Bears-Packers: Offensive and Defensive Match-ups

Posted: 12th September 2009 by Gene Chamberlain in NFL
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Sunday Night Football, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis. The line: Packers by 3 ¢. Over/under: 46 ¢. This is the 178th meeting in the NFLÆs primordial rivalry. They started throwing punches in this series in the 1920s and it has seen everything from William ôThe Refrigeratorö Perry to Brett Favre beating the Bears in a driving ice storm on Halloween Night at Soldier Field when Chicago retired the jersey numbers of Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus. Coach Mike DitkaÆs teams dominated the 1980s in this series much like FavreÆs teams dominated former coach Dave WannstedtÆs Bears. ItÆs gone the BearsÆ way more in recent years, with six wins in the last eight games. Chicago leads the series 91-80-6. Here's how this one shakes down.Begin Slideshow ...

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