Week 10 Pre-Gamin': Packers at Bears – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Week 10 Pre-Gamin’: Packers at Bears – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

Even though the Green Bay Packers enter this game short-handed, this has the feel of a turning point game for the Chicago Bears – specifically on the defensive side of the ball.

With Aaron Rodgers out (collarbone), the playing field has leveled and we should get a chance to see how far these Bears have really come. Draft picks like Leonard Floyd, Eddie Goldman, Adrian Amos, and Eddie Jackson have an opportunity to pick on a fifth-round quarterback and a weakened offensive line. Recent free agent additions such as Prince Amukamara, Akiem Hicks, Marcus Cooper, and others have a chance to show why the front office brought them to Chicago to provide a veteran presence to a young defense.

While there is a heightened sense of importance for a Mitch Trubisky-led offense to perform after a bye week, this is an opportunity for Chicago’s defense to show it can take advantage of a prime situation.

We’ll see if this group is up for the challenge.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (3-5, 4th NFC North) vs. Green Bay Packers (4-4, 3rd NFC North) – noon, FOX-TV (Thom Brenneman, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman)

Odds: Bears (-6), Over/Under 38 via Bovada.

Game Thread and Week 8 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 Bears get back in the win column.

Your Week 10 Preview lives here.

Coaches

John Fox (131-117 overall, 12-28 with Bears) vs. Mike McCarthy (118-65-1 with Packers)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 512 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 47.5 completion percentage, 66.2 rating

versus

Packers: Aaron Rodgers Brett Hundley: 489 passing yards, 1 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 58.8 completion percentage, 58.3 rating

Bears Inactives

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • FB Michael Burton
  • WR Markus Wheaton
  • WR Tre McBride
  • TE Adam Shaheen
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Josh Sitton
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Mitch Unrein
  • OLB Pernell McPhee
  • ILB Christian Jones
  • ILB Nick Kwiatkoski
  • 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), Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Packers Inactives:

Packers Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Brett Hundley
  • RB Ty Montgomery
  • FB Aaron Ripkowski
  • WR Jordy Nelson
  • WR Randall Cobb
  • TE Lance Kendricks
  • LT David Bakhtiari
  • LG Lane Taylor
  • C Corey Linsley
  • RG Jahri Evans
  • RT Justin McCray

Packers Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Dean Lowry
  • NT Kenny Clark
  • DT Mike Daniels
  • LOLB Clay Matthews
  • ILB Jake Ryan
  • ILB Blake Martinez
  • ROLB Nick Perry
  • LCB Davon House
  • RCB Damarious Randall
  • SS Josh Jones
  • FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Packers Specialists:

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

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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.