There have been 202 meetings between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers in the history of the NFL, and on Sunday the two franchises will meet once again. The league’s oldest and most-played rivalry always brings intrigue and an emotional spark, and this week should be no different in a game played on the banks of Lake Michigan.
After of struggles to find a long-term star at quarterback, the Bears feel like they finally have one in rookie Justin Fields. As a result, this game will be a matchup of young vs. old, as Aaron Rodgers continues to do Aaron Rodgers things when the Packers have the football.
Among the Bears’ biggest challenges in this game will be trying to contain Davante Adams. The All-Pro receiver leads the NFL in targets, catches, and receiving yards and just set a new career-high in single-game yardage with 206 last Sunday. That was his third game over 120 yards in five contests this season, as he and Rodgers continue to connect early and often this season.
The Bears, meanwhile, will be missing their top two running backs in David Montgomery and Damien Williams, and may be without a few other critical pieces. On defense, pass-rusher Khalil Mack and lineman Akiem Hicks are questionable for the game, while wide receiver Allen Robinson is as well on the offensive side of the ball. Stay tuned closer to game time to see which if any of those players will suit up for Matt Nagy’s club.
In the meantime, get your plans ready for tuning in to today’s game with our Game Primer below, and bring it back here to Acme Packing Company at kickoff to join us for the game!
Green Bay Packers (4-1) vs. Chicago Bears (3-2)
Sunday, October 17th, 2021
12:00 Noon Central Time
Commentators: Joe Davis, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver
Packers-Bears shown in red below
Online Streaming Options
In-market: NFL app, FOX Sports app, Yahoo! Sports app, Packers.com
Out-of-market: NFL Sunday Ticket
Packers Radio Network
Sirius 134, XM 384
Odds (via DraftKings)
Point spread: Packers favored by 4.5 points
Over/under total: 44.5
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
Week 12: @Packers 41, Bears 25
Week 17: Packers 35, @Bears 16
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Packers lead 100-94-6
Postseason: Tied 1-1