Green Bay is currently tied with Chicago (8-4) for first place in the NFC North, two games ahead of Minnesota (6-6). The Packers beat the Bears in Week 2, and the teams square off again at Chicago in Week 15. Green Bay has not lost a game inside the NFC North in 10 consecutive contests. They will look to continue that streak Sunday night when the Detroit Lions come to Lambeau Field.
No other NFL teams have played every year since 1932, when the Packers and the Lions, then known as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, began their yearly home-and-home series. The rivalry actually kicked off in 1930 at City Stadium in Green Bay, a 47-13 Packers win. Some two seasons later, the clubs began a yearly series. This Sunday marks meeting No. 166 in the all-time series. Now rivals in the NFC North, the Packers own a 92-65-7 (.585) advantage over the Lions in the regular season and have won both playoff games.