NFC North

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NFC North
Conference National Football Conference
League National Football League
Sport American football
Founded1967 (As NFL Western Conference Central Division)
Country United States
Teams
No. of teams4
Championships
Most recent champion(s) Green Bay Packers
(17th title)
Most titles Minnesota Vikings
(20 titles)

The National Football Conference – Northern Division or NFC North is one of the four divisions of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Nicknamed the "Black and Blue Division" for the rough and tough rivalry games between the teams, it currently has four members: the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. The NFC North was previously known as the NFC Central from 1970 to 2001. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were previously members, from 1977, one year after they joined the league as an expansion team, until 2001 when they moved to the NFC South.

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The division was created in 1967 as the Central Division of the NFL's Western Conference and existed for three seasons before the AFL–NFL merger. After the merger, it was renamed the NFC Central and retained that name until the NFL split into eight divisions in 2002. The four current division teams have been together in the same division or conference since the Vikings joined the league in 1961. The Bears, Lions and Packers have been in the same division or conference since the NFL began a conference format in 1933 (the Lions were known as the Portsmouth Spartans until 1934). Largely because the four teams have played each other at least twice a year, with the exception of the strike-shortened 1982 season, for more than 60 years (more than 80 years in the case of the Bears, Lions and Packers), the entire division is considered one very large rivalry.

The division has a total of 11 Super Bowl appearances. The Packers have the most appearances in the Super Bowl with 5, the most recent happening at the conclusion of the 2010 season. The Bears and the Packers have the only Super Bowl wins of this division, a total of 5 (4 for the Packers and 1 for the Bears). Of the top 10 NFL teams with the highest winning percentage throughout its franchise history, three of them are in the NFC North (the Packers, the Bears, and the Vikings). The Lions however, have one of the lowest winning percentages in the NFL, including the first winless 16-game season in NFL history, in 2008. [1]

The Packers hold an overall regular season record of 763–577–38 with an overall playoff record of 35–23, four Super Bowl titles in five Super Bowl appearances, and nine pre-Super Bowl league titles. The Bears hold an overall regular season record of 774–596–42 with an overall playoff record of 17–19, one Super Bowl title in two Super Bowl appearances, and eight pre-Super Bowl league titles. The Vikings hold an overall regular season record of 492–409–11 with an overall playoff record of 21–30, and no Super Bowl titles in four Super Bowl appearances. The Lions hold an overall regular season record of 566–677–33 with an overall playoff record of 7-13, and four pre-Super Bowl league titles. They have yet to appear in a Super Bowl.

The division earned the moniker "Black and Blue Division" due to its intense rivalries and physical style of play, and this nickname is still used regularly today. It is also known as the "Frostbite Division" as all teams played home games in late season winter cold until the mid-1970s. The division is also humorously called the "Frozen North", although Detroit has played its home games indoors since 1975, and Minnesota also did so from 1982 to 2013 and returned to indoor home games at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016. ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman often refers to this division as the "NFC Norris" because of its geographical similarity to the National Hockey League's former Norris Division.

Division lineups

Place cursor over year for division champ or Super Bowl team.

Years
NFL Western Conference
Central Division
NFC Central Division [B]
1900s2000s
67 [A] 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
  Tampa Bay Buccaneers [C]
NFC North Division [D]
2000s
02 [D] 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
 Team not in division   Division Won Super Bowl   Division Won NFC Championship   Division won NFL Championship, Lost Super Bowl
A The NFL Western Conference was divided into the Coastal and Central divisions. The Packers had won Super Bowl I in 1966 in the NFL Western Conference.
B Starting in the 1970 season, the division became the National Football Conference - Central Division (or NFC Central for short), after the AFL–NFL merger.
C Tampa Bay moved from the AFC West in 1977
D For the 2002 season, the league realigned to have 8 four team divisions. Division adopts current name. Tampa Bay moves to the NFC South.

