Green Bay has won at least two of its first three games for the third consecutive season and for the eighth time in the last 11 seasons. Not only because of what is happening off the field around the National Football League, but also because of the challenges on it.
Glennon had two fumbles and two interceptions, and the mistake-prone Bears couldn't recover from their quarterback's terrible start in a 35-14 loss on Thursday night to the Green Bay Packers. However, as far as the football is concerned, that's when the challenge will begin. Who will prevail? Will the Bears be able to overcome their terrible record against Aaron Rodgers?
Recently however, it has been quite lopsided with the Packers holding a 14-3 record over the Bears in the past seven years. He lost in Chicago in 2008 and 2010, while also losing at Lambeau in 2013 (he only played the first quarter) and 2015 on Thanksgiving night.
Well, the Packers clearly have the advantage at the quarterback position, with the legendary Aaron Rodgers going up against the not-so-legendary Mike Glennon. The Packers defense now ranks in the bottom half of the league against the run, allowing 113.7 yards per game on 4.5 yards per carry to their opponents this season. I have confidence that this Packers team is at least two touchdowns better than the Bears - even with their injury issues. The banged up Packers' offense is going to be hard pressed to move the ball against a good Bears' defense.
As of the moment, the team still hasn't decided if they are placing him on the injured reserve list. His physical style of play will be key tonight.
Jones was drafted for his speed, quickness and big-play ability, but he's a capable inside pounder when needed - see the red-zone TD he scored on his solid night in relief (13 carries for 49 yards). And he could be on the run again Thursday, because Green Bay is likely to be without its top five offensive tackles. But this week in Bears vs Packers, they get to prove that the upset over the Steelers was for real and not a fluke. Too often this season Glennon has found himself scooping balls off the ground or grabbing them from above his head as the snaps have been inconsistent, and Whitehair has to be more precise in order to help Glennon get into his read progression faster.
Green Bay also confirmed that defensive tackle Mike Daniels and offensive tackles Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari will not be suiting it as well. That's why Rodgers is averaging 49 passing plays per game, way above his career average of 35.
The 33-year-old quarterback posted a photo of him and his teammates locking arms, while a cameraman in a hat films them from below.