It’s time. The Green Bay Packers, with their playoff hopes on life support but still certainly breathing, are at Soldier Field this afternoon to play the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears in week 15.
The two teams traded blows in week one at Lambeau Field, but it was Aaron Rodgers who got the last laugh. After leaving with a knee injury in the second quarter, Rodgers returned after halftime and led a furious comeback in the fourth quarter as the Packers won a 24-23 thriller on Sunday night.
Since then, however, the teams have moved in opposite directions. The 9-4 Bears can clinch the NFC North title with a victory today, while likely eliminating the Packers from playoff contention at the same time. Meanwhile, a Packers win keeps them alive in the hunt for the postseason, though they will still need help. Green Bay could still be alive if they lose today, but in that case they would need to see the Minnesota Vikings lose to the Miami Dolphins to keep them afloat.
Get ready for today’s contest with our Game Primer, and keep it here to follow along and discuss the game.