Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Packers, Bears face off in winner-take-all division game

6:36 PM, Dec. 28, 2013  |  Comments
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler shows his frustration against the Packers in December 2012.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler shows his frustration against the Packers in December 2012.
  • Filed Under

When: 3:25 p.m. central time kickoff

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago

Watch it: Game will be broadcast on Fox

Forecast:

Talk it up: Tweet your thoughts live during today's Packers-Bears matchup using #wdhPack, then visit www.wausaudailyherald.com for our roundup of what fans had to say.

Keys to the game:

Packers: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs to knock the rust off fast after missing the last seven weeks with a broken collarbone suffered at the hands of these same Chicago Bears. The Pack also needs to take advantage of the Bears once-vaunted defense, which is dead last in the NFL against the run, surrendering a whopping 161 yards per game on the ground. Finally, they must fill holes left when all-pro pass rusher Clay Matthews went down with a broken thumb and top cornerback Casey Hayward was lost to a hamstring injury.

Bears: All eyes in Chicago are on quarterback Jay Cutler, who is a dismal 1-8 against the Packers in his career. He is in the final year of his contract with the Bears and having his best season ever, even after missing several games to groin and ankle injuries. Chicago must find a way to get the ball to what fans are calling the new Monsters of the Midway - a corps of receivers who tower over most cornerbacks and have helped vault the Bears to the No. 5 passing offense in the NFL.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
573 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1013 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports