Bears vs. Packers: Behind Enemy Lines with Green Bay Columnist Matt Stein

November 3, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Even after their bye week in Week 7, the Chicago Bears are in a tough spot, heading into a Monday night game with long-time rival Green Bay.
The last time we saw the Bears, they gave up 45 points, including a touchdown with under a minute left in a four-point loss to the Washington Redskins. As if the loss weren't bad enough, they suffered big injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Lance Briggs.
The Bears appeared to have finally figured out the offensive problems they've struggled with in recent years, but now their defense has taken a huge step back. The Bears rank second in the league, scoring 30.4 points per game, a 10th of a point better than the Packers. They're also giving up 29.4 points per game, however, the fourth worst rate in the league.
Now they travel to Lambeau Field where they take on a Green Bay team that appears to be hitting their stride. The Packers are 5-2 and in first place in the NFC North. They're coming off of a 44-31 road win over the...

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