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McCarthy: Packers-Bears is 'The Game'

Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

McCarthy: Packers-Bears is 'The Game'

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Oct 31, 2013

Some NFL fans may say Cowboys-Redskins, Ravens-Steelers or Seahawks-49ers is the NFL's best rivalry.

Sorry, but Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says their 93-year series with the Chicago Bears trumps them all.

"This is 'The Game' in the NFL, what it stands for, the traditions in this organization, the great players that came before us," said McCarthy on Thursday in preparation for their battle Monday night at Lambeau Field (5:00 p.m. on 620WTMJ).

"We have a commitment to take that emphasis, that energy into the football game."

It's a sentiment his Chicago coutnerpart, Marc Trestman, said.  As tweeted by WSCR Radio's Zach Zaidman:

The teams have played 206 times since 1921 (including preseason, regular season and two postseason tussles).

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.