1968: Packers 28-27. Dec. 15, Wrigley Field.

The 7-6 Bears already had defeated the 7-6 Vikings twice and only had to beat the 5-7-1 Packers to clinch the NFC Central Division title for coach Jim Dooley in his first season after succeeding George Halas.

The Bears got two big breaks because five-time world champion quarterback Bart Starr was injured and backup Zeke Bratkowski was knocked out early in the first quarter. But third-stringer Don Horn broke the Bears' hearts by completing 10 of 16 passes for 187 yards including a 67-yard touchdown to Jim Grabowski. Ray Nitschke intercepted a Jack Concannon pass at the Packers 35 with 1:07 left.

The Vikings won the division and the Bears stayed home.

1933: Bears 7-6. Dec. 10, Wrigley Field.

On their way to their third NFL title, the Bears made a second-quarter touchdown pass from Keith Molesworth to Gene Ronzani stand up after Joe Zeller blocked Roger Grove's extra point kick in the fourth quarter following an 88-yard punt return by Bob Monnett. Halas had hired Zeller from the Packers after noting he "seemed to have success in stopping (Bronko) Nagurski."

The Packers finished 5-7-1, the Bears 10-2-1.

1930: Bears 21-0. Dec. 7, Wrigley Field.

This was the pre-playoff era and the Packers already had clinched their second of three consecutive titles in the standings. The Bears, who finished in third place, intercepted six passes and end Luke Johnsos scored two touchdowns. The Bears ended a seven-game winning streak by the Packers in the series.

It was the season George Halas quit playing and first replaced himself as coach, hiring Ralph Jones from Lake Forest Academy. Jones instituted the modern T-formation with man-in-motion. Halas hired Bronko Nagurski, Jones put Grange in motion and Halas wrote in his autobiography: "We ended the 1930 season with nine wins, four losses, one tie. We were on our way to becoming the Monsters of the Midway."

1926: Bears 3, Packers 3. Dec. 19, Cubs Park.

Paddy Driscoll kicked the tying field goal for the Bears with five minutes left. Pid Purdy's 50-yard dropkick had given the Packers the lead. The Bears finished 12-1-3 in second place; the Packers 7-3-3 in fifth place.

Red Grange temporarily had left the Bears to join the rival New York Yankees in 1926, but Halas reported his team still finished the season with a profit — $989.96.