"He's the kind of the guy that's going to throw it to you, he's going to give you some chances," Ogunleye said of Favre and his league high 19 interceptions. "We've just got to get after him the same way we've been doing these last couple weeks."
With the weather getting colder and rookie QB Kyle Orton not making huge strides in his development, the Bears will continue to accentuate their No. 6 running game, especially since the Packers' run defense has been below average.
"I try my best to watch a lot of film because I know defenses are probably going to put a lot of guys around the ball in the box," Jones said. "Really, there's nothing you can do about it. You just have to produce somehow.
"I just try to do my best to watch film, to try to figure out what position they're going to be in so if I catch them out of position I know which cut to make so I can get more yards."
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"The guys have been playing so well up front they make our job on the back end so much easier. We want to get a lot of pressure in Brett's face," Vasher said. "He doesn't like pressure. We're hoping for the ball to come out and get some turnovers."
PACKERS GAME PLAN
Having been eliminated from the NFC North title chase and subjected to their first losing season since 1991, the 2-9 Packers have little to play for the last month of the season. However, two games in the next four weeks against longtime rival Chicago should be incentive to try to salvage something out of an atrocious campaign. What's more, the three-time reigning division champions are in the rare position to spoil the Bears' march toward this year's crown.
"Right now if we beat them we are still 3-9. It would make the locker room feel much better that we're still a playoff-caliber team," Driver said. "A lot of people know we have been losing games by 1, 3, 7 points. We just have to get over that hump."
Green Bay's sputtering offense, though, has the unenviable task of contending with Chicago's ferocious, top-rated defense. It's imperative the Packers get some semblance of a sufficient running attack to not only sustain long drives but also keep the Bears out of their Cover 2 scheme bent on goading Brett Favre into more careless throws to his inexperienced receiving corps. A mistake-free game is a must for the Packers to possibly spring the upset, but that's asking a lot out of a patchwork unit fighting the turnover bug of late.
"I think they're playing outstanding," Green Bay head coach Mike Sherman said the Chicago defense. "They're playing aggressive, they're playing fast, they play collectively very well together. The 11 guys play the defense they play very well."
Chicago, with its penchant for pounding the football, also is catching the Packers defense at the right time. No longer the bright spot of the dismal season, the run defense has been gashed for an average of 156 yards the last four games.
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"When he's on they have to pay attention to him, they have to slide to him," Brown said of Ogunleye. "That means I have to beat my man one on one and in this league that's all you can ask for is one on one. If you can beat that more times than not you'll make a lot of plays."
"Well we know what we are. We know what our identity is," said Chicago center Olin Kreutz. "And we know what we're going to try to do and people can criticize us as much as they want but that's what we do. We're going to run the ball and depend on our defense."