Bears and Packers tied with 786 franchise wins, meet Sunday for most wins in NFL history

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For more than a century, the Bears have been the winningest franchise in NFL history. That could change on Sunday.

The Packers and Bears are currently tied with 786 wins in franchise history, so the winner of their game on Sunday will have the title as the winningest team in league history. If that’s the Packers, it will mean a team other than the Bears owns the title of winningest franchise in NFL history for the first time since before they were called the Bears and before the league was called the NFL.

In 1920 and 1921, when what is now the NFL was called the American Professional Football Association, the franchise that is now the Bears and was then called the Staleys won the most games, and that team has remained the NFL’s all-time winningest franchise for more than a century since then.

The Packers entered the league just a year after the Bears did and had plenty of success in their early years, but the Bears had plenty of success too, and the Packers weren’t able to gain significant ground on the Bears in the franchise win total until the arrival of Brett Favre, and then Aaron Rodgers: Since Favre arrived in Green Bay in 1992, the Packers have won 85 more games than the Bears. Three decades of first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks are good for a franchise’s win total.

This has been a disappointing season for Rodgers, but he likes to say that he owns the Bears, and owning the franchise win total record that has long belonged to the Bears would be an achievement for Rodgers and the Packers to celebrate.

35 responses to “Bears and Packers tied with 786 franchise wins, meet Sunday for most wins in NFL history

  1. Who woulda thunk it’d be a battle between 3rd and 4th place teams in the division. Everyone expected the Packers to have passed the Bears for most wins a loooooong time ago. They only have one more win than the last place Bears at this point.

  2. We should reset all stats to the Super Bowl Era only. I’m all for appreciation of History but this stat is meaningless when comparing to other franchises.

  3. I hope Rodgers does get the start and the blows the opportunity to take the lead as the “winningest franchise in league history”.

    That would be a great way to cap his season and his legacy….

  4. I’m a Bears fan, but with our offense defanged and our defense punchless, there’s not a lot the Packers actually have to accomplish to take the lead in this rivalry.

  5. The Packers will take the lead this week and hold the lead through the end of this season. By the end of the next season Bears will start leaving Green Bay in their rear view mirror.

  6. To be tied after 100 years is wild. No dog in the fight, but I’m rooting for the Bears.
    Another quirk with these two, they both beat my Patriots in the Super Bowl. Sonzabit….!

  7. A-Rodge may own the Bears but something else owns his brain when he’s asking teammates if they “believe” in 9-11. He wastes his mental energy on conspiracy theories, drinks New Age swill, and looks like he hasn’t slept well in months. Jeopardy!

  8. Go!Pack!Go! There’s a deed to Soldier Field waiting for Rogers if he can do the job this week.

  9. Bears defended Papa Bear’s record against Belichick in NE and will defend their overall record against the Packers in Chicago. Bears by a field goal to win it.

  10. As a Bears fan, if the Packers take this from us, I’ll start ranting like Mortimer Duke-
    “This is our league! We founded it! It belongs to us! Turn those machines back on!”

  11. It’s incredibly humbling knowing that the rest of the NFL owes their very existence to the grace of founding franchises like the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.

  12. njeffrey says:
    December 1, 2022 at 6:19 am
    We should reset all stats to the Super Bowl Era only. I’m all for appreciation of History but this stat is meaningless when comparing to other franchises.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Why reset the records to that particular expansion?

    Why not reset them at every expansion?

    And what happens when they give in to greed and change the name of the game of the big game to “The Mega Bigly Wonder Bowl, Sponsored By WalmAzon.com” or some such? Do Super Bowls become meaningless?

  13. And in Indianapolis they’ll hang a banner after the game recognizing the Colts for participating in many of those games.

  14. I would feel a LOT better about this game if Fields was near 100% healthy and playing. If we’re rolling out Siemian its not going to be pretty, especially with several of our top players on IR. What a brutal season this has become.

  15. Finally, a chance to shut up my great-great grandfather, Elmer Swipe, who sold Cracker Jack at Soldier Field for the Staleys during that first season.

  16. The Pack will win this Sunday and likely after the bye against the Rams, cheesers will puff out their chests and declare the Pack is back, and then they’ll get crushed by Miami and the Rodgers’ off-season drama will commence several weeks early. You can now set your calendar to this stuff.

  17. I think these records have some value. You never know when the Packers/Bears go on a decades long losing streak and simultaneously Doug Pederson becomes the Vince Lombardi of Jacksonville.

  18. Wins with leather helmets shouldn’t count.
    That game barely resembles modern football.

    But I guess Bears fans need something to be proud of

  19. “Cheesers will puff out their chests” . . . kind of like we’re doing in Minnesota now that our Vikings are almost relevant again???

  20. Actually the Buffalo All-Americans briefly held the all time winning record in 1921 before the Bears (Staleys) retook the title.

  21. The only reason for anyone outside of Green Bay to watch this game is to cheer against Aaron rosgers and green bay to get to watch rodgers make dopey faces at his teammates when he plays bad

  22. njeffrey says:
    December 1, 2022 at 6:19 am

    We should reset all stats to the Super Bowl Era only. I’m all for appreciation of History but this stat is meaningless when comparing to other franchises.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Hey!Hey! Now that’s a great idea! While we’re at it, let’s reset all American history to after Reagan got elected president. After all, that’s all that matters.

    Right!?

  23. So which Bears defense shows up ? the pansy one rodgers pushes around year after year or some mad as hell grown up men ? my money is the panzies show up yet again .

  24. We should reset all stats to the Super Bowl Era only. I’m all for appreciation of History but this stat is meaningless when comparing to other franchises.
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    Don Hutson STILL holds over a dozen records that will never be broken.

    He hasn’t played a snap in nearly 80 years.

    He can’t be erased. Despite playing in the rugby era.

  25. As a Bears fan, I would really like the Bears to get that #2 pick.
    BUT I would really hate it if the Bears lost the record to the Packers, while playing the Packers.

    Put in Fields!

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