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Week 4 Pre-Gamin’: Bears at Packers – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

If you’re a fan of what is traditionally considered Chicago Bears football, then last week was right in your wheelhouse.


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Bears running backs rushed 35 times, the quarterback threw it just 22 times, and the defense held the opposition to 17 points in a grind-it-out overtime win. If the Bears are going to make the Green Bay Packers their next victim, they’ll need to stay committed to the run rather than ask quarterback Mike Glennon to throw it 40 times. Chicago is 5-1 when Jordan Howard gets at least 20 carries, so the run early, run often game plan should be in full effect in front of a nationwide primetime audience.

It might not look pretty, but winning ugly is better than the alternative.

Game Info

Green Bay Packers (2-1, T-1st NFC North) at Chicago Bears (1-2, 4th NFC North) – 7:25 CT on CBS, NFL Network (Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox), Amazon Prime, WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman), Westwood One (Kevin Kugler, Mike Holmgren

Odds: Packers (-7.5), Over/Under 45 via Bovada.lv

Game Thread and Week 4 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can watch the start of a winning streak.

Your Week 4 Preview lives here.

This week’s inactive list – which doesn’t include Josh Sitton or Akiem Hicks – can be read here.

Coaches

John Fox (129-114 overall, 10-25 with Bears) vs. Mike McCarthy (116-62 with Packers)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mike Glennon: 615 passing yards, 3 touchdown, 3 interceptions, 67.3 completion percentage, 79.8 rating

versus

Packers: Aaron Rodgers: 967 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 66.4 completion percentage, 93.1 rating

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mike Glennon
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • FB Michael Burton
  • WR Kendall Wright
  • WR Markus Wheaton
  • TE Dion Sims
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Kyle Long
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Josh Sitton
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Mitch Unrein
  • OLB Willie Young
  • ILB Christian Jones
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Marcus Cooper
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Connor Barth (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Andrew DePaola (long snapper), Deonte Thompson (kick returner), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

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Packers Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Aaron Rodgers
  • RB Ty Montgomery
  • FB Aaron Ripkowski
  • WR Jordy Nelson
  • WR Randall Cobb
  • TE Martellus Bennett
  • LT Adam Pankey
  • LG Lane Taylor
  • C Corey Linsley
  • RG Jahri Evans
  • RT Justin McRay

Steelers Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Dean Lowry
  • NT Kenny Clark
  • DT Montravius Adams
  • OLB Clay Matthews
  • ILB Jake Ryan
  • ILB Blake Martinez
  • OLB Nick Perry
  • CB Quinten Rollins
  • CB Damarious Randall
  • FS Morgan Burnett
  • SS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Packers Specialists:

  • Mason Crosby (kicker), Justin Vogel (punter, holder), Taybor Pepper (long snapper), Jeff Janis(kick returns), Trevor Davis (punt returns)

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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.


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