Packers Preview: Packers Take on Bears at Soldier Field
The Green Bay Packers try to keep their playoff hopes alive with their matchup against the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field.
The weather is expected to be frigid cold--temperatures hovering around zero degrees with winds expected to reach at least 10-20 MPH for the noon kickoff in Chicago.
The Packers (7-6) have won three straight coming into the game against the Bears but they still trail Detroit by two games in the NFC North. They also sit behind Washington and Minnesota for a wild-card spot:
Green Bay will be without running back James Starks (concussion) and linebacker Nick Perry (hand) who were downgraded to OUT with their respective injuries.
With a win, the Packers can even the all-time series with 94 wins. The Bears have led the all-time series since 1934.
The game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers could be the coldest since the Bears started tracking kickoff temperatures.
The previous record was set December 22, 2008 -- also against the Packers. The kickoff temperature was 2 degrees, with a frigid 13 below zero wind-chill temperature.
Chicago is poised to break that record today.