Bears Receiver Eddie Royal Out For Sunday's Game With Toe Injury

CHICAGO IL- DECEMBER 18 Head coach Mike Mc Carthy of the Green Bay Packers reacts on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field

The Packers are tied with the Bears at halftime in Chicago, which they may find the product of both good and bad fortune given the way things played out late in the first half.

Thankfully, head coach Mike McCarthy had some good news to report on Monday regarding Rodgers' calf injury.

In 2007, the temperature was 16 but strong and swirling winds whipped across the shore of Lake Michigan as the Bears routed the Packers 35-7.

"That's just what we are coached to do", Montgomery said. Pace has his work cut out for him in free agency and draft ahead of us. And people who vote tend to remember those kind of big-moment plays, and they become the tiebreakers as long as the other candidates' statistics are comparable. Lang and Lane Taylor, who collided during a screen pass. Westwood One will air the game on radio across the country.

It took Alshon Jeffery three quarters to shake the rust off, but he proved to be the spark for the Bears' offense when their backs were against the wall, catching all six of his passes in the fourth quarter, including an eight-yard touchdown that gave his team hope.

They had tied it on a field goal by Connor Barth with 1:19 left.

The team that runs the ball better and defends the run best will have a huge edge.

"I just thought the whole orchestration of that was tremendous discipline and composure, especially to make that play". But Chicago had two timeouts left, so to concede would have meant a sure punt and no guarantee of overtime. Micah Hyde broke up a potential go-ahead touchdown pass, and the Packers won their fourth straight despite blowing a 27-10 lead in the fourth quarter. "I think we have confidence in Ty, want to get him a number of touches, but this was definitely unexpected in the best way possible".

"And I think the biggest play was. not only after the completion of the play but just getting it all coordinated, make sure we had 11 [guys on the field] and getting Aaron taking the play clock down there to three seconds and then setting it up for Mason's two kicks". "[Nelson] was able to run a post and run away from the corner". He joins Ahman Green as the only Packers to run for 150-plus yards and two scores against the Bears in 192 regular-season meetings.

Three straight turnovers by the Packers' defense - a strip-sack by Julius Peppers and two interceptions by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - led to the 17 points. Without Eddie Lacy (IR) and James Starks (concussion) uncertain for Sunday, the Packers are scraping to generate consistent gains from a rotation of running backs that includes Montgomery, a player the Bears scouted in great depth two years ago and know well from head-to-head showdowns. However, that may also prove hard against Green Bay's 10th ranked run defense that is allowing fewer than 97 rushing yards per contest.

"He is 250 pounds and he is a beast", McCarthy said. "He's 225 pounds and he's a beast".

If you would like to receive an email each time a new Chicago Bears article is published, fill out our email notification form. They have given up big scoring days to even so-so offenses - see blowing the lead to a Matt Barkley-led Bears offense. The Steelers feel comfortable there anyway, having taken the past three and six of seven, including that 18-16 wild-card playoff last January when penalties on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict and CB Adam "Pacman" Jones set up Pittsburgh's winning field goal in the final seconds. While the Bears had precious few, they did carve up the Packers by targeting the soft spots in the zone. They've also much improved their all-around defense from '15.