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

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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