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Week 12 Preview: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Previewing the match-up between the Chicago Bears visiting the Green Bay Packers, focusing on key injuries and game notes.



WAS @ DAL | LV @ ATL | NO @ DEN | KC @ TB | BAL @ PIT | ARZ @ NE | CHI @ GB | SEA @ PHI

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
When: 11/29 @ 8:20pm ET
Watch: NBC
Point Spread: Packers -9.5
Over/Under: 44
Moneyline: Bears +360 | Packers -435

Bears Key Injuries: Nick Foles, QB, (D), Tarik Cohen, RB, ACL (IR)
Packers Key Injuries: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Achilles (Q), Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Knee (Q), A.J. Dillon, RB, COVID-19 (IR)

NOTES: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has 2+ touchdown passes in two of his three starts this season. Has 10 touchdowns vs. three interceptions for 95.5 rating in his past five vs. NFC North. Running back David Montgomery has 50+ scrimmage yards in five of his past six on road. Has 323 scrimmage yards (80.8 per game) and two touchdowns (one rush, one receiving) in four career road games vs. NFC North. Wide receiver Allen Robinson led team with six receptions and 43 receiving yards in Week 10. Has eight games with 5+ receptions this season, tied-second most in NFL. Had seven receptions for 125 yards in last meeting. Aims for his third in row vs. GB with 7+ catches and 100+ receiving yards. Has 70+ receiving yards in seven of his past eight vs. NFC North. Aims for his ninth in row vs. NFC North with 5+ catches. Tight end Jimmy Graham has four receiving touchdowns in five road games this season. Had 93 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons (2018-19) with GB. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had 49 scrimmage yards (30 rush, 19 receiving) in Week 10. Had 104-yard kick return touchdown in Week 10, longest kick return in franchise history. Has eight career kick return touchdowns, tied with Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington for most in NFL history. Linebacker Roquan Smith led team with season-high 14 tackles, three tackles for loss and sack in Week 10. Aims for his third in row with sack and fourth in row with 11+ tackles. Had sack in only career game at GB (9/9/18). Leads NFL with 15 tackles for loss this season. Linebacker Khalil Mack had third-career interception in Week 10. Has 4.5 sacks, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, fumble recovery and interception touchdown in five career games vs. GB. Safety Eddie Jackson has forced fumble in three of his past five. Safety Tashuan Gipson had second-career fumble recovery in Week 10.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns vs. one interception for 110.7 rating last week. Aims for his fourth in row with 300+ pass yards. Aims for his sixth in row with 2+ touchdowns and 100+ rating. Has 28 touchdowns vs. four interceptions for 107.9 rating in 12 home starts vs. Chi. Has 13 touchdowns for 106.3 rating in his past six starts on SNF. Ranks second in NFL with 29 touchdown passes and can become fifth quarterback in NFL history with 7+ seasons of 30+ touchdown passes. Running back Aaron Jones had sixth rush touchdown of season last week. Had two rush touchdowns in last home meeting and aims for his third in row at home vs. Chi. with rush touchdown. Has four touchdowns (two rush, two receiving) in his past four on SNF. Has 23 touchdowns (20 rush, 3 receiving) in 22 career home games. Running back Jamaal Williams had first receiving touchdown of season last week. Aims for his fifth in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards. Wide receiver Davante Adams had seven catches for 106 yards and touchdown last week. Is fourth wide receiver (Hall-of-Famer Cris Carter, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Adam Thielen) with 7+ catches and receiving touchdown in five consecutive games in NFL history. Is first player since Calvin Johnson (2011) with 800+ receiving yards (847) and 10+ receiving touchdowns (10) in his first eight games of season. Aims for his fifth in row at home vs. Chi. with receiving touchdown. Tight end Robert Tonyan had sixth touchdown catch of season last week, most among NFC tight ends. Linebacker Za’Darius Smith had tackle for loss and pass defended last week. Is one of two (T.J. Watt) with 8+ sacks (eight) and 10+ tackles for loss (10) this season. Has five sacks in his past four at home. Linebacker Christian Kirksey led team with 11 tackles and had first interception of season last week. Safety Raven Greene had second-career forced fumble in Week 11.

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