Packers Rivalry on Monday Night Football

The story of the Bears-Packers rivalry is well documented; the oldest rivalry in the NFL, dating back to 1921.  So last week when I pulled down the YouTube video of the crazy fan catch on Monday Night Football, it got me to thinking about the story within the story, the history of the rivalry on Monday Night Football.  I remembered the Fridge exploding on the national scene in 1985, the horrible Halloween night when the Bears retired Dick Butkus’ and Gale Sayers’ jerseys in a torrential downpour.   It turns out, the Bears and Packers have faced off 8 times on Monday Night Football leading up to tonight’s showdown.

Looking back at the results, the news is not good, my friends.  Not only will the Beloved be battling the hated rivals from north of the Cheddar Curtain tonight, they’ll be battling a 5-game losing streak on MNF against the Packers.  The last Bears’ victory versus the Packers on Monday Night Football came on September 22, 1986.  Yes, you read that right, 1986.  I don’t know about you, but I was in 8th grade back then.

It shouldn’t be surprising, since the 1990′s were the Dark Ages of the rivalry, where the Packers ripped off 10 straight victories against the Beloved from 1994 – 1998, including 3 on MNF.  The last time they met on Monday night, the Packers ruined the opening of the newly-remodeled Soldier Field on September 29, 2003. 

Date

Visitors

Home

Venue

10-21-1974

Packers 9

Bears 10

Soldier Field

10-21-1985

Packers 7

Bears 23

Soldier Field

9-22-1986

Bears 25

Packers 12

Lambeau Field

10-31-1994

Packers 33

Bears 6

Soldier Field

9-11-1995

Packers 27

Bears 24

Soldier Field

9-1-1997

Bears 24

Packers 38

Lambeau Field

10-7-2002

Packers 34

Bears 21

Memorial Stadium (Champaign, Illnois)

9-29-2003

Packers 38

Bears 23

Soldier Field

Tonight, the Bears must start a new streak to keep their season alive.  

BEAR DOWN!!!

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Tags: Chicago Bears Dick Butkus Gale Sayers Green Bay Packers Monday Night Football Rivalry Soldier Field

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