Head Coach: Matt Eberflus
Team Mascot: Staley Da Bear
Year Opened: 1924
City / State: Chicago / Illinois
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Bears vs Packers
Rival Team: Green Bay Packers
Known as the most historical and compelling rivalry in the NFL, matchups between the Bears and the Packers guarantee physical play. It is the league’s longest continual rivalry, and the victories are split almost evenly between each team, so you can expect players to duke it out in zealous fashion. Fans might egg each other on, but at the end of the day one team advances further, and the other team gets a better draft pick when all is said and done. There isn’t a better time to take in a game at Soldier Field then when the hated Green Bay Packers are in town, so if you can only make it to one game make sure it’s a Bears-Packers game.
Bears vs Lions
Rival Team: Detroit Lions
The Bears-Lions rivalry is the longest running rivalry in the NFL as the two divisional rivals have met every year since 1930. These two rivals have been in the same division since 1933, and the rivalry has only grown stronger over the years. The Lions and Bears have only met once in the playoffs, which happened when the Bears beat the Lions 9-0 to take home the 1932 NFL title. The Bears hold the all-time series lead 96-71-5 and will look to extend their lead the next time these two Midwestern rivals get together.
Bears vs Vikings
Rival Team: Minnesota Vikings
The Bears rivalry with the Vikings began in 1961 when the upstart Vikings shocked the Bears 37-13 to secure their first ever win in their first ever game. The rivalry has grown since then as the two teams have met over 100 times since with the Vikings holding a 57-50-2 in the all-time series. In recent seasons this rivalry has been known to produce some wild finishes including their last meeting in the Metrodome.