Packers vs. Bears: Five Key Matchups

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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