Packers-Bears: Getting Together With Old Friends

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Ron Clements in NFL
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After all of the games are played Sunday afternoon, there will be one remaining—and it's the oldest rivalry in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will meet for the 178th time Sunday night at Lambeau Field. It will also be the 21st time the two teams have met in the season opener. The storied teams split last year's series, with the Packers routing the Bears at home 37-3, while the Bears escaped with a 20-17 overtime win on a frigid December night at Soldier Field (I should know, I was there). This year brings with it a lot of questions for both teams. How will Green Bay adapt to its new 3-4 defensive scheme under new coordinator Dom Capers? How will Jay Cutler do in his new city with less-than-average receivers? Can Aaron Rodgers build on last year, when he threw f ...

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