Bears begin season against Packers at Soldier Field

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Fans are gathered at Soldier Field Sunday as the Chicago Bears begin the season against bitter rivals - the Green Bay Packers.

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The Bears and Packers have met 190 times over the course of history. This year though, the teams are in much different places. The Packers are eyeing a championship as the Bears start over under new Coach John Fox.

"I'm excited, if you look what John Fox has done in other places, he's done a great job, he's a good coach, he makes good decisions," said Mike DiBartolomeo, a Bears fan from Texas. "We do have a lot of young players - I think a lot of teams are used to us playing four-three in defense, we're playing three-four now, it's a new look. I'm excited, I think we have a chance."

"I think we're on the right track - not to say we weren't on the right track last year but I think having experienced coaching staff across the board will make a big difference," said Mike Carrero, a Bears fan.

The Packers have won nine of the last 10 against the Bears.

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