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Cheese Curds, 12/2: Packers and Bears will fight for NFL’s all-time wins mark on Sunday

The Packers have finally caught the Bears after years of closing the gap, and they could finally overtake Chicago in their head-to-head matchup on Sunday.

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That’s the number of all-time wins that the Green Bay Packers have in franchise history. But that’s also the number of all-time wins that the Chicago Bears have recorded, so it’s only fitting that the two rival franchises, the oldest and winningest in NFL history, meet one another to break the tie on Sunday afternoon.

Sure, the Packers have a better winning percentage, having played fewer games in the teams’ early days, but the all-time W column would still be a special mark to set. The Packers overtook the Bears win head-to-head wins a few years ago, and that was a special time in franchise history; Sunday could be the same if they can overtake the Bears in a head-to-head game.

To do so, however, the Packers will need to figure out a way to close down on the Bears’ rushing attack, which leads the NFL. Quarterback Justin Fields has been a major reason for that, and after giving up over 150 yards on the ground to a quarterback last Sunday night, Joe Barry had better find some answers, and fast.

Join us this weekend to see if the Packers can pull off a historic win over their biggest rivals.

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