Opponent Preview: Packers vs. Bears

We have a bunch of stats and quick-hitting notes to get you ready for tonight's game.


LAST GAME — 9/13/15: Packers 31 at Bears 23. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushinged for 85 yards and a touchdown.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 11/9/14: Packers 55, Bears 14. Green Bay QB Rodgers threw for 315 yards and 6 touchdowns (145.8 passer rating). Packers CB Casey Hayward recorded 82-yard interception-rerception return for a touchdown.

REFEREE — Ed Hochuli

BROADCAST — NBC (7:30 p.m.): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Tony Boselli, Laura Okmin (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Chicago), 82 (Green Bay). XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Chicago), 82(Green Bay).

THURS. RECORD 23-20-2 18-25-2
STREAKS 10 of past 11
COACHES VS. OPP. Fox: 4-2 McCarthy: 14-6
LAST WEEK L 17-15 vs. Broncos W 30-13 at Vikings
PASSING Cutler: 192-303-2310-13-6-92.7 Rodgers: 214-347-2482-23-3-101.8
RUSHING Langford (R): 78-250-3.2-5 Lacy: 105-408-3.9-2
RECEIVING Bennett (TE): 50-425-8.5-3 Cobb: 47-553-11.8-6
OFFENSE 352.1 341.9
DEFENSE 340.9 368.6
SACKS McPhee: 5 Peppers: 6.5
INTs 5 tied: 1 4 tied: 2
PUNTING O’Donnell: 45.1 Masthay: 43.0
KICKING Gould: 84 (15/16 PAT; 23/26 FG) Crosby: 75 (24/24 PAT; 17/19 FG)

BEARS NOTES: Play 34th Thanksgiving game (second in row)…QB Jay Cutler aims for fourth Thursday game in row with two-plus touchdowns…In past five vs. Green Bay, RB Matt Forte has 754 scrimmage yards (150.8 per game) and five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving). Rookie RB Jeremy Langford has five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) in past five…WR Alshon Jeffery has 15 catches for 166 yards (83.0 yards per game) and three touchdowns in past two on Thursday. TE Martellus Bennett, who had touchdown in Week 1, will not play. Since 2014, he leads NFL tight ends with 140 catches. WR Marquess Wilson had his first 100-yard game (102 yards) last week…LB Pernell McPhee has five sacks and interception in his past seven. LB Willie Young has sack and interception in past two games. Rookie S Adrian Amos had his first career sack last week. LB Lamarr Houston has three sacks in past three games.


PACKERS NOTES: Host first Thanksgiving game since 1923…QB Aaaron Rodgers has won 10 of past 11 starts vs. Chicago (including playoffs) and has 116.1 rating. In past three meetings, has 13 touchdowns, zero interceptions and 146.7 rating. Has thrown 54 touchdowns vs. two interceptions with 120.5 rating in past 21 at home (including playoffs). Has 14 touchdowns, two interceptions and 112.4 rating in seven Thursday games…RB Eddie Lacy has touchdown (four rushing, one receiving) in all five meetings…WR Randall Cobb has six touchdowns in past four meetings. Has 10 touchdowns in past 10 vs. division. WR James Jones had two touchdowns in Week 1 and has seven touchdowns in past six meetings…LB Clay Matthews has 6.5 sacks and two interceptions in past five meetings.  LB Julius Peppers has 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in past two vs. Chicago. In past five on Thursday, has 5.5 sacks and 49-yard interception-touchdown. Is only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (132) and 10-plus interceptions (11). DE Datone Jones had two sacks last week. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads team with 71 tackles. Has sack and interception in past two. Rookie CB Damarious Randall leads team with 12 passes defensed.

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