The Green Bay Packers are 12-2 in their last 14 games against the Chicago Bears, who are headed to Lambeau Field on Thursday night for the first meeting between the two rivals in 2017. The Packers came back and won.
The Packers may be sitting at 2-1 on the year, but everything's far from ideal in Green Bay.
The last game Rodgers quarterbacked against the Bears was just last December.
Green Bay put together a 10 game consecutive win streak from November, 1992 to December, 1998 during the Brett Favre and Mike Holmgren era.
John started three games previous year at right tackle for the Cardinals before suffering a shoulder injury at the end of the third game, landing him on injured reserve.
Week Three is going to fool a lot of people when it comes to picking this weekend's games and I'm fighting hard not to be one of them. That's the approach the Bears took with longtime nemesis Aaron Rodgers in the spring and now comes the point when they have to face the two-time league MVP on the field again. Last week's Thursday nighter will probably be one of the best games of the year. He's thrown for over 13,000 yards against the NFC North, 111 touchdowns and a measly 21 interceptions.
Chicago is now 5-0 ATS against a team with a winning record, 7-3 in their last 10 games overall, and 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday night games.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has already pretty much done everything for his team throughout what has been a tremendous career.
While much of the first half of the game should be dry, fans should be prepared for some light showers during the second half.
Chicago's defense looks to be legitimate. The Atlanta Falcons led the Packers 31-7 in the third quarter of Week Two. The Bears lost in Tampa Bay due to their four turnovers, and the Buccaneers only outgained Chicago by one yard.
Injuries, as they tend to be for these Thursday games, will be a major story line right up until the inactives are named 90 minutes before kickoff.
Bakhtiari, Green Bay's left tackle, hasn't played since injuring his hamstring in Week 1 against Seattle. Backup tackle Kyle Murphy is also on the injury report, which doesn't bode well for Green Bay on a short week. Even so, Rodgers was sacked six times by the Bengals and under significant pressure all game long. "I've been progressing every day since the injury".
"It seems like him and Jordy are in each other's minds", said Amukamara, who faced Rodgers a few times as a member of the New York Giants.
Over on the Packers' side, they're now 2-1 this season following a loss to Atlanta sandwiched between wins over Seattle and Cincinnati.