For the first time since 1932, there is a lead change in the overall series score between the oldest rivals in football.
It’s going Wisconsin’s way.
The Green Bay Packers dominated the Chicago Bears 35-14 at Lambeau Field Thursday night to take a 95-94-6 lead in the all time series dating back to 1921 between the bitter enemies. Chicago will get a chance to tie things back up in this season’s rematch at Soldier Field on November 12th.
The contest was never in doubt, with the Packers holding a 14-point lead after just over six minutes of play. From there it was smooth sailing for Aaron Rodgers and company, with the signal-caller finishing with just 179 passing yards, but four touchdowns.
For Chicago it will be another disheartening trip back to the windy city from the road, with this being the tenth straight loss away from Soldier Field for the Bears.
Both teams will have a ‘mini bye’ due to playing on Thursday night this week. The 3-1 Packers will head to Dallas for a rematch of their 34-31 win over the Cowboys in the playoffs last year. The Bears will return to the friendly confines of home at 3-1, with another game against a divisional foe looming in the Minnesota Vikings.
Here’s what I took from the 195th installment of Bears-Packers.