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Cheese Curds, 12/16: Frigid temperatures expected for Packers-Bears

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Green Bay will face one of its coldest games in recent memory on Sunday, and the team is leaving nothing to chance.

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The Green Bay Packers have certainly been involved in their fair share of cold-weather games. After all, your stadium doesn't earn the moniker of "The Frozen Tundra" without them. However, this week's contest at Soldier Field in Chicago will rival any weather conditions that have been seen at Lambeau Field.

The positioning of the Bears' stadium - right on the edge of Lake Michigan - lends itself to bitterly cold wind chills, as the air blows in off the lake. Expect that to be a major factor in Sunday's game, and the Packers are already working on preparations for what equipment to use on Sunday afternoon.

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The previous one was the game late in 2007, which despite the 16-degree temperature, had a wind chill of negative-18.

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Corey Linsley's snapping hand won't be gloved, unlike every other hand on the Packers' offensive line. There's too much at stake with the snap of the football to risk anything other than a 100% sure grip.

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Dean Lowry, Datone Jones and Jayrone Elliott are playing bigger roles on defense lately due to injuries on the front seven (and a suspension), and all three have come through with flying colors.

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Oh, poor former Packer Jon Ryan. That was brutal.

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Everybody: we have a chance to work out for NFL teams! Except not really, as it's limited to players who entered the league in the last three years or were active at some point in 2016.