Which NFL rivalries are the best?

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With the Subway Series returning this weekend, Thursday’s PFT Live draft pondered the best rivalries in all of football. (Yes, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry carries much more weight than the Mets-Yankees rivalry, but work with me on this.)

As usual, Chris Simms and I went back and forth for multiple rounds, Stats picked a winner, and then Twitter chimed in.

You can now chime in. But you need to check out the video first. And you should.

When you’re done, list any rivalries below that you think we may have missed.

118 responses to “Which NFL rivalries are the best?

  1. I have lost count of how many teams think they have a rivalry with the Patriots. In most of those cases the Patriots are not aware there is a rivalry going on, but those other teams wallow in it.

  2. Packers fans hate the Vikings so much they will say their rivalry is with the Bears. But everyone knows the Bears aren’t relevant enough to hate.

  3. Packers/Bears without a doubt. I would say Minnesota but you actually have to win something besides a division title every now and then to be considered a rival.

  4. Bills and Dolphins used to be a good one, however over the last 20ish years the only rival the Bills have really had is themselves

  5. cabosan1978 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    Packers v Bears. Vikings fans think they count but they really don’t

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    I think rivalries change through the years. Of course pack fan will say the Bears, because they can beat the Bears on any given Sunday, beating the Vikings is becoming more and more difficult for the pack. The Vikings will sweep gb again this year. But at least the packers will beat their biggest rival, Da Bears.

  6. ariani1985 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm
    If the Packers could get out of 3rd place and make it somewhat competitive VS. the Vikings then we will let them be our rival.

    i dont care abt packers or vikings, but this is sad. the vikings are a sad squad, are there any older teams without championships besides the sorry old vikings and falcons?

    the all mighty whodats got their ring, go get u one b4 u start talking that smack

  7. I really like how fierce some of the AFC North rivalries are: Steelers-Ravens and Steelers-Bengals in particular, and hopefully the Browns can get in there and mix it up more.

    Some of the classically touted rivalries like Chiefs-Raiders and Redskins-Cowboys aren’t what they used to be.

  8. Free Citizens vs Forced Nationalists.

    They are both expansion franchise. Kind of new to the NFL but it’s been fierce competition.
    Very heated by both sides.

  9. minnesotanskeepitinthefamily says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    Viking fans vs. a society that says marrying siblings is wrong

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    packer fans vs. a society that says marrying siblings is wrong.

  10. flviking says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm
    cabosan1978 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    Packers v Bears. Vikings fans think they count but they really don’t
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    I think rivalries change through the years. Of course pack fan will say the Bears, because they can beat the Bears on any given Sunday, beating the Vikings is becoming more and more difficult for the pack. The Vikings will sweep gb again this year. But at least the packers will beat their biggest rival, Da Bears.

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    I don’t think you really understand rivalries.

    The Packers vs the Bears have been going strong against each other for nearly 100 years. Both teams have numerous championships, and their fanbases respect the other team (and fans).

    The Vikings haven’t accomplished anything.

    Divisional titles from the 70s and 80s don’t mean anything. Neither does beating the Packers when Aaron Rodgers is not 100%.

    Sorry, little one!

  11. clowns vs themselves. cause their real rivalries are a frikin joke. GO STEELERS!!! HOORAH!!!!!!!

  12. wisconsinskeepitinthefamily says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:25 pm
    minnesotanskeepitinthefamily says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    Viking fans vs. a society that says marrying siblings is wrong
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    packer fans vs. a society that says marrying siblings is wrong.

    —-

    Hey, Contra/Cheese is fattening/dahmer.

    Hope you’re having a swell day. Say hi to your mom for me.

  13. snowlock2013 said:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Packers fans hate the Vikings so much they will say their rivalry is with the Bears. But everyone knows the Bears aren’t relevant enough to hate.

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    Vikings fans hate the Packers so much that they’ll say the rivalry is between the Packers and Vikings. But Packer and Bear fans know better. The Packers and Bears teams have been evenly matched over a century. Sometimes one team or the other goes through a drought, but when they are both competitive, the sparks get hot. After 196 games, the Packers lead the all time record by two wins (96-94-6). The Vikings, on the other hand, are the little nephews in the division. They’ve only been around for a relatively short period, and they’ve never won a single championship. The Vikings get hot for brief periods, but that’s always a flash-in-the-pan. And the only times the Vikings have had any extended success are times when the Packers have been down. As far as rivalries go, the Vikings are irrelevant.

