A look at the Enemy's Game Plan

When it comes to the Packers' running game, Green Bay will make a point to stay away from Brian Urlacher.

On offense, the Packers will be careful not to run laterally against the Bears. When they tried to do that in Brian Urlacher's first year or two at middle linebacker, he just used his incredible speed to run their backs down. Look for the Packers to pound away with their misdirection plays between the tackles. The Bears run a lot of twists and stunts with their linemen, which is the way Lovie Smith helped defeat the Packers last season when he was coordinating for St. Louis. The Packers might have to run straight at the Bears this week if all the games continue.

On defense, the Packers have no reason not to stick with their blitzing scheme that so discombobulated the Panthers Monday night. Rex Grossman will be making just his fifth start and is hardly immune to pressure. The Bears are in the first season of a complex new offense coordinated by Terry Shea, and were far from in sync against Detroit last Sunday. The Packers will use press coverage against the Bears' marginal collection of wide receivers and dare Grossman to beat them up top.

MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Packers RE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila vs. Bears LT Qasim Mitchell - Mitchell is the weak link for the Bears. He has a strong, strong punch, but once or twice every game he whiffs. "KGB" had his least impressive training camp and didn't get much done against Carolina LT Jordan Gross on Monday night, but Mitchell should be more to his liking.

Packers guards Mike Wahle and Marco Rivera vs. Bears three-technique Tommie Harris - Harris is quick off the ball. Really quick. Last week, however, the rookie was stopped cold by Lions RG Damien Woody. Wahle and Rivera are better than Woody.

INJURY IMPACT
NT Grady Jackson suffered a dislocated kneecap against Carolina. Jackson says he'll be back in two weeks but coach Mike Sherman says three to four weeks would be more accurate ... DT Kenny Peterson (ankle) sat out Wednesday after missing last week. He is doubtful ... RB Najeh Davenport reinjured a hamstring in Carolina and sat out Wednesday. The Packers don't plan to use him Sunday against Chicago ... LB Torrance Marshall (hamstring) sat out Wednesday and could be back later in the week ... LB Paris Lenon suffered a broken thumb in Carolina but will play with a cast.


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