GREEN BAY, Wis. – The hometown of the Green Bay Packers is nicknamed Titletown. With an NFL record 13 championships, the reason is obvious.
The Packers have a chance to take the lead in another key statistic this season. In NFL history, the Chicago Bears are No. 1 with 783 wins. The Packers are right on their heels with 782.
Green Bay could take the lead in Week 2 of the upcoming season. In Week 1, the Bears will host the San Francisco 49ers and the Packers will play the Minnesota Vikings. If the 49ers beat the Bears and the Packers beat the Vikings — San Francisco and Green Bay are FanDuel Sportsbook’s Week 1 favorites — the teams would be tied at 783 wins. The Packers can break the tie next week at Lambeau Field.
Thanks to the overwhelming dominance of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers over the Bears’ quarterbacks, Green Bay turned the tables on their longtime rivals.
On October 25, 1992, Favre was defeated by the Bears 30-10 in his first start in the series. That gave Chicago a huge 81-58-6 lead in the series. Entering the 2022 season, the Packers were 103-95-6. Rodgers is 22-5, including three straight, to claim ownership of the Bears.
“It was fun to carry on the tradition in Green Bay of great players who have played quarterback,” Rodgers said before the Packers won their 100th series in 2020. “Obviously following the legend in Brett, getting to know really well, the late Bart Old, a lot of guys in between that were really good players. Over the years I’ve gotten to know Majik (and) Lynn Dickey a bit.
“You can think you have the perfect guy a lot of times and you just never know how that guy is going to handle adversity, how he’s going to handle injuries, how he’s going to handle his teammates, how they’re going to handle the difficulties off the field, in the dressing room, in the boardroom, in terms of confidence. There’s a lot that goes into playing that position.”
One other team has won 700 games (Giants, 706), two more teams have won 600 games (Steelers, 652; Commanders, 617) and two more teams are one win away from 600 (Rams and Eagles).
And no, Green Bay’s win total isn’t just a byproduct of playing for a century. The Packers are also No. 1 all-time with a .572 winning percentage, just ahead of the Cowboys (.571) and Patriots (.562).
Green Bay has won 13 NFL championships. The Bears are next with nine, followed by the Giants with eight, the Patriots and Steelers with six and the Cowboys, Colts, 49ers and Commanders with five.
In the Super Bowl era, the Patriots and Steelers have the most Lombardi Trophies with six each, followed by the Cowboys and 49ers with five and the Packers and Giants with four.
Countdown to Packers training camp
Get ready for July 27, the first practice of training camp, with this unique series of features.
Part 1 (30 days): All Matt Lafleur does is win (in the regular season)
Part 2 (29 days): Dominant Rasul Douglas
Part 3 (28 days): Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon
Part 4 (27 days): 27 is the magic number
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Part 5 (26 days): Rich Bisaccia’s brilliance on special teams
Part 6 (25 days): Aaron Rodgers vs. NFC North
Part 7 (24 days): Can the defense live up to the hype?
Part 8 (23 days; July 4): These players will provide the touchdown fireworks
Part 9 (22 days): Home ground dominance
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