  14. GB fans vs MIN fans is probably my favorite, played out on these very boards

    SEA vs OAK was nasty when they shared AFCW. Fights and arrests at both stadiums were a given.

    Any NFC East game is almost always must-watch. The best part of 2002 realignment was getting the Cardinals out of that mix, and distilling it down to those 4 teams.

    KC fans vs SEA fans in a pretty stupid rivalry over who gets louder.

    Kind of a stretch but I love the mayoral wagers with each Super Bowl, and their quest to make more interesting and representative pledges each year

  15. Rivalries are only relevant when both teams are contenders year in and year out, and each of them is capable of defeating the other. The Packers vs. Bears will be a real rivalry again when the Bears can start winning.

    In the NFC right now, I’d look at the South teams (Saints, Falcons, Panthers), all three pretty evenly matched.

    In the AFC, I’m just not seeing any right now.

  16. Seahawks – Niners
    Saints – Falcons
    Seahawks – Raiders used to be great…but still when they play it has that rivalry feeling
    Raiders – Broncos
    Cowboys – Niners

  17. harissonhits2 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    Redskins > Dallas Team

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    The Redskins are 42-70-2 (.377) against Dallas. In fact, to get to .500 against Dallas, Washington would have to sweep the season series every year for the next 14 years. Dallas has 8 more division titles, 8 more playoff appearances, 3 more conference championships, all despite the Redskins having a 28 year head start. Oh and more SB titles and Dallas has a better winning % (.537) than Washington (.505)……you might want to rethink which team is greater.

  18. In the 1930’s it might have been the Packers vs. the Minneapolis Redwings, but the Minneapolis team couldn’t win anything and folded. Sometimes history repeats itself; other times it’s more fun that it doesn’t.

  19. Redskins Vs Cowboys records don’t matter when they get together it’s personal between the 2 teams.

    BTW the Redskins are 2-0 against rgw Cowboys in NFC Championship games.

  20. Packers/Bears and it’s not even close. It’s one of the oldest rivalries, if not the oldest rivalry, in football and has at times been one of the bloodiest. While George Halas became known as “the father of the NFL” because he was instrumental in getting, and keeping, the league going, Curly Lambeau was right there with him. The two teams are deeply intertwined, from way, way back.

    When the Packers were thrown out of the league for using college players it was George Halas that lobbied to get them back in. Halas was smart enough to know without them, the league may not have made it. Not because it was the Packers, because they were having such a hard time becoming established they really couldn’t afford to lose any teams. A guilty conscience may also have been part of it because Halas was the one that ratted them out to begin with.

    Let’s see which purple is first to chime in with the “Halas loaned Lambeau money to meet payroll” story. In reality, it was Lambeau that loaned Halas money to keep his team alive. Me mentioning it may stop one or two of our little purple pals but at least one will start hopping before reading and hurry up and “rub that story right in our cheesy faces.”

    After all these many years, the head to head record currently stands at 96–94–6 and they’re first and second in World Championships with 13 and 9 respectively.

    While the rivalry becomes really intense at times, and there is of course some fairly serious smack-talking during game weeks, the fan bases respect each other for the most part. Packer fans know we couldn’t have this great rivalry without the Bears and their fans and the Bear fans are smart enough to know the same thing. We also respect how knowledgeable the other fan base is which may also be partly due to the rivalry. Illinois kids become Bear fans and Wisconsin kids become Packer fans at a very early age as they emulate their fathers and grandfathers.

  21. My goofy son-in-law is a Bear fan; an almost rabid Bear fan. When my youngest grandson was 2 or 3 years old, when he’d get mad at his dad, he’d say “Go Packers!” And I had nothing to do with it. The kid figured it out all on his own.

  22. Packers and Bears are the oldest rivalry so I’ll say that’s the best one in history but when was the last time anybody really cared about watching a Packers-Bears game?

    The rivalry will be renewed this year as they once again wage an epic battle for third place.

  23. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    June 7, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    My goofy son-in-law is a Bear fan; an almost rabid Bear fan. When my youngest grandson was 2 or 3 years old, when he’d get mad at his dad, he’d say “Go Packers!” And I had nothing to do with it. The kid figured it out all on his own.

