With the game against the Chicago Bears plainly in sight for Aaron Rodgers and company, the Green Bay Packers are in the middle of preparations for Sunday's game. They have much to do to recharge a struggling offense, but a date against a Bears defense that has give up big chunks of yardage could be just what the doctor ordered.
Of course, that Chicago D is once again adept at forcing turnovers, so ball security will be a critical piece to the puzzle if the Packers are to leave the Windy City victorious. Here are some of the stories being discussed about the upcoming game.
Bears are nearly all new on defense | Packers.com
Except for the linebackers, that is...and Lance Briggs and D.J. Williams aren't exactly getting any younger. That defense has still given up 5 yards per carry this year.
Lacy says pad level key to slow start | Packersnews.com
Pad level is a concern, but ball security is not for Eddie Lacy, who isn't satisfied but is also not freaking out about a slow start.
Aaron Rodgers, the game after struggling - JSOnline
Here's a look at some stats for Rodgers in bounce-back performances after poor games. The record suggests that he'll be in for a big day on Sunday against Chicago.
A philosophical shift | ESPN Wisconsin
We touched on this yesterday when breaking down Mike McCarthy's comments, but Jason Wilde goes in depth. It's not about changing personnel for the coach anymore, it's about keeping defenses on their heels thanks to the offense's tempo.
Aaron Rodgers not offended by mock 'belt' celebration, feels bad for injured Stephen Tulloch | FOX Sports
"I feel bad for him. I have a lot of respect for him, the way he plays...I'm sure he's pretty disappointed." I'm sure he is, Aaron. I'm sure he is.
Meet the woman who wants to make the NFL pay its taxes - SBNation.com
The league claims that it's a "trade organization promoting an industry", and that it deserves tax-exempt status on that basis. Your thoughts?
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