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The Green Bay Packers will finish off the regular season against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.
  • Green Bay has won 13 of the last 15 meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field, including a 27-10 victory last season.
  • The Packers have outscored Chicago, 433-225, in the last 15 home games, scoring 20-plus points in 13 of those contests.
  • It is the second time (2010) that the two have ended the regular season at Lambeau Field.
  • It is the first time since 2006 (Chicago) and the fifth time in franchise history that Green Bay will face the same team to finish the regular season as it did to start the regular season (1992-Minnesota Vikings, 1970-Detroit Lions, 1936-Chicago Cardinals).
  • It is a matchup of the two winningest teams in NFL history during the regular season (Green Bay: 797 / Chicago: 793).
  • The Packers have won nine straight regular-season games against the Bears and 13 of the last 14. The nine straight wins by Green Bay is the second-longest streak by either team in the history of the series (10 straight by Green Bay from 1994-98).
  • Head Coach Matt LaFleur is the only coach in NFL history (Elias) to win his first nine games against the Bears (Dennis Green won his first six for Minnesota in 1992-94).
  • In Green Bay's current nine-game winning streak against the Bears, the Packers have turned the ball over twice in those contests, marking the fewest giveaways by Green Bay against Chicago over a nine-game span in the history of the series (Stathead.com).
  • The Packers' plus-17 turnover margin in those nine games is the top turnover differential in a nine-game span by Green Bay against Chicago.
  • QB Jordan Love completed 15 of 27 passes (55.6 pct.) for 245 yards and three TDs for a passer rating of 123.2 at Chicago in Week 1.
  • RB Aaron Jones has posted eight TDs (four rushing and four receiving) in the past six games he has played against Chicago, including two TDs in Week 1 this season. His eight TDs are tied for No. 2 in a six-game span vs. Chicago since 1970, behind Adrian Peterson's 11 TDs (2007-09).
  • Jones aims for his ninth in row against the Bears with 50-plus scrimmage yards, which would tie Ahman Green (2000-04) for the longest streak in team history vs. Chicago.
  • Jones has posted a game with a rushing TD and a receiving TD each of the last three seasons (2021-23) against the Bears. He is the only player in league history to do so in three straight seasons against Chicago. He previously joined Packers RB Paul Hornung (1960-61) and Lions RB Mel Farr (1967-68) as the only players to do it in back-to-back seasons against the Bears.
  • Jones has 11 TDs in 12 games played against Chicago, the most TDs scored against the Bears in the NFL since 2017. Raiders WR Davante Adams ranks No. 2 with eight TDs over that span. Jones' 11 career TDs against Chicago rank No. 3 in team history behind Don Hutson and Jim Taylor (15 each).
  • LB Preston Smith was the only player in the league with a multiple-sack game against the Bears in both 2021 and 2022. He is the only Packer in team history (since 1982) to register a multiple-sack game in back-to-back seasons against Chicago.
  • Smith has 17 QB hits, 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble return for a TD in 11 games against the Bears, including four sacks and six QB hits over the last four contests.
WITH THE CALL
CBS will broadcast the game as play-by-play man Jim Nantz joins analyst Tony Romo in the booth with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines.
  • The game is also available through NFL Sunday Ticket by YouTube.
  • All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 51 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and North and South Dakota. 97.3 The Game – WRNW-Milwaukee begins its second season as the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network. For a map and full listing of radio affiliates, go to packers.com/video/radio-network. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 29th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 25th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
  • The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio on channels 82 or 227 or through the app (Packers Radio Network feed).
  • ESPN Radio will be broadcasting on radio to a national audience with Steve Levy (play-by-play) and Max Starks (analyst) on the call.


THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Chicago:

  • All-time, regular season: 105-94-6
  • All-time, postseason: 1-1
  • All-time, at home (regular season): 52-42-4
  • Streaks: Green Bay has won the last nine games played.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Sept. 10, 2023, Soldier Field, Packers won, 38-20
COACHES CAPSULES

  • Matt LaFleur: 55-27-0, .671; (2-3 postseason); 5th NFL season
  • Matt Eberflus: 10-23-0, .303; (0-0 postseason); 2nd NFL season
  • Head to Head: LaFleur 3-0 vs. Eberflus
  • vs. Opponent: LaFleur 9-0 vs. Bears; Eberflus 0-3 vs. Packers
MATT LaFLEUR…In his fifth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.
  • Is in his 15th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Redskins, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
  • In his first four seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, his 47 wins are the second most in league history by a head coach in his first four seasons in the NFL, trailing only George Seifert (52 in 1989-92). Green Bay's 47-19 regular-season record since 2019 ranks No. 3 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC.
  • Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Andy Reid's 40 wins with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2020-22 and Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears from 1985-87 (Elias).
  • Guided the Packers to a 27-6 record (.818) in the regular season from 2019-22 at Lambeau Field, the top home mark in the NFL since 2019. His .750 win percentage (18-6 record) against NFC North opponents in his first four seasons also ranks as the best in the history of the NFC North/Central (min. 10 games).
  • In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).
MATT EBERFLUS…In his second season as the Bears' 17th head coach.
  • Is in his 15th season in the NFL, having previously spent time with the Cleveland Browns (2009-10), Dallas Cowboys (2011-17) and Indianapolis Colts (2018-21).
  • Under Eberflus, the Colts were the only NFL defensive unit to be ranked in the top-10 in scoring, run defense and takeaways in both 2020 and 2021.
  • Finished third in the voting for the 2018 Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year after helping the Colts' defense improve from 30th in the NFL in scoring and total yards in 2017 to 10th in scoring and 11th in total yards in his first season as defensive coordinator in 2018.
  • Spent 17 years as a college coach in various roles at Toledo (1992-2000) and Missouri (2001-08).
 
Possible last game as Justin Fields as a Bear.
 
Jayden Reed goes into last game of the season with 10 TDs. It's 3rd most in team history for a rookie. He is only behind Eddie Lacy with 11 and Billy Howton with 13. Though crazy to think Howton record has stood now for 71 years.
 
I honestly do not know what to predict.

This defense could let Fields run all over them and look like Dan Marino out there against us. And the Chicago defense is playing better than it has all year.

This is a toss-up game, IMO. We may have the advantage just because we are at home.
For me it's not even Fields, their secondary has been playing well. Cohesive. Taking the ball away. GB was landing haymakers last weekend but I don't see the same happening this week, I think they're going to have to be a little more methodical about it.
 
I honestly do not know what to predict.

This defense could let Fields run all over them and look like Dan Marino out there against us. And the Chicago defense is playing better than it has all year.

This is a toss-up game, IMO. We may have the advantage just because we are at home.
I'm with you on the toss-up part. This is a young team and is this young team gonna have the yips knowing that playoffs are on the line or are they gonna be too young to realize the moment and go out there and just blow the doors off the Bears?

It's all house money and I hope they go out and play loose. Just play their game and execute.
 
the bears will be out for revenge after the packers continued "owning" the bears in their first game. but both teams have changed a lot since then. hopefully love is fired up to continue the tradition of beating the bears. but yes, this is a completely different qb than either of those vikings shlubs. defense is going to have to do a better job of containing the run. i'm not going to make a prediction because i'm usually wrong. i'll just say gopackgo
 
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