Packers face the Bears in primetime – Chicago Bears News

Packers face the Bears in primetime – Chicago Bears News

  • The Green Bay Packers will host the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday Night Football at 7:25 p.m. CDT
  • The Packers are hosting the Chicago Bears on a Thursday night for the third consecutive season.
  • The division rivals square off in a prime-time contest for the 12th 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.
  • Thursday will mark game No. 195 in the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The series is tied at 94-94-6, which includes two playoff games (1-1).
  • This Thursday’s game will come nearly 60 years after Lambeau Field (originally called Green Bay City Stadium) hosted its first regular season game, a matchup 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.
  • 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.
  • LB Clay Matthews

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