Bears-Packers Preview

The Chicago Bears (9-2) off to their best start since the 1991 season, will play their fifth of six consecutive NFC Central Division opponents, renewing its rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.

MATCH UP: Chicago Bears (9-2) vs. Green Bay Packers (8-3)

GAME DATE: Sunday, December 9, 2001

KICKOFF: Noon Chicago time

SITE: Lambeau Field (Natural Grass)

TICKETS: The game is sold out. Tickets are not available.

TELEVISON: FOX will televise the game with Dick Stockon handling play-by-play and analysis from Troy Aikman and Daryl Johnston. The game will be shown on WFLD-TV (Channel 32) in Chicago.

RADIO: WBBM (780 AM) in Chicago anchors the Bears radio network. Jeff Joniak handles play-by-play with color commentary from Pro Football Weekly's Hub Arkush and former Bears' offensive lineman Tom Thayer. WBBM's pre-game coverage begins three hours prior to kickoff.

LAST WEEK: Chicago had another fourth quarter comeback this time against Detroit. Leon Johnson's one yard plunge in the fourth quarter gave the Bears a 13-10 advantage. The Bears hung on to win thanks to three missed field goals by Lions kicker Jason Hanson.

Green Bay playing on Monday Night Football fell behind on the road versus Jacksonville 21-7. However, Packers quarterback Brett Farve with a late fourth quarter touchdown rallied Green Bay to a 28-21 win.

LAST TIME: The Packers (5-2) beat the first place Bears (6-1) in a renewal most of the Leauge's most played rivalry with Green Bay picking up a 20-12 win at Soldier Field.

BEARS-PACKERS: Bears lead the all-time series with an 84-72-6 record.

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