By Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers will host the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field tonight in the 195th match up of the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The series is tied at (94-94-6), which includes two playoff games (1-1). The Packers are hosting the Chicago Bears on a Thursday night for the third consecutive season.
The Packers have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field, including a 26-10 victory last season in Week 7. Green Bay has outscored Chicago, 240-120, in the last nine games, scoring 20-plus points in seven of those contests.
Tonight’s game will come nearly 60 years after Lambeau Field (originally called Green Bay City Stadium) hosted its first regular season game, a match up between the Packers and Bears on Sept. 29, 1957.
Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 16-7 against the Bears during the regular and postseason, including wins in 12 of the last 14 games. In all but one of the 16 wins under McCarthy, Green Bay has scored at least 20 points. In the first 15 seasons of the NFC North (2002-16), the Packers (nine) and Bears (three) accounted for 12 division titles.
The Packers have won their first two home games for the fifth consecutive season. u Including the postseason, Green Bay has won six consecutive games at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has won at least two of its first three games for the third consecutive season and for the eighth time in the last 11 seasons. The Packers have won eight of their last nine regular-season games.
Clay Matthews (74.0) is a sack away from passing Kabeer GbajaBiamila (74.5, 2000-08) for the most in franchise history (since 1982).
With Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback, Green Bay is (15-4) during the regular and postseason against the Bears, with one loss coming in 2013 after Rodgers left the game with an injury after the first series.
In the 19 games against Chicago, Rodgers has an overall passer rating of 103.2 and has posted a 100-plus passer rating in four of the last six match ups, including a rating of 102.2 in the first meeting last season.
Of the players that have attempted 175 or more passes against the Bears during the regular and postseason, Rodgers’ 103.2 passer rating is No. 1 in league history. Since 2008, Rodgers has four games with a passer rating of 140-plus against the Bears, ranking No. 1 among NFL quarterbacks. No other NFL quarterback has more than one against Chicago over that time span.