In a meeting of the two most recent Super Bowl champions, the Packers will travel to face the N.Y. Giants on Sunday night. Green Bay enters Sunday’s game having won five straight games, which is tied with Denver for the longest current winning streak in the NFL.
The last time the Packers posted winning streaks of five-plus games in back-to-back seasons was in 1996-97. Green Bay started out the 2011 campaign with 13 consecutive wins.
The Packers improved to 7-3 on the season with a 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday, Green Bay’s ninth straight win in the NFC North. That set a franchise record for the longest divisional winning streak, besting eight-game streaks in 1996-97 and 2001-02.
For Green Bay, it marked the fourth straight season that it won its first game after the bye. The Packers improved to 6-1 (.857) under Head Coach Mike McCarthy in the first game after the open date.
With Chicago’s loss at San Francisco on Monday night, the Packers and Bears sit atop the NFC North with 7-3 marks. The Packers beat the Bears in Green Bay in Week 2 and the teams will meet in Chicago in Week 15.