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    So you say he got his superior smarts from his father?

  24. To have a great rivalry you need two elements — competitive games and bad blood between the teams. On that basis Ravens/Steelers is the obvious choice. Since the 2000 season, the Steelers lead the series 21-19, including regular season and playoffs. Most of those games were decided by less than a touchdown and several went to overtime. And year after year these are among the most physical games on the NFL calendar.

  25. Trying to stay in the now not 90 years ago when Halas slipped an official 5 Bucks to throw a game, I think the Steelers/Bengals games are a fun rivalry to watch. Bad blood between the players make for must see TV

  26. Yes I know my Bears have not had a lot of relevance as of late but here is my opinion of best rivalry (I did not look at this currently I looked at it as an all-time deal)

    Bears vs Packers

    Redskins vs Cowboys

    Steelers vs Ravens

    In that order.

  27. Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Take a look at a Bears or Lions story. Then take a look at a Viking or Packers story. That is all.
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    For once, you and I are in complete agreement.
    It illustrates perfectly just how delusional Viking fans are compared to the far more brighter and reasonable Lion and Bear fans.

  28. wafflestomp says:
    June 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Take a look at a Bears or Lions story. Then take a look at a Viking or Packers story. That is all.
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    For once, you and I are in complete agreement.
    It illustrates perfectly just how delusional Viking fans are compared to the far more brighter and reasonable Lion and Bear fans.

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    Haha thank you. Yeah Bears fans are usually realistic and can admit when our team sucks…pretty much all chicago sports fans are like that.

    Ive met a lot of Vikings fans and not all of them are like the trolls on these boards.

    I am hopeful my Bears are moving in the right direction and building something to compete with Packers in the near future.

  29. Dan Muston says:
    June 7, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    So you say he got his superior smarts from his father?

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    Jebus, I hope not. Here are just a couple examples why:

    1. Shortly after the Bears traded for Jay Cutler, the goofy son-in-law looked me right in the eye and said, with a straight face, “Jay Cutler’s the best quarterback in the NFL”… and he truly believed that.

    2. The aforementioned grandson’s name is Ryan… after the son-in-law’s favorite baseball player of all time… Sandberg. Yeah, that’s my son-in-law’s shining brilliance at work.

    Like I said, I have a healthy respect for the Bears’ fan base as a unit. I feel like the GSIL doesn’t deserve to be a Bear fan; he should have been a purple. Lucky for him, he’s a good dad and he’s extremely good to my daughter.

  30. All AFC North teams besides any game the Browns are in. To me, it seems like when the Ravens, Steelers and Bengals play each other the level of intensity is pretty high.

  31. Cowboys vs any of the other three division teams. They’re always the highest rated.

  32. wafflestomp says:
    June 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Take a look at a Bears or Lions story. Then take a look at a Viking or Packers story. That is all.
    _____________________

    For once, you and I are in complete agreement.
    It illustrates perfectly just how delusional Viking fans are compared to the far more brighter and reasonable Lion and Bear fans.
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    Being called delusional by a Packer fan is like being called fat by Mike McCarthy.

  33. Packers vs. Bears is the greatest rivalry in the history of Pro Football.

    Some of you mistake Packers fans lack of respect for Vikings fans as a rivalry. In a actual rivalry one respects the opposing team and fanbase. We have zero respect for the Vikinga fanbase. On their side they try to attach themselves to Green Bay the most successful franchise in Pro Football history. They are irrelevant to us and they know it. This is why you see them constantly typing in Packers threads here. It’s truly a pathetic sad cry for our attention. Nothing more.

    Packers Bears is a actual rivalry. If you are a NFL Historian and want to show people the greatest rivalry in the history of Pro Football you show them Packers vs. Bears.

  34. trubiscuitbears34 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    June 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Take a look at a Bears or Lions story. Then take a look at a Viking or Packers story. That is all.
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    For once, you and I are in complete agreement.
    It illustrates perfectly just how delusional Viking fans are compared to the far more brighter and reasonable Lion and Bear fans.

    0 0 Rate This
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    Haha thank you. Yeah Bears fans are usually realistic and can admit when our team sucks…pretty much all chicago sports fans are like that.

    Ive met a lot of Vikings fans and not all of them are like the trolls on these boards.

