After that first loss in 1960, Vince Lombardi’s Packers began a run of 20 Green Bay wins over 25 games that carried through 1972, five seasons after Lombardi left.
Rodgers and the Packers had a chance to tie the series two years ago, with Favre in the house to have his retired number unveiled on the Lambeau façade on Thanksgiving night, but the Bears prevailed.
The starting streak nearly ended in 2013, when Rodgers broke his collarbone early the first meeting, He returned, of course, for the regular-season finale in Chicago to steal the NFC North title on the famous TD pass to Randall Cobb on fourth-and-8 from the 48.
Future Hall of Famer Julius Peppers, offensive lineman Josh Sitton and tight end Martellus Bennett are the latest added to the list.
McCarthy annually shows his team a video during the first Bears week about the rivalry, its history and tradition, with recent tweaks and updates each year.
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