Game Day - Packers vs. Bears

The Packers-Bears rivalry spans generations, but the clock has to turn back just one year to find the last time Green Bay beat Chicago under the Monday Night Football spotlight - and it was a gem.<P>

Quarterback Brett Favre enjoyed one of his best games of the season, finding a way to beat the Bears in a new venue on a humid night in Champaign, Ill.

Back on Oct. 7, 2002, Favre passed for three touchdowns, all in the first half as Green Bau triumphed 34-21. The night marked a major milestone for the QB as he surpassed the 40,000 career yard mark in the second quarter.

Favre recorded the second longest TD pass of his career in last year's matchup with an 85-yarder to Donald Driver to give Green Bay a 24-14 half-time lead.

(Incidentally, Favre's longest career TD pass also came against he Bears, also on Monday night, and also on the Bears' home turf. In 1995, Favre and Robert Brooks connect4ed on a 99-yard touchdown in Green Bya's 27-24 win at Soldier Field.

Last year's MNF matchup featured defensive fireworks as well. Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila picked off Chicago QB Jim Miller and took it in 72 yards for a touchdown. Linebacker Nate Wayne and safety Darren Sharper also recorded interceptions.

The win was Favre's ninth consecutive road win vs. the Bears. He finished 22-of-33 with 3 TDs and no interceptions. Ahman Green rushed for 107 yards - part of the Packers' 15-0 record when Green goes over the century mark. Receiver Terry Glenn had his best night as a Packer with eight catches for 154 yards. Donald Driver was also a force with four catches for 120 yards.

The Packers will try to continue a number of streaks tonight as the historic combatants kick off at 8 p.m. They'll aim to make it five in a row against the Bears on MNF, Favre will go for an even 10 consecutive road victories against Chicago and he'll try to improve on his amazing 18-4 career mark vs. the Bears.

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