Found September 12, 2012 on Bears Backer:

In two games against the Chicago Bears in 2011, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was held under 300 yards passing.

Unfortunately he tossed three or more touchdowns in those two games for the Pack, which were victories for them.

The Packers could be without star wide receiver Greg Jennings who is doubtful with a groin injury.

This could be big news for the Bears defense. Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb become the top three receivers, while tight end Jermichael Finley will try to exploit the middle of the field where he has had success.

The Packers were the third top offense in 2011, averaging 35 points and 405 yards per game. 

They faced a stingy San Francisco 49ers defense last Sunday in their 30-22 home loss. They lost once at home all season in 2011.

Aaron Rodgers tossed 303 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 44 pass attempts. Former Bear Cedric Benson carried the ball nine times for 18 yards, while Rodgers ran five times for 27 yards.

It will be interesting to see if the Bears stack the box with eight men. They might just let Cedric Benson try to beat them because Rodgers is lethal with his passes and with time he could really dangerous.

The Bears were fortunate enough to generate pressure with their front four in their week one victory over Indy on Sunday. The Packers offensive line isn’t that much better, but their quarterback certainly is.

Rodgers will test cornerbacks Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and Kelvin Hayden throughout the night.

Chris Conte and Major Wright were solid against Indy combining for nine tackles and one interception. They need to be in the right spots or it could be a long night for the Bears in Green Bay.

The biggest concern at this point should be Brian Urlacher’s play in nickel situations. He was held out of most of the second half in the home opener because Lovie Smith wanted to get him rest.

That all makes sense, but he showed he isn’t exactly up to game speed at this point. He could be a liability in the middle of the field if he still at that same point which he likely will be.

The Bears defense will have its hands full with Aaron Rodgers and his top targets Jordy Nelson, Jermichael Finley and James Jones. The secondary will have to play solid on its end in order to give the Bears a chance in this one.

The key matchup to watch all night is how the secondary of the Bears reacts to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.


Jake Perper is the owner and head writer for Follow him on Twitter, @Bearsbacker and on Facebook for up to the minute news about the Bears.


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