Packers (1-2) at Bears (2-1)
KICKOFF: noon, Sunday, Soldier Field.
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/13
BROADCAST: FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (GB), 135 (Chi.). XM: 85 (GB), 229 (Chi.).
PACKERS NOTES: In 12 starts vs. Chicago with 10-plus attempts (including playoffs), QB Aaron Rodgers is 10-2 (.833) and has won past 7 in row…RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 216 yards (108 per game) and two TDs in two meetings…WR Jory Nelson had 10 catches for 161 yards in last meeting. Since 2011, is one of two in NFL with 3,000-plus yards (3,673), 30-plus receiving TDs (31) and 15-plus average (16.3). In past two vs. Chicago, WR Randall Cobb has eight catches for 170 yards and two TDs. In last meeting, had two TDs, including GW 48-yarder with 0:38 remaining. Has five TDs in past four. TE Andrew Quarless had TD catch last week…Since 2010 (including playoffs), CB Tramon Williams ties for first in NFL with 20 INTs and CB Sam Shields is tied for fourth with 17 INTs. Shields had INT in last meeting. In 2010 NFC Championship Game, had two INTs, sack and forced fumble. LB Clay Matthews has 5.5 sacks in his past two vs. Chicago. Aims for third meeting in row with two-plus sacks. LB Julius Peppers played four seasons in Chicago (2010-13) and had 37.5 sacks. Since entering NFL in 2002, ties for second in NFL with 119.5 sacks…
BEARS NOTES: QB Jay Cutler has eight passing TDs, most by Bear in first three games of season (Sid Luckman, seven)…RB Matt Forte has 336 scrimmage yards (168 per game) and four TDs in past two vs. Green Bay…WR Brandon Marshall aims for fourth in row vs. Green Bay with TD. Since 2012, has 27 receiving TDs, tied for most in NFL. WR Alshon Jeffery had three catches for 80 yards (26.7 avg.) with long of 67 yards in last meeting. Had eight catches for 105 yards last week. TE Martellus Bennett and Marshall are tied for NFC lead with four receiving TDs. Bennett is one of three in NFL with TD in all three games…Rookie CB Kyle Fuller has three INTs and two forced fumbles in past two. Is only player with three-plus INTs and two-plus forced fumbles in first three games of season in past 20 years. LB Lance Briggs had sack in last meeting. DE Jared Allen has 16.5 sacks in past 12 vs. Green Bay (including playoffs). Had career-high 4.5 sacks vs. Green Bay (10/5/09 with Minnesota). Since entering NFL in 2004, leads NFL with 128.5 sacks. CB Tim Jennings has interception in two of past three meetings. Since 2012, is second in NFL with 13 INTs and ties for 3rd with three INT-TDs.
|STREAKS||6 of past 7|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||McCarthy: 10-6||Trestman: 1-1|
|LAST WEEK||L 19-7 at Lions||W 27-19 at Jets|
|PASSING||A. Rodgers: 64-102-697-5-1-95.1||Cutler: 80-121-750-8 (1C)-2-98.2|
|RUSHING||Lacy: 36-113-3.1-0||Forté: 42-136-3.2-0|
|RECEIVING||Nelson: 23 (T3L)-351 (2L)-15.3-1||Bennett (TE): 20-161-8.1-4 (T1C)|
|TAKE/GIVE||+2 (T3C)||+4 (T1C)|
|SACKS||5 tied: 1||Young: 4 (T1L)|
|INTs||3 tied: 1||Fuller (R): 3 (1L)|
|PUNTING||Masthay: 43.5||O’Donnell (R): 43.6|
|KICKING||Crosby: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG)||Gould: 21 (9/9 PAT; 4/4 FG)|