    I am hopeful my Bears are moving in the right direction and building something to compete with Packers in the near future.
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    I hope so too.
    I think every fan will agree, (Well, almost every fan) when the Bears and Packers are evenly matched, as they were in 2010, it makes for truly compelling football.
    But what makes our rivalry really great is the fact you can throw seasonal records out and many times we still end up in a dogfight.
    Always look forward to Bear week, it’s one of those electric buildups till Sunday.

  35. stucats says:
    June 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    eagle100x says:

    Cowboys suck!!!!!
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    Eagles suck!!!!

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    They both suck. So do the Giants.

  36. wafflestomp says:
    June 7, 2018 at 7:20 pm
    trubiscuitbears34 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    June 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    June 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Take a look at a Bears or Lions story. Then take a look at a Viking or Packers story. That is all.
    _____________________

    For once, you and I are in complete agreement.
    It illustrates perfectly just how delusional Viking fans are compared to the far more brighter and reasonable Lion and Bear fans.

    0 0 Rate This
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    Haha thank you. Yeah Bears fans are usually realistic and can admit when our team sucks…pretty much all chicago sports fans are like that.

    Ive met a lot of Vikings fans and not all of them are like the trolls on these boards.

    I am hopeful my Bears are moving in the right direction and building something to compete with Packers in the near future.
    ___________________________

    I hope so too.
    I think every fan will agree, (Well, almost every fan) when the Bears and Packers are evenly matched, as they were in 2010, it makes for truly compelling football.
    But what makes our rivalry really great is the fact you can throw seasonal records out and many times we still end up in a dogfight.
    Always look forward to Bear week, it’s one of those electric buildups till Sunday.
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    Now that’s a rivalry!! Get a freaking room! Hahaha!

  37. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    Cheese eaters vs. Food.

    ariani1985 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Bacon vs. Packer fan after a 10 day drunk?

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    Again, I realize you Barneys are trying to be funny, though it’s obvious you’re missing the mark. By a great deal, I might add.

    But, you do realize that rivals are against each other, right?
    Rivals don’t like each other on a visceral level and wouldn’t associate with each other.
    So………your jokes, as hard as you may try, don’t even make sense.

  38. The greatest rivalry centers largely around wherever people live. It also depends on if the teams are relatively equal. If one of the teams is terrible it diminishes the rivalry.

    * The games between Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Cincinnati (all three variations) used to be
    heated rivalries when it was the AFC Central.
    * The Cowboys-Redskins rivalry was big but not so much now.
    * The Chiefs-Raiders is still very intense.
    * The Seahawks-49ers were fun when it was Carroll vs. Hairball
    * The Vikings-Packers will probably always be incredible, same with Packers-Bears
    * Denver-Raiders has been heated since I can remember…but it was really special when
    Madden was coaching the Raiders.
    * Jacksonville-Tennessee was crazy when Fisher was the coach and before the Jags went down
    the toilet.

  39. RIVALRY “when a game is more than ,the GAME ITSELF”
    STEELERS/BENGALS hands down.
    There’s more fights than first downs or touchdowns

  40. I say bengals – steelers. It’s the only rivalry where you can feel the hate the players have for one another. I mean at anytime somebody will get the crap knocked out of them. I love it lol

  41. “Bears/Packers IS the rivalry!” Reads 10 million comments of Packers and Vikings fans trolling each other. Reads ZERO bears fans posts slagging packers…

    Yup, it’s a hot one all right.

  42. Chiefs-Raiders is as intense as any.
    Raiders-49ers is always good for a few fights
    Raiders-Donks is another good one.

  43. I can think of two that are usually consequential:

    Bengals Vs Steelers (as these games determine the vast majority of player safety rule changes in the off-season)

    Patriots Vs the NFC East (as this seems to be a great Super Bowl match-up, especially to those who like to see the Patriots lose)

  44. madtowndan says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:48 pm
    snowlock2013 said:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Packers fans hate the Vikings so much they will say their rivalry is with the Bears. But everyone knows the Bears aren’t relevant enough to hate.

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    Vikings fans hate the Packers so much that they’ll say the rivalry is between the Packers and Vikings. But Packer and Bear fans know better.

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    Seriously, having lived in NW Wisconsin for over 20 years – I think Packer fans in different parts of Wisconsin have different thoughts on “the biggest rivalry”.