Division champions

SeasonTeamRecordPlayoff Results
NFL Central (pre-merger)
1967 Green Bay Packers 9–4–1Won Conference playoffs (Rams) 28–7
Won NFL Championship (Cowboys) 21–17
Won Super Bowl II (vs. Raiders) 33–14
1968 Minnesota Vikings 8–6Lost Conference playoffs (at Colts) 14–24
1969 Minnesota Vikings 12–2Won Conference playoffs (Rams) 23–20
Won NFL Championship (Browns) 27–7
Lost Super Bowl IV (vs. Chiefs) 7–23
NFC Central (post merger)
1970 Minnesota Vikings 12–2Lost Divisional playoffs (49ers) 14–17
1971 Minnesota Vikings 11–3Lost Divisional playoffs (Cowboys) 12–20
1972 Green Bay Packers 10–4Lost Divisional playoffs (at Redskins) 3–16
1973 Minnesota Vikings 12–2Won Divisional playoffs (Redskins) 27–20
Won NFC Championship (at Cowboys) 27–10
Lost Super Bowl VIII (vs. Dolphins) 7–24
1974 Minnesota Vikings 10–4Won Divisional playoffs (Cardinals) 30–14
Won NFC Championship (Rams) 14–10
Lost Super Bowl IX (vs. Steelers) 6–16
1975 Minnesota Vikings 12–2Lost Divisional playoffs (Cowboys) 14–17
1976 Minnesota Vikings 11–2–1Won Divisional playoffs (Redskins) 35–20
Won NFC Championship (Rams) 24–13
Lost Super Bowl XI (vs. Raiders) 14–32
1977 Minnesota Vikings 9–5Won Divisional playoffs (at Rams) 14–7
Lost NFC Championship (at Cowboys) 6–23
1978 Minnesota Vikings 8–7–1Lost Divisional playoffs (at Rams) 10–34
1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10–6Won Divisional playoffs (Eagles) 24–17
Lost NFC Championship (Rams) 0–9
1980 Minnesota Vikings 9–7Lost Divisional playoffs (at Eagles) 16–31
1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9–7Lost Divisional playoffs (at Cowboys) 0–38
1982+ Green Bay Packers 5–3–1Won First Round playoffs (Cardinals) 41–16
Lost Second Round playoffs (at Cowboys) 26–37
1983 Detroit Lions 9–7Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 23–24
1984 Chicago Bears 10–6Won Divisional playoffs (at Redskins) 23–19
Lost NFC Championship (at 49ers) 0–23
1985 Chicago Bears 15–1Won Divisional playoffs (Giants) 21–0
Won NFC Championship (Rams) 24–0
Won Super Bowl XX (vs. Patriots) 46–10
1986 Chicago Bears 14–2Lost Divisional playoffs (Redskins) 13–27
1987 Chicago Bears 11–4Lost Divisional playoffs (Redskins) 17–21
1988 Chicago Bears 12–4Won Divisional playoffs (Eagles) 20–12
Lost NFC Championship (49ers) 3–28
1989 Minnesota Vikings 10–6Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 13–41
1990 Chicago Bears 11–5Won Wild Card playoffs (Saints) 16–6
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Giants) 3–31
1991 Detroit Lions 12–4Won Divisional playoffs (Cowboys) 38–6
Lost NFC Championship (at Redskins) 10–41
1992 Minnesota Vikings 11–5Lost Wild Card playoffs (Redskins) 7–24
1993 Detroit Lions 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (Packers) 24–28
1994 Minnesota Vikings 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (Bears) 18–35
