Week 4 Preview: Packers at Bears

Here is a quick-hitting look at Sunday's game between the Packers (1-2) and Bears (2-1) at Chicago.

GREEN BAY (1-2) at CHICAGO (2-1)

KICKOFF: Sunday, noon, FOX

OPENING LINE: Packers by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD: Green Bay 0-3, Chicago 2-1

SERIES RECORD: Bears lead 93-89-6.

LAST MEETING: Packers beat Bears 33-28, Dec. 29, 2013

LAST WEEK: Packers lost to Detroit 19-7; Bears beat New York Jets 27-19

AP PRO32 RANKING: Packers No. 17, Bears No. 8

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Game marks 189th meeting in NFL's oldest rivalry. ... Packers beat Bears in playoffs-or-bust finale last year at Soldier Field. Aaron Rodgers, in return from broken collarbone, hit wide open Randall Cobb for 48-yard TD on fourth-and-8 with 38 seconds left for NFC North title. Bears were in all-out blitz. S Chris Conte missed coverage assignment. ... Including playoffs, Packers won four straight and five of six at Soldier Field. ... Green Bay one win away from joining Chicago as only franchises with 700 regular-season victories. ... Packers tied for sixth in NFL with five takeaways. ... Rodgers 9-3 with 21 TD passes, eight INTs, 68.4 completion rate against Bears, not including NFC title game victory four years ago. Broke left collarbone after getting sacked by Shea McClellin in loss to Bears last Nov. 4. ... Jordy Nelson with 23 receptions, most by a Packer in first three games of a season, for 351 yards. ... DE Julius Peppers with sack last week, bringing total to 119 1/2. ... LB Clay Matthews with 51 sacks, three shy of tying DE Aaron Kampman for fourth on Packers' list. ... Bears seeking 750th win. ... After this game, Chicago plays four of five on road. ... Bears tied for league lead with eight takeaways. ... DE Jared Allen seeking first sack. ... DE Willie Young tied for NFL lead with career-high four sacks. ... Rookie CB Kyle Fuller with league-leading three interceptions. ... K Robbie Gould needs six field goals and 71 points to surpass Kevin Butler for most in franchise history in each category. ... WR Alshon Jeffery leads Bears with 223 yards receiving. Had 105 against Jets.

PACKERS NFC NFL
TEAM
Turnover Margin (+2)3t 8t
Points Scored (18.0)14 27
Points Allowed (26.3)14 28
Total Offense (289.3)14 28
Rushing (78.7)14 27
Passing (210.7)11 21
Total Defense (354.3)9 20
vs. Rush (156.0)16 30
vs. Pass (198.3)3 6
Third-Down Offense (47.2%) 7 8
Third-Down Defense (50.0%) 14 29
Red-Zone Offense (55.6%)7 14
Red-Zone Defense (55.6%) 8t 17t
INDIVIDUAL
Category NFC NFL
Passing: Rodgers (95.1)8 13
Rushing: Lacy (113)16 36t
Receptions: Nelson (23)2t 3t
Rec. Yds.: Nelson (351)2 2
Interceptions: Three players (1) 4t 9t
Sacks: Five players (1)18t 45t
BEARS NFC NFL
TEAM
Turnover Margin (+4)1t 3t
Points Scored (25.0)7 9t
Points Allowed (20.7)5 11
Total Offense (300.0)13 27
Rushing (64.0)16 32
Passing (236.0)8 14
Total Defense (377.7)12 23
vs. Rush (144.7)13 26
vs. Pass (233.0)8 16
Third-Down Offense (41.7%) 9 14
Third-Down Defense (42.5%) 6t 16t
Red-Zone Offense (80.0%)2 2
Red-Zone Defense (33.3%) 2 2t
INDIVIDUAL
Passing: Cutler (98.2)6 9
Rushing: Forte (136)12 28
Receptions: Bennett (26)5t 9t
Rec. Yds.: Jeffery (223)13 21
Interceptions: Fuller (3)1 1
Sacks: Young (4.0)1t 1t


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