The Chicago Bears worst nightmare is about to get real as they face the Green Bay Packers with QB Aaron Rodgers in the lineup, this Sunday at 4:25 PM ET at Soldier Field, with the NFC North title at stake.
Rodgers has been out since week 9 with a collarbone injury, but he was clear to play on Sunday by the team doctors.
“It’s a great learning experience,” Rodgers said. “Every time you’re faced with adversity you can take something away from that. For me, it was to be able to step back and look at the team from a different perspective, be on the headset. It’s tough to not be out there with the guys, but I think you learn a lot through the process, you find new ways to lead, you realize how important your attitude, your enthusiasm, your energy you bring to practice can be to the guys
Rodgers is 8-3 vs the Chicago Bears with 19 TDs and 6 INTs on his career.
Chicago blew the opportunity to clinch the division with a win over the Eagles last week; instead they were trashed and now are facing a win or go home situation.
“I’ve got to be the voice of reason,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said. “I’ve got to see the big picture. Every coach handles themselves differently in these situations, and there’s no right way to do it for coaches because they all handle them differently. This is the way we’ve done it, trying to maintain some practicality works in this case.”
The NFL lines have the Packers are 3 points favorites on the road.