1995 Green Bay Packers 11–5Won Wild Card playoffs (Falcons) 37–20
Won Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 27–17
Lost NFC Championship (at Cowboys) 47–38
1996 Green Bay Packers 13–3Won Divisional playoffs (49ers) 35–14
Won NFC Championship (Panthers) 30–13
Won Super Bowl XXXI (vs. Patriots) 35–21
1997 Green Bay Packers 13–3Won Divisional playoffs (Buccaneers) 21–7
Won NFC Championship (at 49ers) 23–10
Lost Super Bowl XXXII (vs. Broncos) 24–31
1998 Minnesota Vikings 15–1Won Divisional playoffs (Cardinals) 41–21
Lost NFC Championship (Falcons) 27–30 (OT)
1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11–5Won Divisional playoffs (Redskins) 14–13
Lost NFC Championship (at Rams) 6–11
2000 Minnesota Vikings 11–5Won Divisional playoffs (Saints) 34–16
Lost NFC Championship (at Giants) 0–41
2001 Chicago Bears 13–3Lost Divisional playoffs (Eagles) 19–33
NFC North
2002 Green Bay Packers 12–4Lost Wild Card playoffs (Falcons) 7–27
2003 Green Bay Packers 10–6Won Wild Card playoffs (Seahawks) 33–27 (OT)
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Eagles) 17–20 (OT)
2004 Green Bay Packers 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (Vikings) 17–31
2005 Chicago Bears 11–5Lost Divisional playoffs (Panthers) 21–29
2006 Chicago Bears 13–3Won Divisional playoffs (Seahawks) 27–24 (OT)
Won NFC Championship (Saints) 39–14
Lost Super Bowl XLI (vs. Colts) 17–29
2007 Green Bay Packers 13–3Won Divisional playoffs (Seahawks) 42–20
Lost NFC Championship (Giants) 20–23 (OT)
2008 Minnesota Vikings 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (Eagles) 14–26
2009 Minnesota Vikings 12–4Won Divisional playoffs (Cowboys) 34–3
Lost NFC Championship (at Saints) 28–31 (OT)
2010 Chicago Bears 11–5Won Divisional playoffs (Seahawks) 35–24
Lost NFC Championship (Packers) 14–21
2011 Green Bay Packers 15–1Lost Divisional playoffs (Giants) 20–37
2012 Green Bay Packers 11–5Won Wild Card playoffs (Vikings) 24–10
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 31–45
2013 Green Bay Packers 8–7–1Lost Wild Card playoffs (49ers) 20–23
2014 Green Bay Packers 12–4Won Divisional playoffs (Cowboys) 26–21
Lost NFC Championship (at Seahawks) 22–28 (OT)
2015 Minnesota Vikings 11–5Lost Wild Card playoffs (Seahawks) 9–10
2016 Green Bay Packers 10–6Won Wild Card playoffs (Giants) 38–13
Won Divisional playoffs (at Cowboys) 34–31
Lost NFC Championship (at Falcons) 21–44
2017 Minnesota Vikings 13–3Won Divisional playoffs (Saints) 29–24
Lost NFC Championship (at Eagles) 7–38
2018 Chicago Bears 12–4Lost Wild Card playoffs (Eagles) 15–16
2019 Green Bay Packers 13–3Won Divisional playoffs (Seahawks) 28–23
Lost NFC Championship (at 49ers) 20–37
2020 Green Bay Packers 13–3Won Divisional playoffs (Rams) 32–18
Lost NFC Championship (Buccaneers) 26–31

