The Packers and Bears have been playing each other since 1921 and have met more times (196, regular season and post-season) than any other NFL teams. It would be a continuous annual rivalry since that first meeting in 1921 were it not for the players strike in 1982 which saw both Packers-Bears games cancelled due to the dispute.
For nearly the whole of the series, the Packers have trailed the Bears – only inching ahead in the early 1930s (when the Packers won 3 consecutive NFL Championships) and again in 2017…the Packers now leading the overall series 96-94-6.(To further highlight how close this series is – the Packers now lead the series in point scored – just 32 points ahead…3,393 to 3,361)
Some anecdotes with regard to wins and losses in the series:
In their long and storied history the Packers and Bears have met only twice in the post-season – with the series being level 1-1. They first met in the post-season in 1941, when the Bears won 33-14 in a game to decide the Western Division Championship and they didn’t lock horns again until after the 2010 season, when the Packers won 21-14 in the NFC Championship game.
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