What You Need to Know About Thursday's Packers Game
Thursday's Packers game against the Bears will be the first time the Packers play at home on Thanksgiving in 92 years. The Packers look to continue their rebound after defeating the Vikings on Sunday. And Brett Favre's name and famous No. 4 will be unveiled during halftime. Here's what you need to know about Thursday's game:
- The Green Bay Packers will take on the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field in the first home Thanksgiving game since 1923.
- Brett Favre's name and retired No. 4 will be unveiled on Lambeau Field's north facade during halftime of Thursday night’s game. He is one of six Packers legends to have their number retired: Don Hutson, 14; Tony Canadeo, 3; Bart Starr, 15; Ray Nitschke, 66; and Reggie White, 92.
- Green Bay has won three of the past four games it has played on Thanksgiving.
- The Packers have won six of the last seven meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field.
- Thursday will mark game No. 192 in the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The Bears hold a 93-92-6 edge in the series, which includes two playoff games (1-1).
- It is the 10th consecutive year that the Packers and Bears will play in prime time. It is the third year in a row that Chicago will play at Green Bay in November.
- Dating back to 1970, the Packers’ 19 prime-time games against the Bears are the most they have played against any team.
- Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 14-6 against the Bears during the regular and postseason, including wins in 10 of the last 11 games.
- In all but one of the 14 wins under McCarthy, Green Bay has scored at least 20 points, including scoring 30-plus points in each of the last four contests (31, 55, 38, 33).
- In the 13 seasons of the NFC North (2002-14), the Packers (eight) and Bears (three) have accounted for 11 division titles.
- Green Bay is in the midst of a four-game stretch against division opponents, with all four games taking place in the span of 19 days.
- It is the first time Green Bay has played four straight games against division opponents in a single season since 2000 (Weeks 14-17).
- Green Bay returns to the road in Week 13 to play the Detroit Lions. It will be the first time the Packers have played on consecutive Thursdays since 2007 (Weeks 12-13, Detroit and Dallas).
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