+ A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games, so the league used a special 16-team playoff tournament just for this year. Division standings were ignored; Green Bay had the best record of the division teams.
* Regular season still underway.

Wild Card qualifiers

SeasonTeamRecordPlayoff Results
NFC Central
1970 Detroit Lions 10–4Lost Divisional playoffs (at Cowboys) 0–5
1977 Chicago Bears 9–5Lost Divisional playoffs (at Cowboys) 7–37
1979 Chicago Bears 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Eagles) 17–27
1982+ Minnesota Vikings 5–4Won First Round playoffs (Falcons) 30–24
Lost Second Round playoffs (at Redskins) 7–21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5–4Lost First Round playoffs (at Cowboys) 17–30
Detroit Lions 4–5Lost First Round Playoffs (at Redskins) 7–31
1987 Minnesota Vikings 8–7Won Wild Card playoffs (at Saints) 44–10
Won Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 36–24
Lost NFC Championship (at Redskins) 10–17
1988 Minnesota Vikings 11–5Won Wild Card playoffs (Rams) 28–17
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 9–34
1991 Chicago Bears 11–5Lost Wild Card playoffs (Cowboys) 13–17
1993 Minnesota Vikings 9–7Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Giants) 10–17
Green Bay Packers 9–7Won Wild Card playoffs (at Lions) 28–24
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Cowboys) 17–27
1994 Green Bay Packers 9–7Won Wild Card playoffs (Lions) 16–12
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Cowboys) 9–35
Detroit Lions 9–7Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Packers) 12–16
Chicago Bears 9–7Won Wild Card playoffs (at Vikings) 35–18
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 15–44
1995 Detroit Lions 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Eagles) 37–58
1996 Minnesota Vikings 9–7Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Cowboys) 15–40
1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10–6Won Wild Card playoffs (Lions) 20–10
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Packers) 7–21
Detroit Lions 9–7Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Buccaneers) 10–20
Minnesota Vikings 9–7Won Wild Card playoffs (at Giants) 23–22
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 22–38
1998 Green Bay Packers 11–5Lost Wild Card playoffs (at 49ers) 27–30
1999 Minnesota Vikings 10–6Won Wild Card playoffs (Cowboys) 27–10
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Rams) 37–49
Detroit Lions 8–8Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Redskins) 13–27
2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Eagles) 3–21
2001 Green Bay Packers 12–4Won Wild Card playoffs (49ers) 25–15
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Rams) 17–45
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9–7Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Eagles) 9–31
NFC North
2004 Minnesota Vikings 8–8Won Wild Card playoffs (at Packers) 31–17
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Eagles) 14–27
2009 Green Bay Packers 11–5Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Cardinals) 45–51 (OT)
2010 Green Bay Packers 10–6Won Wild Card playoffs (at Eagles) 21–16
Won Divisional playoffs (at Falcons) 48–21
Won NFC Championship (at Bears) 21–14
Won Super Bowl XLV (vs. Steelers) 31–25
2011 Detroit Lions 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Saints) 28–45
2012 Minnesota Vikings 10–6Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Packers) 10–24
2014 Detroit Lions 11–5Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Cowboys) 20–24
2015 Green Bay Packers 10–6Won Wild Card playoffs (at Redskins) 35–18
Lost Divisional playoffs (at Cardinals) 26–20 (OT)
2016 Detroit Lions 9–7Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Seahawks) 6–26
2019 Minnesota Vikings 10–6Won Wild Card playoffs (at Saints) 26–20 (OT)
Lost Divisional playoffs (at 49ers) 10–27
2020 Chicago Bears 8–8Lost Wild Card playoffs (at Saints) 9–21

+ A players' strike in 1982 reduced the regular season to nine games, so the league used a special 16-team playoff tournament just for this year.

Total playoff berths

Total playoff berths as members of the NFC Central/North

(1966–2020 seasons)

TeamDivision
Championships
Playoff
Berths
NFL League
Titles
Super Bowl
Appearances
Super Bowl
Wins
Minnesota Vikings 2030140
Green Bay Packers 18251354
Chicago Bears 1115921
Detroit Lions 312400

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Total playoff berths in team history

(1920–2020 seasons)

TeamDivision
Championships
Playoff
Berths
NFL League
Titles
(pre-merger)
Conference
Wins
Super Bowl
Wins
Total (1)
Championships
Chicago Bears 21268419
Green Bay Packers 2034119413
Minnesota Vikings 20301400
Detroit Lions 4184404

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1 From 1966 to 1969, this means winning both the NFL Championship game AND the Super Bowl. Hence, the Vikings' NFL Championship victory in 1969 isn't counted. The Packers had 2 NFL titles during this time frame and also won Super Bowl I and II.

