Bears vs. Seahawks Playoff Game Now Has Much More on Line for NFL Fans

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Thanks to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers dismantling of the once ballyhooed Atlanta Falcons, today's NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks has a much, much deeper storyline.
Along with a chance to now host the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field and be one game away from another trip to the Super Bowl, the chance to face the Packers in the highest possible arena changes everything.
Bears-Packers is the oldest rivalry in the NFL, going back to 1921. Since then, the teams have faced each other 180 times, with the Bears holding the advantage 91-83-6. There are a myriad of stories from the rivalry between George Halas and Curly Lambeau to an almost as bitter one between Mike Ditka and Forrest Gregg.
Stories like when Bears' founder Halas discovered that Lambeau had used college players under fake names. Halas was the driving force in getting the Packers banned from the NFL. By the time the Packers were readmitted, ...

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