No two NFL teams have played each other more than the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, as the two franchises’ histories have been intertwined practically since their founding. While the Packers began playing football in 1919 and the Bears a year later in 1920, both have been essential to the NFL’s growth and have provided memorable games throughout the years.
This weekend, we will get to see the two teams meet for the 200th time in history, as the teams have squared off 197 times in the regular season and twice in the playoffs in their history.
On Sunday, however, we will see something between these two teams that has not happened in over a decade. Bears fans have lamented the fact that nearly every game at Lambeau between the two teams in recent years has been a prime time game, while the Bears’ home games often tend to be noon kickoffs. This year, the NFL flipped the script and put the teams’ season-opener on Thursday Night Football in week one while kicking off Sunday’s game at noon.
In fact, the last time the two teams played at noon at Lambeau was all the way back in 2008. That game, a 37-3 Packers win, preceded a five-game losing streak for the Pack as they fell to 6-10 on the season. But since then, the Packers are 8-2 at home against Chicago.
Some large swaths of the country will see this weekend’s game on local TV, so scroll down for all the details below.
Chicago Bears (7-6) vs. Green Bay Packers (10-3)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00 Noon Central Time (1:00 PM ET)
Commentators: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver
Packers Radio Network
Sirius 83, XM 226
Point spread: Packers favored by 4 points
Over/under total: 40.5
Week 1 2019: Packers 10, @Bears 3
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular Season: Packers lead 97-94-6
Playoffs: Tied 1-1