    In Mad Town (our daughter now lives there) – it is Packers/Bears. But in the LaCrosse, Eau Claire, Superior area – it’s Vikings/Packers.

    I think the fact that NW ‘Sconnie used to only get the Vikings games broadcast back in the day caused this reversal from the historic Packer/Bear rivalry.

    Until I moved to that area, I typically would cheer for the Packers as long as they weren’t playing the Vikings.

    After living there, I can’t cheer for the Packers – even if a Packer win would help the Vikings. It wasn’t the team that caused me to change – it was the Packer fans.

  45. Oldest rivalry doesn’t equate with best rivalry! That packers – Bears game causes weariness and restlessness through lack of interest – since the 70’s. Either one team is good and the other not. Or when they were both good (once during this Super Bowl era time frame) Cutler couldn’t beat the pack. Great rivalry. I would rather watch the Pro Bowlers tour than that game. The Bears have 10 wins in the last 50 regular season games.

  46. I’m a Packers fan living in Minnesota. It’s easy to recognize why our squad and our fan base irritates others. As a fan base, we tend to be like St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans, full of self-regard about how the organization we support “does things the right way” and whatnot. I grew up in the eastern part of Wisconsin, so I view the Bears as the more important rival, but the Vikings have been the tougher adversary throughout most of my life, mainly because the Halas family hasn’t kept pace in the same way the Maras and the Rooneys have. The Vikings are rarely awful, but they are erratic. They almost always have a few Hall of Fame-level talents on the roster. I think supporters of the Packers, Bears, and Vikings can all agree on one thing – it’s been great to have the eternally inept Lions in our division.

  47. Is everyone in this board 60 years old? I get that over the course of history Bears and Packers has been a great rivalry. But the Bears haven’t really been very good in the last 30 years. The Vikings and Packers have been a way more competitive series going back to the 90’s. We don’t have a championship, but why does that matter for it to be a rivalry? Rival teams hardly face each other in the playoffs and never in a Superbowl. The Bears won a Championship 30+ years ago (I don’t count Pre Superbowl fake championships)but haven’t really been very good since. The Packers and Vikings have battled it out more as of recently. A rivalry is when both teams are competitive and can beat each other any Sunday and that is the current Packers vs Vikings series. But I guess I don’t really care if you consider my team a rival or not. I enjoy my team regardless. I would think it would feel better to beat the Vikings because they are actually a decent team currently, vs the Bears haven’t been good in a long time (2010 maybe). I just think it’s ridiculous how Packers fans say our team “Doesn’t count” when the fact is, we have challenged your team more lately, and the Packers and Bears have a 50+ year head start, where most of their “Championships” were won.

    As a Vikings fan, I view all the NFC North teams as rivals. I don’t hate the Packers or like/dislike more or less than the other teams. The NFC North has always been a competitive division. Packer fans are just kind of hard to deal with their entitled personalities.

  48. I obviously can’t speak for everyone, but I throughly enjoy the Bengals-Steelers rivalry. Especially now that the Bengals have someone who isn’t afraid to hit the steelers back with Vontaze Burfict. No matter how much of a moron Burfict is, it’s obvious that the Bengals needed someone to give Pittsburgh a taste of their own medicine for years

  49. minnesotanskeepitinthefamily says:

    June 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    flviking says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm
    cabosan1978 says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    Packers v Bears. Vikings fans think they count but they really don’t
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    I think rivalries change through the years. Of course pack fan will say the Bears, because they can beat the Bears on any given Sunday, beating the Vikings is becoming more and more difficult for the pack. The Vikings will sweep gb again this year. But at least the packers will beat their biggest rival, Da Bears.

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    I don’t think you really understand rivalries.

    The Packers vs the Bears have been going strong against each other for nearly 100 years. Both teams have numerous championships, and their fanbases respect the other team (and fans).

    The Vikings haven’t accomplished anything.

    Divisional titles from the 70s and 80s don’t mean anything. Neither does beating the Packers when Aaron Rodgers is not 100%.

    Sorry, little one!

