The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have participated in a fierce rivalry for over 100 years, dating back to the 1920s when both were members of the now forgotten American Professional Football League (APFL).

Both teams have accumulated a rich amount of history, while also creating an NFC North tradition that has long since engulfed both fan bases.

We’ve even seen a number of important late season matchups from these teams, including a classic NFC Championship matchup during the 2010-2011 season, a game that Bears fans remember all too well as a heartbreaking ending to a promising season.

This Sunday, we’ll witness another installment of the rivalry. And although both teams are having disappointing seasons — one team have an expected one and the other suddenly crashing down to earth this season — bragging rights are still on the line.

Both for this round and atop a very prestigious NFL leaderboard.

With these two teams being some of the oldest in the history of professional football, it’s no surprise that they stand atop the NFL’s leaderboard for all time wins by a team.

It just goes to show the significance of the two franchises, how special they are to the history of the game, and how much they mean to the landscape of professional sports in America.

The Bears have had bad seasons and the Packers have flat out failed to meet their modern expectations.

But you can’t take away the history these two franchises have and how far it stretches back.

Bears fans might not care about the result of the game on Sunday, but you can be sure they’re secretly rooting for their team to knock of their rivals and stand atop this unique leaderboard.

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