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Packers vs Bears: Numbers and Notes

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Packers vs Bears: Numbers and Notes

GREEN BAY PACKERS (2-0) AT CHICAGO BEARS (2-0)

SERIES

PACKERS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 90-82-6
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 4-4 Smith: 7-5
LAST WEEK W 34-7 vs. Bills W 27-20 at Cowboys
LAST GAME 12/13/09: Packers 21 at Bears 14.  Green Bay RB Ryan Grant rushes for 137 yards & 2 TDs as Packers get lone score of 4th quarter to erase 14-13 deficit en route to victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/13/09
BROADCAST ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden.  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (GB), 126 (Chi.).  XM: 124 (WW1), 102 (GB), 103 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 38-60-443-4 (T2C)-2-94.0 Cutler: 44-64-649 (3L)-5 (T1C)-1-121.2 (1L)
RUSHING Jackson: 29-92-3.2-1 Forté: 27-79-2.9-0
RECEIVING Driver: 9-68-7.6-2 (T3C) Forté (RB): 12-188 (3C)-15.7-3 (T2L)
OFFENSE 322.5 385.5 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +1 +2
DEFENSE 253.0 (1C) 289.0
SACKS Matthews: 6 (1L) Peppers, Urlacher: 1
INTs Burnett, Chillar: 1 D. Moore: 2 (T1L)
PUNTING Masthay: 41.0 Maynard: 35.2
KICKING Crosby: 19 (2C) (7/7 PAT; 4/4 FG) Gould: 16 (T3C) (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG)

NOTES

CLUBS MEET for 180th time (incl. playoffs), most in NFL history…PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS is 8-4 vs. division, completing 267 of 392 (68.1 pct.) for 3,184 yards with 22 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 107.1 rating.  Has 100+ rating in 8 of those 12…RB BRANDON JACKSON started last week & had TD run…WR DONALD DRIVER aims for 3rd in row with TD.  WR GREG JENNINGS has TD catch in 4 of past 6 vs. Chi.  TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY has 13 catches for 207 yards (103.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 on MNF.  Had 2nd career 100-yard game (103) last week...LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 3 sacks last week & is 1st Packer in history with back-to-back 3-sack games.  In 2 MNF games, has 2 sacks, FF & 42-yard FR-TD.  CB CHARLES WOODSON has 5 INTs in 5 career games at Chi.  S NICK COLLINS aims for 4th in row vs. Bears with INT.  Since 2008, Woodson leads NFL with 16 INTs & Collins ties for 2nd with 13.  In past 4 at Chi., has 4 INTs (1 TD).  CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had career-long 67 yard-INT vs. Chi. (9/13/09)…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has won 4 starts in row & has completed 86 of 135 (63.7 pct.) for 1,198 yards with 13 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 118.1 rating.  Aims for 5th in row with 100+ rating.  In career, when Cutler has 100+ rating, his teams are 17-0…RB MATT FORTÉ leads NFL RBs with 3 rec. TDs.  In past 2 division games, has 325 scrimmage yards (162.5 per game) & 2 TDs.  Has 1,136 receiving yards since start of 2008, most by NFL RB during span…WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER has 11 KR-PR TDs (7 PR, 4 KR), 4th most in NFL history.  Has 3 KR-PR TDs on MNF (2 KR, 1 PR).  Had TD catch last week.  TE GREG OLSEN aims for 3rd MNF game in row with TD.  WR JOHNNY KNOX had 5 catches for 83 yards & TD in last meeting…DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 3 sacks in past 2 vs. GB.  LB BRIAN URLACHER has INT in 3 of past 5 vs. GB, incl. 85-yard INT-TD.  DE MARK ANDERSON has 4 sacks in 5 career MNF games.  CB D.J. MOORE had 1st 2 INTs of career last week.

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TPacker's picture

first i guess

TPacker's picture

Jay Cutler sucks.

Chris Cook's picture

Cutler (this year) has been doing as well or better than Rodgers with a much inferior offensive line. Cutler rules, TPacker sucks.

TPacker's picture

Nothing like a bears fan to perpetuate a mildly personal attack on someone behaving in a light hearted manner. Sir, I believe you and your effective (as of only recently) qb should lighten up... I always did thing "big boi" Culter was a mopey fellow.

TPacker's picture

And I'll admit that Rodgers has had his share of problems this year. And I'll also give you that he has had to endure poor offensive line play that is true but I what I never said was that Rodgers was currently playing better than Cutler. For all you know is that I think they both suck. What I do know is that Rodgers, although playing "poorly" as of the moment, has a much higher ceiling than that of Mr. Cutler. It could be said that Cutler is only a big armed bimbo who has had only two good games. Which is entirely accurate. I respect your loyality to your team, but I find it is extremely misguided to assert (especially at this point in their careers) that Cutler is the superior quarterback. His potential is simply not there.

TPacker's picture

And your assertion of his "much" poorer offensive line play is bull in and of itself. Although Rodgers has gotten sacked 3 times this year as compared to Cutler's 5, his blockers have struggled in run blocking. And although you are right in asserting that offensive line play has a fairly large impact on QB performance, how would you explain Rodgers' far more impressive performance last year while standing behind what was unanimously declared the worst O-line in the league? The answer comes in his superiority, talent, and accuracy that helped him out preform almost every qb in the league (sans Drew Brees) as well as our good friend Jay.

Wiscokid's picture

I respect your opinion but I would make one slight correction. I believe that the male version of the term "bimbo" is actually "himbo" or alternatively "bob-bo". As to say Jay Cutler is a himbo or Jay Cutler is a bob-bo. Other than that small correction, I totally agree with you.

TPacker's picture

Yeah, next time before launching a tirade I should check the genders of my insults. haha.

BigbyATTACK's picture

Big game. Winning this one I think will give us a huge momentum boost. Man, I want to see this series evened up. 9 wins away from the head to head lead. Let's get one Monday, boys!

Chris Cook's picture

100% correct, this game is HUGE for both teams. But your Packers team is already expected to go to Superbowl and would certainly rebound if they lose. The Bears are not expected to go anywhere this year and may not rebound from a crushing loss to the Packers. This should be a great game, but I think the Bears have more to lose and I am hoping they pull this one off at home so they can split with the Packers this year. Here's hoping that neither team suffers any serious injuries. GO BEARS!!!

chicago hooligan's picture

Bears are something like 5/25 on 3rd down conversions, def. going to lose to the Packers if that stays the same.

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