Sitton, Lang, Burnett active vs. Bears

Robert Zizzo
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Three Green Bay Packers starters who were battling injuries were active for Sunday's game.

Starting guards Josh Sitton (toe) and T.J. Lang (ankle), and safety Morgan Burnett (calf) all were listed as questionable to play but suited up.

All three ended up making significant contributions.

Sitton and Lang helped stabilize and offense that produced 16 first downs, 358 and 42 points in the first half, a half where Rodgers was not sacked in 24 pass attempts.

Burnett had four tackles in the first half, including an 8-yard sack of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on a fourth-and-10 play from the Packers' 34 late in the first half.

Linebacker Jamari Lattimore, who had started five games this season, was inactive. Sam Barrington started alongside A.J. Hawk at inside linebacker.

Other inactives for the Packers were newly acquired offensive tackle Jamon Meredith, wide receiver Jeff Janis, defensive tackle Luther Robinson, quarterback Scott Tolzien, linebacker Carl Bradford and cornerback Demetri Goodson.

Meredith, a fifth-round draft choice of the Packers in 2009, was signed this week to replace wide receiver Kevin Dorsey, who was placed in injured reserve.

For the Bears, tight end Martellus Bennett, who was questionable to play with a rib injury, was active. Bennett caught nine passes for 134 yards in the first meeting between these teams this season.

Inactive for the Bears were cornerback Terrance Mitchell, linebacker Khaseem Greene, linebacker Darryl Sharpton, offensive lineman Eben Britton, defensive end David Bass, linebacker DeDe Lattimore and tight end Blake Annen.

This week, the Bears placed starting guard Matt Slauson on injured reserve. Starting in his place was Michael Ola.

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