Chicago Bears Vs. Green Bay Packers: 10 Considerations for ‘Rust Or Rest’ Debate

December 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes in life, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. In this case, football mirrors life, so no matter what the Bears decide to do on Sunday against the Packers, there will be critics arguing that it was the wrong thing.
Should the Bears rest their starters on Sunday to avoid injury, or should they go all out to beat a bitter rival?
A lot depends, of course, on whether the game actually means something to the Bears. That will be known prior to the game, as the Falcons and Saints results will be in before the Bears game starts.
But no matter what the Bears do, there will be people who will use the old "rust vs. rest" argument to support their position.
If the Bears decide to rest their starters, there will be many who fear that the team will not be ready to play in the playoffs. A first round bye means that if players don't play this Sunday, it will be three weeks without game time.
If the Bears do play their starters and&mdas...

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