By the Green Bay Packers
The (3-2) Green Bay Packers will host the (1-5) Chicago Bears at home in the final contest of a four-game home stand tonight at Lambeau Field. It is the first time the Packers have played four consecutive home games during a single regular season since 1963.
Green Bay is facing Chicago on a Thursday night for the second consecutive season. It is the 11th consecutive year that the Packers and Bears will play in prime time. Dating back to 1970, the Packers’ 20 prime-time games against the Bears are the most they have played against any team.
Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 14-7 against the Bears during the regular and postseason, including wins in 10 of the last 12 games.
In all but one of the 14 wins under McCarthy, Green Bay has scored at least 20 points. The Packers have scored 30-plus points in four of the last five contests (31, 55, 38, 33, 13) against Chicago. The Packers have won six of the last eight meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field.
Tonight will mark game No. 193 in the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The Bears hold a 94-92-6 edge in the series, which includes two playoff games (1-1). In the 14 seasons of the NFC North (2002-15), the Packers (eight) and Bears (three) have accounted for 11 division titles.
Dating back to 2006, the Packers (29-10, .744) hold the second-best winning percentages in the month of October behind the New England Patriots (37-7, .841). Green Bay has won 11 of their past 12 home games during the month of October. Next week, the Packers go on the road to the play the Atlanta Falcons.
Tonight, the Packers will debut their color-rush uniform featuring a white jersey, white pants and white socks.