We have less than eight hours to go before the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears kick off for the first time this season. By now, you probably know that Aaron Rodgers has an 8-2 record against the Bears, but that both of his losses came in Monday night games. We don't expect that trend to continue tonight.
While you get ready for the game, we'll have you covered over at our Gameday Central stream with any and all news relating to tonight's game. We look forward to seeing everyone in the game thread around 7:30, and Go Pack Go!
Packers DBs prepare to go up against pushy Bears WRs - JSOnline
Watching Alshon Jeffery get called for multiple pass interference penalties last year was awesome. Hopefully we'll get a repeat performance.
Packers could win without Aaron Rodgers - JSOnline
I'm not so sure they'd be able to hold off the Lions for the division without QB12, but I do think they'd be able to snag a wild-card spot. A road game against one of the NFC's best would be a really tough draw, though.
Pete Dougherty column: Who's on Mount Rushmore for the Packers and Bears? | Packersnews
We might have gone over this before, but my votes go to Lambeau, Lombardi, Starr, and Favre. I hate myself for not including Hutson, but there are only four spots and I grew up in the Favre era.
Monday notes: Size doesn't define DT Mike Daniels | Packersnews
Micah Hyde on Mike Daniels: "If you were to tell Mike he’s not 6-4, I don’t even think he’d know that." #76 is arguably the most improved player on the Packers' roster this year (more on that later this week).
Weekend wrap: Lattimore's role and more - ESPN
I have been thinking the same thing as Rob Demovsky suggests here: the Packers' current #57 plays a lot like our old #55.
Packers vs. Bears: Five Questions to Ponder Ahead of Week 9 | Cheesehead TV
We've got Brendan who does our own "Five Things to Watch For", but Zach at CTV has another set.
Packers-Bears: 5 things to watch - ESPN Wisconsin
I love that three different people can write these lists and barely ever have any identical "things to watch".
2013 NFL playoff picture: Seahawks remain on top of the NFC - SBNation.com
Here's how we look as of right now. With a win tonight, Green Bay would move into a tie for the second spot in the NFC.
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