Dec 5, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; ESPN Monday Night Football trucks outside of EverBank Field before the NFL game between the San Diego Chargers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Bears and Packers Have a Long History on Monday Night Football


The Bears and Packers have the longest running rivalry in the NFL, with the Bears leading the all-time series 92-88-6.  The NFC North rivals take to the national stage again tonight for the 11th time.   On Monday Night Football the Bears and Packers are knotted up at 5 wins apiece.

The Bears have won their last two meetings against the Packers on Monday Night Football with Aaron Rodgers posting an 0-2 record against the Bears in his career.  Here’s how the Bears and Packers stack up when matched up on Monday Night Football:

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
12-22-2008 Packers 17 Bears 20 Soldier Field
09-27-2010 Packers 17 Bears 20 Soldier Field

Before their December 2008 victory, the Bears were riding a 5 game losing streak.   The last two wins were both at home, so the Bears face a tough test taking their act of the road.  The last time the Bears won at Lambeau on Monday Night Football they were still basking in the glow of their Super Bowl XX victory, back in September of 1986.

There are plenty of memorable moments in the Bears Packers rivalry on Monday Night Football.  Who could ever forget William “the Refrigerator” Perry’s prime time debut.  OK, maybe George Cumby forgot:

Although the Bears lost the 1995 Monday Night game, Michael Pantazis gained national attention for this amazing catch:

Then of course was the Halloween washout in 1994 when the Bears retired Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers’ numbers in a rain soaked affair.

And of course, don’t forget the coldest game ever played at Soldier Field, the December 2008 win that started the Bears’ current two-game winning streak.

What will tonight bring?  Another classic moment or a Bears dud?

Do you have any Monday Night memories from the Bears-Packers rivalry?  Let’s see your comments!

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