While games between these two teams usually are marquee matchups, this particular game won't quite feel the same. For starters, both the Packers and the Bears are facing a numerous amount of injuries, including quarterback Jay Cutler and outside linebacker Lance Briggs for Chicago.
Now this doesn't mean this game won't be enjoyable because both teams are still guaranteed to bring their absolute best to the field. However, we shouldn't be surprised if this contest doesn't have the same competitiveness as it usually would.
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Let's break down what Green Bay's game plan is going to need to be in order for the Packers to come away with the win in Week 9.
The Competitive Edge
The Bears are without Cutler and will be starting backup quarterback Josh McCown. Aaron Rodgers, on the other hand, is making impossible throws look ridiculously easy. This one wouldn't even be close if Cutler were healthy.
Advantage: Green Bay
The combination of James Starks and Eddie Lacy was quite explosive last week against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears also have a great one-two punch in Matt Forte and Michael Bush. This one is close, but Forte's versatility ultimately gives Chicago the edge.