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    So the Vikings didn’t win the division ins 2015 when Rodgers played all year? The Vikings have the most division championships in the division…period. Not Just 70’s, 80’s. The Bears and Packers is the oldest rivalry…but it’s not a good one anymore. The Bears have been dominated lately vs. the Vikings actually challenge. The fact the Vikings are a snakebitten when it comes to actually championship doesn’t take the fact away that they have beaten the Packers more often lately and the games have been more competitive and entertaining (Except for the Ponder/Frazier period). The Rivalry maybe was good 40 years ago when most of us weren’t alive, but it isn’t anymore. Just typical Packer fans clinging to championships that happened forever ago, to take away the fact that the Vikings have just been better as of recently.

  50. flviking says:
    June 7, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Packers vs. Staten Island Stapletons

    Pack had to get through this powerhouse to claim their early Championships.
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    And Minnesota had to get through Green Bay to win all of their championships. We see how that has worked out.

    Since MN entered the league the Green Bay Packers have won more championships than any other team and also have the only contested three-peat in NFL history. It’s almost as if the Minnesota Vikings are the Packers lucky charm.

    And best rivalry? – Packers v. Bears The history is amazing, the games ferocious and the hate real. But they also respect each other and in many cases fans of each are family members.

  51. I’d say Packers-Vikings is definitely a bigger rivalry in recent years than Packers-Bears, despite what Packer fans say about respecting the Bears so much. They respect them because they can beat them. In the last 10 years, the Packers are 17-4 against the Bears, 12-8-1 against the Vikings. The Packers have five division championships, the Vikings four, and the Bears one. In the last four years since Mike Zimmer was hired, the Packers and Vikings have the same record and each team has won the division twice.

    The changing of the guard came in 2009 when Favre fulfilled his fondest desire by finally figuring out a way to play for the Vikings and beating the Packers twice that year. Any Packer fan who says he doesn’t care about the Vikings is lying. A loss to the Bears is considered a fluke. A loss to the Vikings kills them a little inside.

  52. Old schoolers love the Bears-Packers, and they’ll prove it.
    That’s cool.

    New age fans love the Packers-Vikings rivalry and thats cool too.

    It’s all a matter of perspective and age.

  53. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    June 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm
    I’d say Packers-Vikings is definitely a bigger rivalry in recent years than Packers-Bears, despite what Packer fans say about respecting the Bears so much. They respect them because they can beat them. In the last 10 years, the Packers are 17-4 against the Bears, 12-8-1 against the Vikings. The Packers have five division championships, the Vikings four, and the Bears one. In the last four years since Mike Zimmer was hired, the Packers and Vikings have the same record and each team has won the division twice.

    The changing of the guard came in 2009 when Favre fulfilled his fondest desire by finally figuring out a way to play for the Vikings and beating the Packers twice that year. Any Packer fan who says he doesn’t care about the Vikings is lying. A loss to the Bears is considered a fluke. A loss to the Vikings kills them a little inside.
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    It has to do with respect. Packers fans respect the Bears organization while hating them at the same time. No respect for Bears fans by the way, but there’s respect for the team. Shoot there would be no Packers without Halas.

    No one respects Vikings organization or fans. Fans are awful, traditions are annoying (horn is definition of obnoxious, stole clap from Iceland soccer team), they play indoors, historical achievements are lacking…heck, their billionaire owner held the city/state hostage to build a new dome by threatening to move to LA. Even he doesn’t respect the fan base.

    Sure, there’s dislike for the Vikings…but more like that incessant gnat that keeps buzzing your ear. Pathetic.

  54. binkystevens says:
    June 8, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    Packers/Bears all-time record:

    Packers: 96
    Bears: 94
    Ties: 6

    Awesome.

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    Only if you’re a pack or bear fan. Packer vs bear games are pretty boring.

  55. Based on the comments i see here, the most bitter rivalry is Packers/Vikings, followed by Bengals/Steelers. That’s where most of the hate/anger seems to be.

  56. A survey last year showed that fans of the Bears, Vikings, Seahawks, Lions and Cowboys considered the Packers their biggest rival. No one considers the Vikings a rival. Nobody considers a choker a rival. The sun rises, water is wet, and the Vikings choke in their biggest game of the year.

  57. Bluestree says:
    June 9, 2018 at 11:37 am
    A survey last year showed that fans of the Bears, Vikings, Seahawks, Lions and Cowboys considered the Packers their biggest rival. No one considers the Vikings a rival. Nobody considers a choker a rival. The sun rises, water is wet, and the Vikings choke in their biggest game of the year

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    A survey last year showed that fans of the Packers, patriots and Cowboys are considered to be the biggest crybabies in the NFL. No one considers the Vikings to be crybabies. I can’t believe how sensitive pack fan is, who cares if your someone’s rival. It will change as players change.

