The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are two of the oldest teams in the NFL and have the longest rivalry in league history.
Currently, on the all-time wins record, Green Bay is only one win behind Chicago with 782. It looks likely that the Packers will pass the Bears on the list considering the last time the Bears had a better record than the Packers was in 2018.
That year, Chicago went 12-4, winning the NFC North, while Green Bay finished 6-9-1.
Over the last three seasons, the Packers had an overall record of 39-10, while the Bears went 22-27.
So, if Green Bay can continue its winning ways despite losing elite wide receiver Davante Adams, the team will definitely take the top spot on the wins record. Especially since the Bears are expected to perform about the same as last year with the firing of head coach Matt Nagy and a second-year quarterback with Justin Fields.
The Packers-Bears rivalry goes all the way back to 1920, when the then-named Chicago Staleys faced off against the Packers and won 20-0.
Despite some bad teams in the 1980s, in 2017, Green Bay would officially pass Chicago, gaining a positive record in the rivalry. As of the start of the 2022 NFL season, Green Bay leads the rivalry by seven games and hasn’t lost a game to Chicago in the last three seasons.
This year, Green Bay is set to play Chicago twice. The first game is in Week 2, and the second will be played in Week 13.
My prediction is that Matt LaFleur’s team will win the NFC North once again, with the Detroit Lions in last place, the Chicago Bears in third, and the Minnesota Vikings in second.
Do you think that the Green Bay Packers are going to surpass the Chicago Bears this season? Let me know down in the comments.