PACKERS (9-4) at BEARS (8-5), SUNDAY AT 12pm


 

PACKERS (9-4) at BEARS (8-5), SUNDAY AT 1 ET

- Packers: won 4 straight vs Bears (longest win streak in series since winning 7 straight from 2000-03)

- Packers: won 7 of last 8 games since 2-3 start

- NEXT LEVEL: Aaron Rodgers has completed 70.9 percent of his attempts with nine touchdowns and no interceptions against the Bears when facing four or fewer pass rushers in their last three meetings. Rodgers went 21-of-29 (72.4 percent) with a touchdown in Week 2 when the Bears used such pressure.

- NEXT LEVEL: Aaron Rodgers has been sacked or put under duress on 34.3 percent of his dropbacks over the Packers’ last four games. In the first nine games of the season, Rodgers was sacked or under duress on 20.1 percent of his dropbacks.

- Aaron Rodgers has thrown just 2 touchdowns over his last 3 games. That’s his fewest over any 3-game stretch since his first year as a starter in 2008.

- NEXT LEVEL: The Packers have averaged 6.4 yards per rush to the right side of the offensive line with three touchdowns the last two games with undrafted rookie Don Barclay taking the majority of snaps at right tackle (3.3 yards per rush, 0 TD to the left or middle). The Packers averaged 3.9 yards per rush to the right with zero touchdowns in the team’s first 11 games.

- Bears: lost 4 of last 5 games since 7-1 start

- Are the Bears in danger of missing the playoffs? The only team under the current playoff format (since 1990) to miss the postseason after starting 7-1 was the 1996 Redskins. The Bears have not missed the playoffs after a 7-1 start since 1948.

- The Bears defense has allowed over 100 rush yards in 7 straight games dating back to Week 8. Since then, they rank 28th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (141.0). This after ranking tied for 1st in the NFL weeks 1-7 when they held opponents to 71.0 rush yards per game.

- Brandon Marshall is coming off a week in which he became the first player in NFL history with 100 receptions in a single season for two different franchises. Marshall has a franchise record 101 catches this season.

- Marshall has 325 receiving yards over his last 2 games, the most he has ever had over any 2-game stretch. Marshall struggled in his first game against the Packers this season, recording just 2 catches for 24 yards.

- Jay Cutler had 4 interceptions in his last game against the Packers. For his career, he has 8 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 7 games against Green Bay. His 15 interceptions against the Packers are two shy of the most against the team in the Super Bowl era (Fran Tarkenton, Vinny Testaverde – 17)

- NEXT LEVEL: Since joining the Bears in 2009 Jay Cutler has thrown 16 interceptions against the Packers (including playoffs), with 11 of those coming on throws more than 10 yards downfield. That’s the most such interceptions for a quarterback against a single opponent during that time.

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