Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the last 10 games between the Packers and Bears, listed in chronological order:
Week One: Bears 26, Packers 0 - After contemplating retirement prior to the start of the season, the Bears handed QB Brett Favre his first career shutout in their 26-0 victory over the Packers. Favre's season got off to a rocky start, as he threw a pair of interceptions to CB Charles Tillman and SS Daniel Manning. Chicago got on the board in the first quarter with a 49-yard touchdown pass from QB Rex Grossman to WR Bernard Berrian and, four Robbie Gould field goals later, the Bears led 19-0 entering the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, rookie Devin Hester took back his first of a now-record 14 TDs on special-teams returns on an 84-yard punt return to pad the lead.
Week 17: Packers 26, Bears 7 - Favre shed tears following the Packers' victory, stating he couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome if it in fact was his last NFL game. Green Bay dominated from the get-go as FS Nick Collins and CB Patrick Dendy returned a pair of interceptions for scores. Grossman and Brian Griese combined to throw five interceptions in the contest, while Favre finished 21-of-42 for 285 yards and a score.
Week Five: Bears 27, Packers 20 - The Bears overcame a 10-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Packers. Trailing 20-10 in the third, Griese found TE Greg Olsen for a 19-yard TD pass to cut the deficit to three. Gould tied things up with a 36-yard field goal in the fourth and Chicago took the lead for good on a 34-yard touchdown grab from TE Desmond Clark. Green Bay had a chance to rally late in the game, but FS Brandon McGowan picked off a Favre pass attempt in the endzone in the game's final seconds.
Week 16: Bears 35, Packers 7 - Bears backup RB Adrian Peterson stole the show. With QB Kyle Orton making just his second start of the season, Peterson carried the ball 30 times and picked up 102 yards and a touchdown in the game. With a 21-7 lead in the third, Chicago pulled away when CB Corey Graham returned a blocked punt for a score. MLB Brian Urlacher then returned an interception 85 yards for a score in the fourth to close things out. Favre finished 17-of-32 for 153 yards, was held without a touchdown and threw a pair of interceptions it what turned out to be his final Bears-Packers game.
Week 11: Packers 37, Bears 3 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers led his team to victory in his first start against the Bears. The Green Bay signal caller completed 23-of-30 passes for 227 yards and found WR Greg Jennings and TE Donald Lee on a pair of touchdown passes. RB Ryan Grant turned in a solid performance as well, picking up 145 yards on 25 carries and scoring on a four-yard burst. The Packers dominated from the get-go, making Green Bay DE Jason Hunter's TD on a fumble recovery a moot point as he put the Packers up 34-3.
Week 16: Bears 20, Packer 17 (OT) - The Bears were able to keep their playoff hopes alive with an overtime win on Monday night. Green Bay led 14-3 at the break, before Orton and Olsen hooked up for a three-yard touchdown pass in the third to cut Chicago's deficit to four. A Packers field goal from PK Mason Crosby put Green Bay back up a touchdown, but Bears RB Matt Forte finally tied things up with a three-yard TD score. On their last drive of regulation, Green Bay drove the field and threatened to win in the final seconds. But Bears DE Alex Brown blocked PK Mason Crosby's 38-yard field goal attempt with 18 seconds remaining in regulation and a Gould's field goal won the game for Chicago in overtime. It was all for naught thought, as the Bears fell to the Texans the following week and missed the postseason.
Week One: Packers 21, Bears 15 - Bears QB Jay Cutler's fourth interception of the day sent the Packers to victory. Chicago led 12-10 after three quarters of play, thanks in part to a safety from Daniel Manning. Each team traded field goals in the fourth before Rodgers hooked up with Jennings for a 50-yard touchdown score to put Green Bay ahead. The Bears has a chance to retake the lead late in the game, but CB Al Harris picked off a Cutler pass to end the game.
Week 14: Packers 21, Bears 14 - After relinquishing a 13-point second quarter lead, the Packers rallied behind Grant to defeat the Bears. Trailing by 13, The Bears inched closer on a 19-yard TD pass from Cutler to WR Johnny Knox just before the half. They took a one-point lead on Devin Aromashodu's 10-yard TD grab in the fourth, only to see Grant score on a one-yard carry in the fourth to put the Packers back ahead. Chicago attempted to rally, but the game was over when a Cutler pass attempt fell incomplete on fourth down.
Week Three: Bears 20, Packers 17 - Penalties were the story of the game. The Packers committed 18 for 152 yards, giving the Chicago the edge in a battle of of 2-0 teams. Green Bay took a 10-0 lead off of a Jennings TD catch and a Crosby field goal, but the Bears came storming back. Cutler found Olsen on a nine-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to pull Chicago close and a 62-yard punt return score from Hester put Chicago on top. 14-10. The Packers went up 17-14 when Rodgers took one in on the ground, but a pair of Gould field goals — including the go-ahead kick with four seconds left — gave the Bears the win.
Week 17: Packers 10, Bears 3 - The Packers entered Lambeau Field just three weeks ago needing a win to enter the playoffs. They got one. In a close game throughout, Green Bay was able to take a 10-3 lead on a fourth- quarter touchdown pass from Rodgers to TE Donald Lee. The Bears attempted to orchestrate a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, but Collins picked off Cutler's pass, and the Packers were able to take a knee as they clinched a spot in the playoffs.