Packers-Bears: Key matchups

Clifton, Tauscher will have their hands full on Sunday

Packers RT Mark Tauscher and LT Chad Clifton vs. Bears DEs Adewale Ogunleye and Alex Brown
Tauscher and Clifton, whose combined play on a shaky offensive line this season has generally been beyond reproach, will have their hands full dealing with the league's most dynamic pass-rushing duo. Clifton especially will be under the gun in lining up against Brown most of the time. Clifton is susceptible to false-start penalties and will have to be precise getting off with the snap to keep the speedy Brown from wreaking more havoc than he already has in the backfield and putting QB Brett Favre in danger.

Bears RB Thomas Jones vs. Packers defensive front
The last three times he's played against Green Bay, Jones has rushed for 100-plus yards, averaging 131 per outing. He had a 152-yard effort in an upset win on the road last season. The once-stalwart Packers rush defense has rolled over for Minnesota's Mewelde Moore and Philadelphia's Brian Westbrook the last two weeks, and both of those backs aren't in the same echelon as Jones.

Packers QB Brett Favre vs. CB Nate Vasher
Favre leads the NFL with 19 interceptions but has a career record of 12-1 as a visitor against the Bears. Vasher is tied for third in the NFL with six interceptions.

Packers WR Donald Driver vs. Bears CB Charles "Peanut" Tillman
Driver leads the Packers by wide margins with 59 catches and 844 yards. Tillman has been scorched by the Panthers' Steve Smith and the Bucs' Joey Galloway the past two weeks.


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