  58. No one respects Packer fans. They are fatsos with nothing in life to respect so they try to claim respect because of a sports team they cheer for. They are nobodies rival, just people to point fingers at and laugh. Have some more poutine fellows.

  59. No one respects Vikings organization or fans. Fans are awful, traditions are annoying (horn is definition of obnoxious, stole clap from Iceland soccer team), they play indoors, historical achievements are lacking…heck, their billionaire owner held the city/state hostage to build a new dome by threatening to move to LA. Even he doesn’t respect the fan base.

    >>

    Bada-baba-ba.
    The team you love to hate, we revel in it in the purple congregation

  60. Bluestree says:
    June 10, 2018 at 10:18 am
    38-7

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    Funny how pack fan post things. When their arguments do not hold water and know they have nothing of substance to say they revert to 38-7, 13 championships or my favorite, my mom can beat up your mom. Please take your ball and go home. The Vikings will once again sweep the pack this year.

  61. The Packers-Bears and Packers-Vikings are both big rivalries (though the Packers-Vikings rivalry is more about MN fans wanting attention and craving recognition). From a Packer fan perspective, we hate the Bears, yet with utter respect for them. When it comes to the Vikings, like their state bird the Mosquito, or your great aunt’s ankle-biting little dog, we’d just as soon be happy if they didn’t exist.

  62. There are plenty of good rivalries that come and go over the years. But if you think there is one with more meaning than the Packers-Bears, then you need to go to school.

  63. JunkerGeorg says:
    June 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm
    The Packers-Bears and Packers-Vikings are both big rivalries (though the Packers-Vikings rivalry is more about MN fans wanting attention and craving recognition). From a Packer fan perspective, we hate the Bears, yet with utter respect for them. When it comes to the Vikings, like their state bird the Mosquito, or your great aunt’s ankle-biting little dog, we’d just as soon be happy if they didn’t exist

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    I don’t think there was one Viking poster that said packer/Viking. You see there has to be the possibility of either team winning the game to be a rivalry. The Vikings will sweep the pack this year. Nice try at trolling little one.

  64. flviking says:
    June 11, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    The Vikings will sweep the pack this year. Nice try at trolling little one.

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    That outcome is certainly possible, though it’s possible we split. Whatever the case, beating the Packers has always been your Super Bowl and the closest thing you’ll see of a Lombardi Trophy. But apparently for Vikings fans the rest of us should treat it as if it were the same.

  65. Ravens Steelers.
    Those guys hate eachother.
    And they have hated eachother for at least 2 decades straight, with no time off.
    The gamer is always secondary to beating the hell out of the other team.

  66. JunkerGeorg says:
    June 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm
    flviking says:
    June 11, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    The Vikings will sweep the pack this year. Nice try at trolling little one.

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    That outcome is certainly possible, though it’s possible we split. Whatever the case, beating the Packers has always been your Super Bowl and the closest thing you’ll see of a Lombardi Trophy. But apparently for Vikings fans the rest of us should treat it as if it were the same

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    Once again a packer fan with no reading comprehension. The topic is rivalries not SBs. Listen carefully, to have a rivalry there has to be a chance that either team can win, that’s why rivalries can change from decade to decade. I don’t consider the packers to be a Viking rivalry because we will sweep you. Now the Bears are the packer rival because the bears can beat the pack. Have your mom read this to you before you respond.

  67. any packer fan that says, ‘Bears vs. Packers’ is only saying so because the Packers have dominated that rivalry since they put a cheap shot on Jim McMahon (google it, it’s one of the dirtiest plays in NFL history, if not the dirtiest).

    Packer fans say the Bears are their biggest rival because they are afraid of admitting that the Vikings are the clear cut rivals. It’s just a lame attempt by packer fans to divert attention away from the team they fear the most. Stop lying to yourself, packer fans. it’s pathetic.

  68. All the NFC East Teams
    No matter how bad any of them are they come for blood
    It might be due to the fact that other then the Eagles all of those teams have won the Super Bowl a total of 12 times
    Ok add the Eagles make it 13

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