Season results

(#)Denotes team that won the Super Bowl
(#)Denotes team that won the NFC Championship
(#)Denotes team that won the NFL Championship
(#)Denotes team that qualified for the NFL Playoffs
SeasonTeam (record)
1st2nd3rd4th5th
NFL Central (pre-merger)
1967 Green Bay (9–4–1) Chicago (7–6–1) Detroit (5–7–2) Minnesota (3–8–3)
1968 Minnesota (8–6) Chicago (7–7) Green Bay (6–7–1) Detroit (4–8–2)
1969 Minnesota (12–2) Detroit (9–4–1) Green Bay (8–6) Chicago (1–13)
NFC Central (post merger)
1970 Minnesota (12–2) Detroit (10–4) Green Bay (6–8) Chicago (6–8)
1971 Minnesota (11–3) Detroit (7–6–1) Chicago (6–8) Green Bay (4–8–2)
1972 Green Bay (10–4) Detroit (8–5–1) Minnesota (7–7) Chicago (4–9–1)
1973 Minnesota (12–2) Detroit (6–7–1) Green Bay (5–7–2) Chicago (3–11)
1974 Minnesota (10–4) Detroit (7–7) Green Bay (6–8) Chicago (4–10)
1975 (1) Minnesota (12–2) Detroit (7–7) Chicago (4–10) Green Bay (4–10)
1976 (1) Minnesota (11–2–1) Chicago (7–7) Detroit (6–8) Green Bay (5–9)
1977 (3) Minnesota (9–5)(4) Chicago (9–5) Detroit (6–8) Green Bay (4–10) Tampa Bay (2–12)
1978 (3) Minnesota (8–7–1) Green Bay (8–7–1) Detroit (7–9) Chicago (7–9) Tampa Bay (5–11)
1979 (2) Tampa Bay (10–6)(5) Chicago (10–6) Minnesota (7–9) Green Bay (5–11) Detroit (2–14)
1980 (3) Minnesota (9–7) Detroit (9–7) Chicago (7–9) Tampa Bay (5–10–1) Green Bay (5–10–1)
1981 (3) Tampa Bay (9–7) Detroit (8–8) Green Bay (8–8) Minnesota (7–9) Chicago (6–10)
1982^(3) Green Bay (5–3–1)(4) Minnesota (5–4)(7) Tampa Bay (5–4)(8) Detroit (4–5) Chicago (3–6)
1983 (3) Detroit (9–7) Green Bay (8–8) Chicago (8–8) Minnesota (8–8) Tampa Bay (2–14)
1984 (3) Chicago (10–6) Green Bay (8–8) Tampa Bay (6–10) Detroit (4–11–1) Minnesota (3–13)
1985 (1) Chicago (15–1) Green Bay (8–8) Minnesota (7–9) Detroit (7–9) Tampa Bay (2–14)
1986 (2) Chicago (14–2) Minnesota (9–7) Detroit (5–11) Green Bay (4–12) Tampa Bay (2–14)
1987 (2) Chicago (11–4)(5) Minnesota (8–7) Green Bay (5–9–1) Tampa Bay (4–11) Detroit (4–11)
1988 (1) Chicago (12–4)(4) Minnesota (11–5) Tampa Bay (5–11) Detroit (4–12) Green Bay (4–12)
1989 (3) Minnesota (10–6) Green Bay (10–6) Detroit (7–9) Chicago (6–10) Tampa Bay (5–11)
1990 (3) Chicago (11–5) Tampa Bay (6–10) Detroit (6–10) Green Bay (6–10) Minnesota (6–10)
1991 (2) Detroit (12–4)(4) Chicago (11–5) Minnesota (8–8) Green Bay (4–12) Tampa Bay (3–13)
1992 (3) Minnesota (11–5) Green Bay (9–7) Tampa Bay (5–11) Chicago (5–11) Detroit (5–11)
1993 (3) Detroit (10–6)(5) Minnesota (9–7)(6) Green Bay (9–7) Chicago (7–9) Tampa Bay (5–11)
1994 (3) Minnesota (10–6)(4) Green Bay (9–7)(5) Detroit (9–7)(6) Chicago (9–7) Tampa Bay (6–10)
1995 (3) Green Bay (11–5)(5) Detroit (10–6) Chicago (9–7) Minnesota (8–8) Tampa Bay (7–9)
1996 (1) Green Bay (13–3)(6) Minnesota (9–7) Chicago (7–9) Tampa Bay (6–10) Detroit (5–11)
1997 (2) Green Bay (13–3)(4) Tampa Bay (10–6)(5) Detroit (9–7)(6) Minnesota (9–7) Chicago (4–12)
1998 (1) Minnesota (15–1)(5) Green Bay (11–5) Tampa Bay (8–8) Detroit (5–11) Chicago (4–12)
1999 (2) Tampa Bay (11–5)(4) Minnesota (10–6)(6) Detroit (8–8) Green Bay (8–8) Chicago (6–10)
