Morning Buzz: Packers season hangs in balance vs Bears
Welcome to your game day Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column, which looks at the fact that jobs are undoubtedly on the line over the second half of the season.
One thing you have to say about Mike McCarthy’s 12 years as Green Bay Packers coach: He has kept his team together in hard times.
In his first season, he started 1-4 but finished 8-8.
In 2013, he was winless (0-4-1) in the first five games after Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone but recovered to make the playoffs.
And last year, he was 4-6 and on the brink of playoff elimination, then didn’t lose again until the NFC Championship game.
But we’re in the midst of McCarthy’s toughest test yet in that way.
Tom Silverstein gives you five things to watch during today’s game:
Tom also writes on the need for Brett Hundley to learn from his errors against Detroit:
If the Packers are going to show they are more than just Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Wood says it has to start today:
Mike McCarthy isn’t worried about his guys looking for revenge:
Ryan and I look at keys to today’s game:
The Packers’ preferred replacement for Bryan Bulaga is Questionable:
Elsewhere, the drama around Martellus Bennett continues:
A slew of Packers came to the defense of Dr. Pat McKenzie after Bennett attacked him via social media:
NFL Network features the obvious:
Rob Demovsky writes on Davante Adams and the team not being worried about Danny Trevathan:
It’s going to be cold and wet at Soldier Field:
Lots of folks betting against the Packers today. Here’s one:
The Packers and Bears extend the league’s oldest rivalry today:
With a start today, Brett Hundley is in rare company:
The guys at Playbook preview today’s game:
Cheesehead TV has their game preview as well:
The crew at Packers Wire predicts the game:
Evan Western writes Mike McCarthy should give Hundley more up tempo opportunities: