BEARS vs. PACKERS: Week 15 Pre-Gamin' - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Social Navigation


BEARS vs. PACKERS: Week 15 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

Matt Nagy doesn’t give a heck about the Chicago Bears’ recent struggles against the Green Bay Packers:

Since the start of the 2009 season, the rivalry has been a one-sided butt-whipping contest. In fact, the Bears have just three wins in their last 20 matchups against the Packers. Of those 17 Packers wins since 2009, seven have been double-digit defeats. Simply put, it hasn’t been fun for Bears fans in recent years.

To be fair, Nagy shouldn’t care about what happened in the past – particularly the games he wasn’t around to coach. The whole idea of drafting quarterback Mitch Trubisky and hiring Nagy to coach was with the intent of tilting the scales back in the Bears’ favor and to give the team a competitive chance against Aaron Rodgers and the rest of That Team in Wisconsin. Both of Trubisky’s starts against Green Bay have been one-score losses, so at least things have been more competitive of late.

Soon enough, there will be bigger fish to fry for Nagy, Trubisky, and the rest of the Bears. But they’ll need to clinch a postseason berth (as early as today) before we start crossing that bridge.

And in case you needed a little extra motivation, here you go:

Game Info

Chicago Bears (9-4, 1st NFC North) vs. Green Bay Packers (5-7, 3rd NFC North) -noon, FOX (Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9

Odds: Bears (-5), Over/Under 46.5, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Game Thread and Week 15 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, the return of QB1 can get the Bears back in the win column.

Your Week 15 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (9-4) vs. Joe Philbin (25-28 overall, 1-0 with Packers)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 2,579 yards, 21 TD, 12 INT, 64.4 completion pct., 92.1 rating

Last week vs. Rams: 16-30, 110 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, 33.3 rating

versus

Packers: Aaron Rodgers: 3,700 yards, 23 TD, 1 INT, 62.0 completion pct., 99.6 rating

Last game vs. Falcons: 21-32, 196 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 103.1 rating

Bears Inactives:

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson
  • WR Taylor Gabriel
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG James Daniels
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Bryan Witzmann
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DT Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Bilal Nichols
  • OLB Khalil Mack
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Roquan Smith
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Cody Parkey (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), Anthony Miller (kick returner), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Packers Inactives:

Packers Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Aaron Rodgers
  • RB Aaron Jones
  • WR Davante Adams
  • WR Randall Cobb
  • WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • TE Jimmy Graham
  • LT David Bakhtiari
  • LG Lane Taylor
  • C Corey Linsley
  • RG Justin McCray
  • RT Jason Spriggs

Packers Defense Expected Starters:

  • LDE Dean Lowry
  • NT Tyler Lancaster
  • RDE James Looney
  • LOLB Kyler Fackrell
  • ILB Blake Martinez
  • ILB Oren Burks
  • ROLB Clay Matthews
  • CB Jaire Alexander
  • CB Josh Jackson
  • FS Tramon Williams
  • SS Kentrell Brice

Packers Specialists:

  • Mason Crosby (kicker), JK Scott (punter, holder), Hunter Bradley (long snapper) Tramon Williams (punt returns), Bashaud Breeland (kick returns)


Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.