The Green Bay Packers will finish off the regular season against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.
- Green Bay has won 13 of the last 15 meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field, including a 27-10 victory last season.
- The Packers have outscored Chicago, 433-225, in the last 15 home games, scoring 20-plus points in 13 of those contests.
- It is the second time (2010) that the two have ended the regular season at Lambeau Field.
- It is the first time since 2006 (Chicago) and the fifth time in franchise history that Green Bay will face the same team to finish the regular season as it did to start the regular season (1992-Minnesota Vikings, 1970-Detroit Lions, 1936-Chicago Cardinals).
- It is a matchup of the two winningnest teams in NFL history during the regular season (Green Bay: 797 / Chicago: 793).
- The Packers have won nine straight regular-season games against the Bears and 13 of the last 14. The nine straight wins by Green Bay is the second-longest streak by either team in the history of the series (10 straight by Green Bay from 1994-98).
- Head Coach Matt LaFleur is the only coach in NFL history (Elias) to win his first nine games against the Bears (Dennis Green won his first six for Minnesota in 1992-94).
- In Green Bay's current nine-game winning streak against the Bears, the Packers have turned the ball over twice in those contests, marking the fewest giveaways by Green Bay against Chicago over a nine-game span in the history of the series (Stathead.com).
- The Packers' plus-17 turnover margin in those nine games is the top turnover differential in a nine-game span by Green Bay against Chicago.
- QB Jordan Love completed 15 of 27 passes (55.6 pct.) for 245 yards and three TDs for a passer rating of 123.2 at Chicago in Week 1.
- RB Aaron Jones has posted eight TDs (four rushing and four receiving) in the past six games he has played against Chicago, including two TDs in Week 1 this season. His eight TDs are tied for No. 2 in a six-game span vs. Chicago since 1970, behind Adrian Peterson's 11 TDs (2007-09).
- Jones aims for his ninth in row against the Bears with 50-plus scrimmage yards, which would tie Ahman Green (2000-04) for the longest streak in team history vs. Chicago.
- Jones has posted a game with a rushing TD and a receiving TD each of the last three seasons (2021-23) against the Bears. He is the only player in league history to do so in three straight seasons against Chicago. He previously joined Packers RB Paul Hornung (1960-61) and Lions RB Mel Farr (1967-68) as the only players to do it in back-to-back seasons against the Bears.
- Jones has 11 TDs in 12 games played against Chicago, the most TDs scored against the Bears in the NFL since 2017. Raiders WR Davante Adams ranks No. 2 with eight TDs over that span. Jones' 11 career TDs against Chicago rank No. 3 in team history behind Don Hutson and Jim Taylor (15 each).
- LB Preston Smith was the only player in the league with a multiple-sack game against the Bears in both 2021 and 2022. He is the only Packer in team history (since 1982) to register a multiple-sack game in back-to-back seasons against Chicago.
- Smith has 17 QB hits, 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble return for a TD in 11 games against the Bears, including four sacks and six QB hits over the last four contests.
WITH THE CALL
CBS will broadcast the game as play-by-play man Jim Nantz joins analyst Tony Romo in the booth with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines.
- The game is also available through NFL Sunday Ticket by YouTube.
- All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 51 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and North and South Dakota. 97.3 The Game – WRNW-Milwaukee begins its second season as the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network. For a map and full listing of radio affiliates, go to packers.com/video/radio-network. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 29th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 25th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio on channels 82 or 227 or through the app (Packers Radio Network feed).
- ESPN Radio will be broadcasting on radio to a national audience with Steve Levy (play-by-play) and Max Starks (analyst) on the call.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Chicago:
- All-time, regular season: 105-94-6
- All-time, postseason: 1-1
- All-time, at home (regular season): 52-42-4
- Streaks: Green Bay has won the last nine games played.
- Last meeting, regular season: Sept. 10, 2023, Soldier Field, Packers won, 38-20
- Matt LaFleur: 55-27-0, .671; (2-3 postseason); 5th NFL season
- Matt Eberflus: 10-23-0, .303; (0-0 postseason); 2nd NFL season
- Head to Head: LaFleur 3-0 vs. Eberflus
- vs. Opponent: LaFleur 9-0 vs. Bears; Eberflus 0-3 vs. Packers
MATT LaFLEUR…In his fifth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.
- Is in his 15th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Redskins, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
- In his first four seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, his 47 wins are the second most in league history by a head coach in his first four seasons in the NFL, trailing only George Seifert (52 in 1989-92). Green Bay's 47-19 regular-season record since 2019 ranks No. 3 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC.
- Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Andy Reid's 40 wins with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2020-22 and Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears from 1985-87 (Elias).
- Guided the Packers to a 27-6 record (.818) in the regular season from 2019-22 at Lambeau Field, the top home mark in the NFL since 2019. His .750 win percentage (18-6 record) against NFC North opponents in his first four seasons also ranks as the best in the history of the NFC North/Central (min. 10 games).
- In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).
MATT EBERFLUS…In his second season as the Bears' 17th head coach.
- Is in his 15th season in the NFL, having previously spent time with the Cleveland Browns (2009-10), Dallas Cowboys (2011-17) and Indianapolis Colts (2018-21).
