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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for November 1, 2013

In the first batch of November curds, we look ahead to the Packers-Bears game on Monday night.

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Joe Robbins

Did everybody stock up on trick-or-treat candy so you have a full year's supply of peanut butter cups left over? Good, because Winter is coming. With it comes the first Packers-Bears game of the year, which is of course the focus of our Cheese Curds on a Football Friday. We found looks into the matchups between the Packers' secondary and Bears' receivers, as well as a key player looking on track to return for Green Bay's special teams. Start clicking!

David Bakhtiari has had all the answers for the Packers on the blind side - JSOnline
Great quote from Bakh: "In college, I can remember when I went against Nick Perry because I went against Nick Perry. I can remember him. Each week (in the NFL), they're all studs."

Packers to showcase secondary depth against Bears - JSOnline
Here's a surprise - Brandon Marshall will continue to get double-teamed all game long. The bummer for us is that Jay Cutler won't be there to force his passes into that coverage.

Interactive: Bears suffer through 26 QBs to Packers three since Favre | Packersnews
Speaking of which, were's your annual reminder to never take the Packers' long string of continuity at quarterback for granted.

Notebook: Taylor's return should boost Packers' struggling special teams | Packersnews
And boy, do they need him back on the coverage units.

Crosby accentuates positives, gets back on track - ESPN Wisconsin
Crosby went 13 of 15 (86.7%) in the last four games to win NFC Special Teams Player of the Month. That's a far cry from his abysmal 2012.

Facing Bears and McCown Provide Packers Opportunity to Improve Turnover Ratio | Cheesehead TV
It's time to turn the cumulative -2 turnover ratio positive.

James Anderson to call defense vs. Packers - ESPN
Instead of Lance Briggs making the calls on the field, it will be the linebacker who plays opposite him who wears the helmet with the green dot on Monday night.

Bengals vs. Dolphins 2013 final score: Miami win on overtime safety, 22-20 -
Way to go, Andy Dalton - throwing three picks (including a pick-six in the red zone) and losing the game on a safety. This loss came at great cost to the Bengals too - reportedly DT Geno Atkins tore his ACL.

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