2000 (2) Minnesota (11–5)(5) Tampa Bay (10–6) Green Bay (9–7) Detroit (9–7) Chicago (5–11)
2001 (2) Chicago (13–3)(4) Green Bay (12–4)(6) Tampa Bay (9–7) Minnesota (5–11) Detroit (2–14)
SeasonTeam (record)
1st2nd3rd4th
NFC North
2002 (3) Green Bay (12–4) Minnesota (6–10) Chicago (4–12) Detroit (3–13)
2003 (4) Green Bay (10–6) Minnesota (9–7) Chicago (7–9) Detroit (5–11)
2004 (3) Green Bay (10–6)(6) Minnesota (8–8) Detroit (6–10) Chicago (5–11)
2005 (2) Chicago (11–5) Minnesota (9–7) Detroit (5–11) Green Bay (4–12)
2006 (1) Chicago (13–3) Green Bay (8–8) Minnesota (6–10) Detroit (3–13)
2007 (2) Green Bay (13–3) Minnesota (8–8) Detroit (7–9) Chicago (7–9)
2008 (3) Minnesota (10–6) Chicago (9–7) Green Bay (6–10) Detroit (0–16)
2009 (2) Minnesota (12–4)(5) Green Bay (11–5) Chicago (7–9) Detroit (2–14)
2010 (2) Chicago (11–5)(6) Green Bay (10–6) Detroit (6–10) Minnesota (6–10)
2011 (1) Green Bay (15–1)(6) Detroit (10–6) Chicago (8–8) Minnesota (3–13)
2012 (3) Green Bay (11–5)(6) Minnesota (10–6) Chicago (10–6) Detroit (4–12)
2013 (4) Green Bay (8–7–1) Chicago (8–8) Detroit (7–9) Minnesota (5–10–1)
2014 (2) Green Bay (12–4)(6) Detroit (11–5) Minnesota (7–9) Chicago (5–11)
2015 (3) Minnesota (11–5)(5) Green Bay (10–6) Detroit (7–9) Chicago (6–10)
2016 (4) Green Bay (10–6)(6) Detroit (9–7) Minnesota (8–8) Chicago (3–13)
2017 (2) Minnesota (13–3) Detroit (9–7) Green Bay (7–9) Chicago (5–11)
2018 (3) Chicago (12–4) Minnesota (8–7–1) Green Bay (6–9–1) Detroit (6–10)
2019 (2) Green Bay (13–3)(6) Minnesota (10–6) Chicago (8–8) Detroit (3–12–1)
2020 (1) Green Bay (13–3)(7) Chicago (8–8) Minnesota (7–9) Detroit (5–11)

Schedule assignments

YearOpponents
Interconf.Intraconf.
2020 AFC South NFC South
2021 AFC North NFC West
2022 AFC East NFC East
2023 AFC West NFC South
2024AFC SouthNFC West
2025AFC NorthNFC East
2026AFC EastNFC South
2027AFC WestNFC West
2028AFC SouthNFC East

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The Bears–Lions rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. The franchises first met in 1930 when the Lions were known as the Portsmouth Spartans and based in Portsmouth, Ohio. They moved to Detroit for the 1934 season. The Bears and Lions have been division rivals since 1933 and have usually met twice a season since the Lions franchise began. The two teams play in the two largest metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Chicago and Detroit's home stadiums, Soldier Field and Ford Field, are 280 miles apart and both are easily accessible from I-94.

Lions–Packers rivalry National Football League rivalry

The Lions–Packers rivalry is an NFL rivalry between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. They first met in 1930 when the Lions were known as the Portsmouth Spartans and based in Portsmouth, Ohio. The team eventually moved to Detroit for the 1934 season.

References

  1. "Lions complete 1st 0-16 season in league history - NFL- NBC Sports". Nbcsports.msnbc.com. December 28, 2008. Archived from the original on December 29, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2012.