- Under Eberflus, the Colts were the only NFL defensive unit to be ranked in the top-10 in scoring, run defense and takeaways in both 2020 and 2021.
- Finished third in the voting for the 2018 Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year after helping the Colts' defense improve from 30th in the NFL in scoring and total yards in 2017 to 10th in scoring and 11th in total yards in his first season as defensive coordinator in 2018.
- Spent 17 years as a college coach in various roles at Toledo (1992-2000) and Missouri (2001-08).
THE PACKERS-BEARS SERIES
- These two franchises have met 207 times (regular season and postseason), which is the most in NFL history. Green Bay's 105 regular-season wins over Chicago are the team's most over any opponent.
- Have only met twice in the postseason with the most recent meeting following the 2010 season. The Packers beat the Bears, 21-14, at Soldier Field to earn a berth to Super Bowl XLV.
- With two wins over the Bears in 2017, Green Bay took and maintained the advantage in the series for the first time since leading 11-10-4 following the 1932 season.
- Green Bay is undefeated (9-0) against Chicago since head coach Matt LaFleur took over prior to the 2019 season (2019-22).
- Green Bay's nine consecutive wins over Chicago is the team's longest active win streak over a single opponent and is tied for the third-longest win streak over a single opponent in team history.
Packers players with connections to Illinois include: G/T Royce Newman (Nashville), Jayden Reed (Naperville), and Lukas Van Ness (Barrington)…Packers QB Sean Clifford was born in Barrington, Ill. ...Packers offensive line coach Luke Butkus served as an offensive assistant/assistant offensive line coach for the Bears from 2007-09 and was an offensive line coach at the University of Illinois in 2012 and from 2016-18…Butkus, who attended Bloom Trail (Ill.) High School, also signed as a rookie free agent with the Bears in 2002 and is the nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus…Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry was born in Murphysboro, Ill. ...Packers passing game coordinator (defense) Greg Williams is from Bolingbrook, Ill., and attended Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School…Williams entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Bears in 1998 and also played for the Chicago Rush of the AFL from 2004-05…Packers senior analyst Tim Lester was born in Wheaton, Ill. …Lester also served as offensive coordinator (2002-03), and later as head coach (2008-12), at Elmhurst (Ill.) College…Packers tight ends coach John Dunn was a football assistant for the Bears in 2016 and an offensive assistant for the team in 2017…Packers defensive QC coach Justin Hood was a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois from 2013-14…Packers player personnel executive Lee Gissendaner played wide receiver at Northwestern from 1990-93…Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy was the athletic director at Northwestern from 2003-07…Bears WR Equanimeous St. Brown was drafted by the Packers in the sixth round (No. 207 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft and played for the team in 2018 and 2020-21…Bears TE Robert Tonyan and TE Marcedes Lewis both spent the last five seasons (2018-22) with the Packers…Lewis was also with the Jaguars when Butkus and Packers pass rush specialist Jason Rebrovich were part of Jacksonville's coaching staff…Bears OL Lucas Patrick entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Packers and played in Green Bay from 2016-21…Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy was with the Packers as an offensive QC coach from 2014-15, WRs coach from 2016-17, QBs coach in 2019 and the pass game coordinator/QBs coach from 2020-21…Bears assistant tight ends coach Tim Zetts was an offensive QC coach for Green Bay in 2021…Bears assistant QBs/WRs coach Omar Young was an offensive QC coach for Green Bay from 2017-18…Bears LB T.J. Edwards (2015-18) and LB Jack Sanborn (2018-21) attended the University of Wisconsin…Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and Bears offensive line coach Chris Morgan coached on the staff together in Washington from 2011-13 and Atlanta from 2015-16…LaFleur also coached with Bears special teams coordinator Richard Hightower in Houston in 2008 and in Washington from 2010-13…Bears CBs/passing game coordinator Jon Hoke was also on Houston's staff in 2008 with LaFleur and Hightower…Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia and Bears head coach Matt Eberflus coached together on the staff in Dallas from 2013-17…Bisaccia was also on staff with Bears offensive QC coach Zach Cable for the Raiders in 2018-21…Packers coaching assistant Quinshon Odom was an offensive graduate assistant at Vanderbilt when Bears FB Khari Blasingame was a player for the Commodores…Packers DL T.J. Slaton and Bears RB Khalil Herbert are former high school teammates at American Heritage (Fla.) HS…Former college teammates include: Packers C/G Josh Myers and Bears QB Justin Fields (Ohio State); Packers S Darnell Savage and Bears WR DJ Moore (Maryland); Packers G/T Elgton Jenkins and Bears DL Montez Sweat (Mississippi State); Packers QB Sean Clifford, T Rasheed Walker and Bears DB Jaquan Brisker (Penn State); Packers DL T.J. Slaton, LB Brenton Cox Jr. and Bears DL Gervon Dexter Sr. (Florida); Packers LB Kingsley Enagbare and Bears DL Zacch Pickens (South Carolina); Packers T Yosh Nijman and LB Tremaine Edmunds (Virginia Tech).