Why the Packers Passing the Bears for the Most All-Time Wins is Symbolically Significant

The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears met again for the 206th time and the Packers won this game 28 to 19. This puts Green Bay’s record against Chicago at 105 wins, 95 losses, and 6 ties. More importantly though, the Green Bay Packers now have the most wins all-time in NFL history. This win was their 787th win and broke a tie that they had with Chicago. It is the first time since 1921 that Chicago hasn’t been the leader in wins. That is just incredible. This is one record that many thought nobody would be able to pass.

This wasn’t the prettiest win, but the Packers got it done. It was a rough start to the game as the Bears jumped out to a 10 point lead in the first quarter. It looked a lot like the previous week against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears were running all over Green Bay and once again, this defense couldn’t tackle. Justin Fields in the first half was running all over the field including a 55 yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. The team really couldn’t get anything going in the first quarter. The Packers finally settled into this game late in the second quarter with a 14 yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Christian Watson. This was a big momentum play as it cut Chicago’s lead to six going into halftime. Neither team was able to get much going offensively in the third quarter until Chicago scored a field goal at the end of the third. After that, the rest of the game was dominated by Green Bay. They scored 18 points and forced two interceptions by Justin Fields. The Packers once again only played one half of football, which has been a constant theme this season.

The defense once again really struggled this week. They were missing tackles and allowing too many big plays in the passing game. Justin Fields had 254 yards passing, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but Fields has only had one other game throwing over 200 yards. Jaire Alexander had a very poor game as well. He allowed two really big plays in this game. The first one was a 56 yard pass to Equanimeous St. Brown and the second one was a 49 yard pass to N’Keal Harry. It was very uncharacteristic of Alexander to allow these plays. He did make up for these plays late in the game when he picked off Fields late in the fourth quarter. The Bears offense was driving with the Packers only up by one and Jaire was able to jump in front of St. Brown and pick the ball off. Our defense has really struggled ever since Rashan Gary went down with a torn ACL. The defense really needs to figure it out if the Packers want to win the last four games.

The Packers this week have a bye so they won’t play anyone this Sunday. Their next game won’t be until December 19th, a Monday Night game at Lambeau Field against the Los Angeles Rams. The Packers will look to win their second game in a row, which hasn’t happened since October 2nd. Green Bay will come in fresh, looking to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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