Packers-Bears rivalry heats up on both sides of the border

KENOSHA (WITI) -- Sunday's big match-up between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears had fans on the edge of their seat all afternoon -- on both sides of the border.

Ralph's in Kenosha is the symbolic 50-yard line in the Packers-Bear rivalry.

"We have a tendency to tolerate each other a little more," said bartender Jennie Dupuis. "Very proud to say I have a cheese butt and a cheese bra."

Fans of each team knew this was a special game going in.

"I even made up songs for occasions like this, you know? Jingle bells, Packers smells, Rodgers throws two picks," said Bears fan Jim Seymour.

Seymour said he traveled across the border to watch the game for one good reason.

"To talk to these Packer fans and aggravate them," Seymour said.

The game was a nail biter, see-saw battle that saw the lead change six times -- but with one 48-yard throw, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was healed, along with all of Wisconsin.

"Rodgers is Rodgers. He's a darn good player and that's why we don't like him," said Seymour.

Packers fans say Rodgers' return saved the green and gold's season.

"Go Pack go! Glad to see you back Aaron," said Dupuis.

The Packers will take on the San Francisco 49ers next weekend with the day and time yet to be determined.