CHICAGO (BVM) – The Green Bay Packers have done something no other NFL team besides the Chicago Bears have done since 1920 – record the most wins in league history. With their 28-19 victory over the Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, the Packers moved into sole possession of first place in all time wins with 787, one game ahead of Chicago’s 786.
Green Bay Packers – 787
Chicago Bears – 786
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 4, 2022
Recent success over the Bears has played a huge role in the Packers dethroning their division rivals in the win column. Since 1992, Green Bay has gone 48-15 against Chicago including 18 sweeps of the Bears during a season over the same span and a streak of eight consecutive victories following Sunday’s game. This dominance has been aided by the arrival of Packers legendary quarterbacks Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, with the latter now moving his all time record against Chicago to 24-5.
For the Bears, they could lose yet another record by the end of this season if they don’t finish at least tied with the Packers in terms of record at the end of the year. Chicago has held the most wins in NFL history at the end of each regular season since 1920. Now that record, which is the longest record in NFL history, is in jeopardy of falling.
For Green Bay, they now have many things to hold over their rivals’ heads. Not only do the Packers have the most wins for a franchise in league history, but they also hold the edge over the Bears in head-to-head wins at 105-95-6, they have three more Super Bowl victories and the lone head-to-head win between the two teams in postseason history with a 21-14 victory at Soldier Field in the NFC Championship on Jan. 23, 2011.
Chicago (30) still does best Green Bay (28) in having the most Hall of Fame players in league history. Also, while the Bears have suffered in its recent history with quarterback play, many around the league and in the city believe that the Bears have finally found a franchise signal-caller with a bright future in Justin Fields and he may be able to buck the trend of losses to the Packers.
However, that is down the road and the fact of the matter is that the Packers now hold yet another distinct advantage in the NFL’s longest rivalry. While it remains to be seen what the future holds for either franchise, as of today, the Green Bay has the most wins in NFL history and to do so against their rivals makes their Week 13 victory that much sweeter.
The Packers moved to 5-8 on the year Sunday, while the Bears fell to 3-10. The two teams will not play again until next season, after Green Bay completed the sweep in Chicago.