Pre-Throwback-Gamin': Bears at Packers (Thanksgiving, 2015) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Throwback-Gamin’: Bears at Packers (Thanksgiving, 2015) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

Believe it or not, the start of the John Fox era brought hope to Chicago Bears fans.

Fox brought a level of professionalism that had been missing during the two years of the Marc Trestman era. Gone were Trestman’s non-sensical press conferences, incompetent coaching decisions, and general calamity that engulfed the Bears organization. In its place was Fox, who brought a breath of fresh air by simply being an adult. Going from Trestman to Fox was like going from a disheveled substitute teacher to a tenured professor.

No game represented the difference between Trestman and Fox than the Thanksgiving battle between the Bears and Packers in 2015. Chicago wasn’t any good, but they weren’t supposed to be at that point of the teardown/rebuild process. Green Bay, meanwhile, was humming along, per usual. And on Thanksgiving night in 2015, the Bears were sent to Lambeau Field essentially to be the walk-over homecoming opponent for the Packers as they celebrated Brett Favre’s return and retirement ceremony.

But a funny think happened along the way. Unlike the Bears teams that rolled over and gave up 50+ points to the Packers in their last road meeting under Trestman’s watch, Fox’s gang mucked things up against That Team in Wisconsin and pulled off an epic upset win.

The 17-13 victory was arguably *THE* highlight of Fox’s tenure in Chicago. But it was also the first moment Bears fans had something to cheer about since the two-year dark ages of the Trestman era had ended. And damn, it sure felt good.

Tonight on NBC Sports Network, a replay of John Fox’s finest hour with the Bears will take center stage. Let’s re-live the magic together.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (4-6) at Green Bay Packers (7-3) — Thursday, November 26, 2015

Game Thread

Your game thread is down in the comments. I’ll be chiming in with tweets while watching the game at @BN_Bears. Join me as I re-live what might be the greatest win of John Fox’s time in Chicago.

Coaches

Bears John Fox vs. Packers Mike McCarthy

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Jay Cutler: 2,310 yards, 13 TD, 6INT, 92.7 rating (through 9 games)

versus

Packers: Aaron Rodgers: 2,482 yards, 23 TD, 3 INT, 101.8 rating (through 10 games)

Bears Offensive Starters

  • QB Jay Cutler
  • RB Matt Forte
  • WR Alshon Jeffery
  • WR Marquess Wilson
  • TE Zach Miller
  • TE Khari Lee
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Matt Slauson
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • RG Patrick Omameh
  • RT Kyle Long

Bears Defensive Starters

  • DE Jarvis Jenkins
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • OLB Pernell McPhee
  • ILB Jonathan Anderson
  • ILB Shea McClellin
  • OLB Willie Young
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Tracy Porter
  • CB Bryce Callahan
  • S Adrian Amos
  • S Chris Prosinski

Bears Specialists

  • Robbie Gould (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter), Thomas Gafford (long snapper), Marc Mariani (punt returns), Deonte Thompson (kick returns)

Packers Offensive Starters

  • QB Aaron Rodgers
  • RB Eddie Lacy
  • WR Davante Adams
  • WR James Jones
  • WR Randall CObb
  • TE Richard Rodgers
  • LT David Bakhtiari
  • LG Josh Sitton
  • C J.C. Tretter
  • RG T.J. Lang
  • RT Bryan Bulaga

Packers Defensive Starters

  • DE Letroy Guion
  • DT B.J. Raji
  • DT Mike Daniels
  • OLB Mike Deal
  • ILB Clay Matthews
  • ILB Nate Palmer
  • OLB Julius Peppers
  • CB Damarious Randall
  • CB Sam Shields
  • S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
  • S Morgan Burnett

Packers Specialists

  • Mason Crosby (kicker), Tim Masthay (punter), Brett Goode (long snapper), Randall Cobb (punt returns), Jeff Janis (kick returns)


Author: Luis Medina

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