The Green Bay Packers are seeking to improve to 6-3 as they return from their bye week to face the Chicago Bears, who have lost three consecutive games.
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The Green Bay Packers are coming off a bye week that came at a perfect time for them. They had their four-game winning streak snapped by the New Orleans Saints as they lost, 44-23.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hobbled in the second half with a hamstring injury, but he will be back along with cornerback Sam Shields.
The Packers defense felt their cornerback’s absence as they were picked apart by Saints quarterback Drew Brees and gashed by running back Mark Ingram.
They will look to get back on track against the Chicago Bears, who are also coming off a bye week. The Bears have lost three consecutive games, and they were blown out by the New England Patriots, 51-23.
Quarterback Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes but also committed two turnovers, and they received a deadly blow to their defense when defensive end Lamarr Houston had a season-ending knee injury from celebrating a sack.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall had another quiet game with three catches for 35 yards, marking his second consecutive game with less than 50 receiving yards.
The Bears will seek to get back on track and get back in the NFC North race, but the Packers will be hungry for a bounceback win in front of their home crowd.
Prediction: Packers 34, Bears 21