Green Bay Gets Ready to play Chicago in Primetime, Sunday Night
The Green Bay Packers were coming off a loss the last time they faced the Chicago Bears earlier this season.
Aaron Rodgers told Packers fans to 'relax,' and led Green Bay to a 38-17 lead over the Bears, in Chicago, in week four. Now, the Packers host Chicago again, Sunday night.
Fresh off a bye, the Packers are also trying to get back in the win column. Green Bay fell to New Orleans, two weeks ago, 44-23. Rodgers hurt his hamstring in the Packers loss to the Saints. But on the 'Aaron Rodgers Show,' on ESPN Milwaukee, Tuesday, Rodgers said his hamstring was 'fine.' Head coach Mike McCarthy also said, today, that Rodgers is 'ready to go' and probable for Sunday against Chicago.
Rodgers is ready, but his two offensive lineman, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang are both questionable for Sunday's game.
Green Bay starts an important stretch of its season, Sunday night. The Packers have three home games in November. Green Bay is 5-3 on the season, and 3-0 at home. The Packers trail Detroit by one game. (The Lions play Miami, Sunday). Chicago, meanwhile, needs a win, too. The Bears are 3-5, and 3-2 on the road. Chicago is coming off a bye as well, and got blown out by New England, 51-23 two weeks ago.
Jay Cutler will be looking to get some revenge against the Packers. He threw two interceptions in the second half against Green Bay earlier this season. All-time, Cutler is 1-9 against the Packers with 19 interceptions and 13 touchdowns.
For the Bears, they will have Jared Allen against the Packers. Allen did not play against Green Bay earlier this season. The Packers will have Sam Shields back in the secondary.
Chicago: Eben Britton, Darryl Sharpton, and Matt Slauson are out against Green Bay, Sunday. Martellus Bennett is questionable. Jonathan Bostic, Lance Briggs, Kyle Fuller, Danny McCray, and Jordan Mills are probable.
Packers: Kevin Dorsey is out, Sunday against Chicago. T.J. Lang and Sitton are questionable. Morgan Burnett, Shields, Rodgers and Datone Jones are probable.
The Packers and Bears are on NBC, Sunday night. The game can also be found right here on ESPN 99.1.
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