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‘Our 7th annual trip:’ Bears fans bused into Packers territory to watch 200th matchup in Union Grove

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UNION GROVE --A brave group of Chicago Bears fans took a bus into Green Bay Packers territory to watch the 200th matchup between the rivals, and while they may have been from out of town, they're not strangers to the area.

Ben Capon

Ben Capon

"Forty-five Bears fans," said Ben Capone. "There's about three Packers fans that are with us today."

The group make the hour-long trip from Chicago to Union Grove to watch the game at the Stumble Inn Bar & Grill in Union Grove.

"We brought them on a First Student school bus," said Capone.

Travis Zaborski

Travis Zaborski

"I've generally been the token Packers fan that they bring along," said Travis Zaborski.

"This is our seventh annual trip to the Stumble Inn for the Bears-Packers game," said Capone.

Having made the trip for nearly a decade, Bonnie Mentek, the bar's owner, said it's a good group -- even the Bears fans.

"Some of the nicest people I've ever had the honor of knowing," said Mentek. "They're amazing!"

Bonnie Mentek

Bonnie Mentek

Packers-Bears party at Stumble Inn Bar & Grill

Packers-Bears party at Stumble Inn Bar & Grill

Packers-Bears party at Stumble Inn Bar & Grill

Packers-Bears party at Stumble Inn Bar & Grill

They got lots of food, a few good drinks, and a Packers win -- not exactly what those from Chicago were hoping for.

"We've won most of them, except for last year, so it has always been a good time for me," said Zaborski. "The bus ride home is a lot quieter generally!"

Aaron Jones ran for two scores, and Davante Adams caught another as the Packers beat the Bears 21-13 in the 200th edition of the NFL's oldest rivalry.

With the win, the Packers (11-3) swept the regular-season series between the teams for the 15th time in the last 26 seasons and the seventh time in the last 11 seasons. Green Bay defeated Chicago 10-3 in the season opener.

Green Bay now leads the all-time series 99-95-6. The Bears saw their three-game win streak end.

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