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Bears vs. Packers Not The Only Rivalry in Town: Contest Invites Fans to Face Off

The Patch reader who predicts the final score of Sunday's playoff game—or comes the closest—will win a $100 gift card.

It’s a matchup 90 years in the making.

On Sunday, the Chicago Bears will take on the Green Bay Packers in an NFC title game at Soldier Field, capping off a rivalry that began in 1921 when the Bears, then known as the Chicago Staleys, defeated the Packers 20-0 at Cubs Park.

Nearly a century later, the gridiron enemies have faced off in 181 regular-season games, according to Chicagobears.com, but only one other playoff contest.

Now, as the two teams prepare to battle it out in a playoff game for the first time since 1941, we at Patch have cooked up a rivalry of our own.

and I are each betting that our readers have what it takes to emerge victorious in a contest to see who can predict the outcome of Sunday’s big game.

The Patch reader from Romeoville or Bolingbrook who comes the closest to guessing the final score in the Bears vs. Packers game will win a $100 Target gift card.

Here’s How it Works

  • If you’re a Romeoville or Bolingbrook Patch reader, simply comment on this article, including your name and your guess for Sunday’s final score.
  • To qualify, you must living within the boundaries of the , the Village of Romeoville or the Village of Bolingbrook.
  • All entries must be received before the game starts at 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • To determine the winner, we will take the difference between actual points scored and predicted score for each team, and add them up for everyone who posted in the comments section on both Romeoville and Bolingbrook Patch. The reader whose combined total is closest to zero wins. It doesn't matter if the points you give are higher or lower than actual points scores—we're just looking for the person who comes the closest.
  • If two or more people tie for being the closest to the actual total of points scored, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner of the gift card.
  • Only one entry allowed per person. All participants must be 18 years or older. You can read our official giveaway .
  • So let the comments begin—and tell your friends. Let’s see which Patch can get more entries! Just for a little friendly rivalry …
Christopher Johnson January 23, 2011 at 12:55 AM
34 bears 27 packers
Donna KPG January 23, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Hmmm trying to decide what I'll spend my gift card on....lol :) No matter the outcome, it's gonna be a great game.
joe canady January 23, 2011 at 04:21 PM
My name is Joe Canady and the score will be packers 31 bears 17. Best offense the bears have faced all year. Best defense as well.
Donna KPG January 23, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Looks like the final is Packers 21 Bears 14. Well, I missed the score, but I predicted the winner correctly. Congrats to the Target g.c. winner!!!
joe canady January 23, 2011 at 11:23 PM
Crap! I almost won! Thank goodness the bears lost.

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