilege it is to be a Packer fan. This is why it is so easy to hate that fan base.
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    You know, there is a way that you don’t have to “hear from the Packer “owners” if you don’t want to.
    Stop reading the Packer threads.

  15. shiftyshellshocked says:
    September 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm
    The Packers didn’t beat the Bears the Bears beat themselves.

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    No, that’s monkeys. Bears don’t have opposable thumbs.

  16. With his rivalry all I can think of and miss is NFL films and that narration by John Facenda. “It was a frigid day in Lambeau Field…”

    For the jealous viking fan try and be thankful because if not for these two teams there might not be an NFL.

  17. Great rivalry, horrible game. Not sure why anybody would have kept watching after the the already too long first half.

  18. I remember when Bears and Packers hated each other, now they get coffee together. but, whatever. I guess it’s still a rivalry.

    We all know who the current day Packers fan hated enemy is though.

    Glennon sucks.

  19. “Green Bay: 13 championships
    Chicago: 9 championships”

    Most of those are dusty old trophies from when the league as it were had 8 – 12 teams, far fewer games played, and it was far easier to win a title. There is absolutely no comparison between winning one of those to winning a Super Bowl since the merger. Not even close to being as difficult.

  20. I have to admit, last night’s win felt good.
    I had my doubts going into this game.
    Chicago looked good against the Falcons and Steelers, but Green Bay persevered.

    Wins against the Bears never feel commonplace and are always celebrated in Packerland.
    I know I’m not offending their fans because I’m quite sure they feel the same way.

    Now, if we can just hold the edge in the series for 84 years………

  21. Really a championship is too old? Let’s forget the Celtics past championships as well. How about Lombardis? It’s only relevant after the pats won one right? See how ridiculous that sounds?

  22. So, if the Packers started gaining in 1992, what was the head to head record at that point? The Bears must have been pretty far ahead to weather Favre and Rodgers until last night.

  23. meccalambeaufield3 says:
    September 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm
    Really a championship is too old? Let’s forget the Celtics past championships as well. How about Lombardis? It’s only relevant after the pats won one right? See how ridiculous that sounds?

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    Well, yes and no.

    I mean, you can’t count all the Packer’s championships, because some were decided by win percentage and not a championship game. So Anything before 1933 is out as far as I’m concerned.

    Now, other than that, it’s still kinda apples to oranges, but thats always the case as this is more of just a pissing match than anything else.

  24. charliecharger says:

    Criminals are being gunned down in the streets by police officers. We’ve all seen it on tape. I don’t have to worry about my lawabiding kids getting shot just because they’re lawabiding. Life and death sometimes takes a front seat to a football game. You don’t have to be Communist to understand that. Colin Kaepernick, a super bowl QB, is being black balled for a distraction to the business of football and being nothing more than a read option QB. The agitators will tell us differently and all the agitators seem to be the same color – Red. Get used to it.
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    Fixed it for you.

  25. possumsauce says:
    September 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm
    Purple People Eaters says:
    September 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    I think even more impressive than that is the fact that Green Bay and Chicago have combined for 22 NFL titles. That’s crazy.

    Green Bay: 13 championships
    Chicago: 9 championships

    Nobody else is even close – 6 or fewer for everyone else. Two of the most impressive franchises in the history of the NFL. And I’m a Vikes fan.

    =-=-=-=-=-=

    That’s not exactly right. The New York Giants have 8 NFL championships.

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    My mistake, thanks for the clarity, possumsauce.

  26. diveleft says:

    September 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Now we get to hear from the Packer “owners” with their holier than thou garbage and how blessed they are and what a privilege it is to be a Packer fan. This is why it is so easy to hate that fan base.

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    I love how Packers think they are “owners”. You don’t own anything. You gave money to your team to support them and make improvements to their facilities. Which is good, and fine. But lets not mistake it for anything else than what it is. A donation. In return you receive a piece of paper saying you are a owner and have stock in the Packers, but that stock is something that can’t be sold for any value.

    The Packers were awful in the 70s, 80,s and into the 90’s until Favre came to save the day. They had many years of catching up.

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