Packers Take on Bears in Thursday Night Football
Football’s best and longest played rivalry is renewed Thursday night at Lambeau Field as the 3-2 Green Bay Packers host the 1-5 Chicago Bears in a game that can be seen on CBS 58.
The Packers-Bears rivalry started in 1921 and features the two teams with the most overall wins in NFL history (the Bears have 759 wins, the Packers 755). The two teams have won a combined 22 NFL championships and have put a combined 58 people in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Green Bay enters the Thursday night showdown with major questions at a couple of key positions. Eddie Lacy has already been ruled out, as have six other Packers players. The running back depth is thin enough that the Packers traded for Kansas City Chiefs backup Knile Davis earlier this week. The secondary, already without Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins for this game, will be missing Sam Shields for an extended period of time. The cornerback has been placed on injured reserve.
Health isn’t much better on Chicago’s side of the ball. Josh Sitton is doubtful and hasn’t practiced all week. The Bears have been without quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Jeremy Langford for extended periods of time, and fell to 1-5 with a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday.
Before the game, CBS 58 will air a thirty minute program previewing the NFC North rivalry called Border Battle. Tune in at 6:00 on CBS 58 for that show. CBS Network coverage immediately follows.