On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Sep. 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM CDT Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Monday, September 22, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT Humana playground build (morning session)

    Scheduled to appear: Andrew Quarless and Casey Hayward

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Humana playground build (afternoon session) Scheduled to appear: Datone Jones and Micah Hyde
  • Sat., Sep. 27, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Packers Everywhere pep rally (Chicago)

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to Chicago a day early with a free Packers Everywhere Pep Rally. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will take part in the pre-gameday excitement by greeting fans and participating in a Q-and-A session with Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the Packers. Packers alumni Mark Chmura and Don Beebe will also be at the rally to socialize with fans, sign autographs and discuss their thoughts on the next day’s game against the Bears. A round-table discussion with Packers.com writers Vic Ketchman, Mike Spofford and the audience will conclude the event.

  • Sun., Sep. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Packers at Chicago Bears Packers at Chicago Bears
  • Wed., Oct. 01, 2014 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Alumni Appearance (Murphy, Koch) Mark Murphy and Greg Koch are scheduled to appear at the Packers Pro Shop on Wednesday, October 1st, from 2:30-4 p.m.

News

Print
RSS

Packers vs. Bears: Five Key Matchups

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Packers.com's Vic Ketchman identifies the five key matchups to look for in Monday's Packers-Bears game


VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

1. Jordy Nelson vs. Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings—The Bears cornerbacks are the strength of the defense; Nelson is the best of a decimated Packers receiving corps. The game could be won or lost right here.

2. Packers run defense vs. Matt Forte—His numbers are still excellent: 116 carries, 533 yards, 4.6 yards per carry and six touchdowns. Stopping Forte is still job one for opposing defenses, and the No. 4-ranked Packers run defense should be up to the challenge. Stop Forte and make Josh McCown beat you.

3. Packers coverage teams vs. Devin Hester—Hester just returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown, and the Packers just allowed a kickoff to be returned 109 yards for a touchdown. This is a feature matchup.

4. Aaron Rodgers vs. Bears scheme—Bears Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker used a drop-seven scheme effectively against the Packers last season, when Tucker was the Jaguars’ defensive coordinator. He forced Rodgers to throw underneath and Rodgers patiently did just that. Again?

5. Sam Shields vs. Brandon Marshall—Shields is proving himself to be a shut-down cornerback. Marshall will give Shields another chance to prove his point.

Additional coverage - Nov. 1


 
blog comments powered by Disqus

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos