Week 1- @ Seattle -LOST 36-16
Week 2- N.Y. Jets -WON 31-24
Week 3- @ Detroit -LOST 19-7
Week 4- @ Chicago -WON 38-17
Week 5- Minnesota -WON 42-10
Week 6- @ Miami -WON 27-14
Week 7- Carolina -WON 38-17
Week 8- @ New Orleans -LOST 44-23
Week 9 BYE
Nov 9 Chicago 7:30 pm
Nov 16 Philadelphia 12:00 pm
Nov 23 @ Minnesota 12:00 pm
Nov 30 New England 3:25 pm
Dec 8 Atlanta 7:30 pm
Dec 14 @ Buffalo 12:00 pm
Dec 21 @ Tampa Bay 12:00 pm
Dec 28 Detroit 12:00 pm
Jan 3/4 Wildcard Weekend TBA
Jan 10/11 NFC Divisional TBA
Jan 18 NFC Championship TBA
Feb 1 Super Bowl XLIX
The Packers and Bears just finished their bye week, and they'll tee it up at Lambeau Field on NBC Football Night in America this Sunday night.
When these two last met in week 4, remember the Packers were 1-2, fresh off an ugly 19-7 beatdown in Detroit. And Aaron Rodgers came up with the R-E-L-A-X quote, and from there, he and the team got on the roll and won 4 straight games, until falling apart in the 3rd quarter in New Orleans, again.
On the flip side, the Bears entered that game at 2-1, coming off back to back road wins, including at San Francisco in week 2.
This the 49ers team that the Packers lose to all the time.
But the Bears have only won one game since that week 3 win at the Jets. That win was at Atlanta. The Bears have not won a home game yet, but have 3 road wins. That presents in interesting dynamic here in this game.
For Chicago, Jay Cutler has, well, been Jay. There's Good Jay and there's Bad Jay. We've seen a lot of Bad Jay lately.
Here are some quotes & comments from Sunday and this week, via twitter:
Richard Deitsch · Oct 26
QBs always get too much credit -- and too much of the blame -- but Bears management's faith in Jay Cutler will prove to be a disaster.
He may not be the only problem but I believe he’s the biggest problem with this team.
- Kurt Warner on Cutler this morning
Stephen A Smith · Oct 26
The Chicago Bears are a disgrace.....led by their QB Jay Cutler. Just pathetic.
Ian Rapoport - Oct 27
Meanwhile, in Chicago, Bears GM Phil Emery on QB Jay Cutler: “We’re a 3-5 team and he’s a 3-5 quarterback right now.”
But I believe, without question, more blame lies with their defense.
Bears' run defense has been an issue. Now the pass defense is too. Opponents' QBs over last 6 quarters ... 43-53, 480 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs.
- Tannehill started 14-14 last week at Chicago.
- Brady started 12-13 this week.
Remember, when the Packers won at Chicago, 38-17, the Packers didn't have to punt the ball at all. True, neither did the Bears, but because of two Cutler interceptions, that game turned from a shootout battle down to the wire, into a rout. Kind of like what happens to the Packers at New Orleans.
The Bears are brought in, and are paying LaMarr Houston $7M, Jared Allen $8M, Willie Young $3M. Young has been great getting to the passer with 7 sacks, but Allen has just 1.5, while Houston 1. But worse, Houston suffered a season-ending ACL injury celebrating that lone sack, while down by 25 points to the Patriots in the Bears' most recent game.