Green Bay Packers: The Pack Have Dominated Play at Soldier Field Recently

Bob FoxContributor IDecember 14, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers dives into the corner of the endzone for a one-yard touchdown run against Danieal Manning #38 of the Chicago Bears in the first quarter of the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears have a history that dates back to 1921. The two teams have played 183 times in the regular season, with the Bears holding a 91-86-6 edge. The two teams have also met just twice in the NFL postseason.

The first postseason game was the week after the attack on Pearl Harbor, in 1941, and the second was the NFC Championship Game from the 2010 season. 

The Bears won the 1941 contest 33-14 in a place the Chicago Cubs still call home…Wrigley Field. The Packers won the most recent postseason game at da Bears' newest home...Soldier Field. 

The Bears called Wrigley Field home from 1921 until 1970. The Bears hosted five NFL Championship Games at Wrigley Field too. It wasn't until 1971 that the Bears started using Soldier Field as their home base. The Packers won the NFC Championship Game 21-14 at Soldier Field in January of 2011 on their way to winning Super Bowl XLV a couple of weeks later.

The Packers know all about Soldier Field, going way back to 1937, when the then-NFL champion Packers played the College All-Stars at the stadium that is near the shores of Lake Michigan. 

The Packers played at Soldier Field seven more times before 1970, as they played the College All-Stars again, which was the reward of the NFL champions each year from 1934 to 1976. Only twice—1943 and 1944—was the game not played at Soldier Field, which was built in 1924. 

The Packers went 6-2 against the All-Stars in the eight games they played at that venue.

The Bears moved to Soldier Field in 1971 and that has been home ever since, although the Bears played their games in Champaign (University of Illinois) in 2002, when Soldier Field was being renovated. The Bears have hosted four NFC Championship Games at Soldier Field.

Since 1992, the Packers have dominated the series at Soldier Field. Green Bay has gone 14-5 in those years, plus won the game in 2002 that was played in Champaign, when Soldier Field was being renovated.

Since Aaron Rodgers became the starting quarterback of the Packers, Green Bay has gone 3-2 at Soldier Field (including the 2010 NFC Championship Game).

Both of those losses were by identical 20-17 scores.

Overall, though, Rodgers has had nice success against Chicago.

Rodgers is 8-2 lifetime versus the Bears, plus he has led the Packers to five straight wins against the Monsters of the Midway.

Rodgers has thrown 16 touchdown passes versus six interceptions for 2,195 yards against Chicago in the regular season. That adds up to a quarterback rating of 100.9.

If the Packers win on Sunday against the Bears, that will make it 15 wins in the last 20 games at Soldier Field for Green Bay. That's a 75 percent winning percentage.

I would call that dominating.