Chicago Bears: Storylines to watch in game against Green Bay Packers

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Can the Bears slow Rodgers and the Packers down?

As I mentioned earlier, Rodgers didn’t have his best game against the Bears the last time they met. The Bears pass rush was also able to get to him, sacking him three times. There was a period in the game, however, during the second and third quarters that he looked like the Rodgers we’re used to seeing. The Packers scored 17 straight points in that period.

The Bears pass rush has to repeat what they did in the first game, but they need to sustain it. If they can limit the big plays by Rodgers and his favorite target, Davante Adams, they have a shot.

The Bears also have to limit Aaron Jones. He had 110 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the last game between the two teams.

In the first and fourth quarters, the Bears did a good job of limiting the Packers (well except for the game-clinching drive in the fourth quarter). If the defense can look at what they did in those quarters and repeat that for the entire game this time around, the Bears might have a shot at pulling an upset.

Adding to the intrigue of the game is that this may be the final game Rodgers plays against the Bears in a Green Bay uniform. He may bolt at the end of the season. If he does, I’m sure the Chicago Bears will pay his moving expenses. However, it would be nice if they beat Rodgers on his way out.