The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will kick off tonight on Sunday Night football. In this historic match up, there have been countless highlights for both teams. Tonight, however, there are some great story lines and stats that could be accomplished that could add to the lore on the Packers’ side of the rivalry. Here, we break down three of those numbers.
Rodgers Could Pass Favre for Most Touchdowns Against Chicago
Aaron Rodgers already holds the Green Bay Packers’ franchise record for touchdown passes against the Bears. So far, he has 57. In his career, he has thrown 435 touchdowns. That means that 13.1% of his career touchdown passes have come against Chicago.
Brett Favre threw 60 touchdown passes against the Bears during his Hall of Fame career. However, some of his came as the quarterback of another division rival, the Minnesota Vikings. If Rodgers throws for four touchdowns today, he can pass Favre once again.
The Home/Away Numbers Favor the Packers
This stat is less about what can be accomplished and more about an indicator of why the Packers should win this game.
The Green Bay Packers, as noted above, have the best home defense in the NFL. That defense has been without major players all season long. While some of these players, such as Jaire Alexander, are still out for the game, the Packers and their fans should feel confident about the defense going against the worst road offense on Sunday night.
Adrian Amos Is Undefeated Against the Bears
When the Packers signed Adrian Amos ahead of the 2019 season, many Bears fans believed their team was better off. What is more, the Bears signed HaHa Clinton-Dix and their fans believed they got the better safety. Ever since then, though, all Amos has done is dominate his former team.
Safe to say, the Packers were the team that ended up with the better safety. Clinton-Dix is currently not on any NFL roster after having been cut by the 49ers back in August.