The National Football League (NFL) is known for its fierce rivalries and longstanding traditions, but few rivalries can compare to the oldest one in the league. The Packers-Bears rivalry is one of the oldest and most storied rivalries in the NFL and dates back to 1921.
The rivalry began when the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers played for the first time in 1921. The Bears were a charter member of the NFL and the Packers were a founding member of the rival American Professional Football Association (APFA). The two teams were both part of the same conference, the NFL's Western Division, which was created in 1921 and they played twice a year.
The Packers-Bears rivalry quickly became one of the most competitive and intense in the league. The two teams were often battling for the top spot in the Western Division and the winner of the game was often the deciding factor in who would win the championship.
The rivalry has been intense throughout the years and one of the most talked about aspects of the rivalry is the Chicago Bears' dominance in the series. The Bears have won 99 of the 182 games played between the two teams, including a current streak of six consecutive wins. The Bears have also had more success in the playoffs, having won eight of the nine postseason meetings between the two teams.
The rivalry has also been the stage for some of the most memorable moments in NFL history. The 1967 NFL Championship Game between the Bears and Packers, known as the "Ice Bowl," is considered one of the greatest games ever played and was the coldest game in NFL history.
The Packers-Bears rivalry is one of the most storied rivalries in the NFL and is one of the oldest as well. The two teams have battled for first place in the Western Division for over a century and the series has seen some of the greatest games and moments in NFL history. The Bears have had the upper hand in the series, but the Packers have had their moments of glory as well. No matter what happens in the future, the Packers-Bears rivalry will remain one of the greatest in the NFL.