Where and When: Packers @ Bears, Sunday at 3:15 on the painted dirt of Soldier Field. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman looking to call the third Packer win over their alleged arch-nemesis (sorry old narrative but for my money Viking hate will never be topped) in the last 9 months.

All-Time Series: The Bears lead all-time 92-84-6 including the postseason (speaking of, giggity) but things were a lot worse in the Before Time (this is how I refer to Packer football in the era between Lombardi and Ron Wolf), starting with the 1992 season the Packers are 25-12 so we can only assume that by the time Aaron Rodgers calls it a career the W-L will fall on the side of Good.

Head Coach: Lovie Smith, who when he got the job in Chicago taking over for the possibly comatose Dick Jauron said their #1 goal was to beat the Packers and he has done that at a 53% clip. So as with everything else Bears, he is perfectly mediocre.

2011 Version: The Bears sit at 1-1 which is only surprising in how thoroughly they dispatched of the Falcons before the Saints done them dirty in the Superdome. The Bears are trying something new this season by having a decent defense that will make you work your way down the field a bit at a time (Drew Brees had to throw 36 passes to get 270 yards last week) while making only a minimal effort to protect the quarterback. Chris Burke on SI.com had a fun write-up on just why the Bears are on pace to give up 88 quarterback sacks, which would be an NFL record. To make matters worse now they’re down a couple guys including Wisconsin’s own Gabe Carimi (who some fans down there are calling The Bear Jew which bothers me as I’ve been calling Ryan Braun that since the weird Tarantino movie came out) with a grotesque sounding dislocated knee, Chicago writers are already believing this to be the work of a curse.

Prediction: Packers 24, Bears 17…until Sunday comes, hit the music