- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

GREEN BAY (7-6) at CHICAGO (3-10)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Packers by 4½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 7-5-1, Chicago 6-7

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 94-93-6

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Bears 26-10, Oct. 20

LAST WEEK - Packers beat Seahawks 38-10; Bears lost to Lions 20-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 12, Bears No. 28





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Packers going for fourth straight win after dropping four in row. … Green Bay is tied with Minnesota for second in NFC North, two games behind Detroit. … Green Bay has won six straight at Soldier Field, including 2010 NFC title game. … Packers have chance to pull even in NFL’s oldest rivalry. … Green Bay intercepted Russell Wilson five times last week. … QB Aaron Rodgers is 14-4 against Bears, including postseason. He has thrown for 1,334 yards, 17 TDs, one INT in his past five games against Chicago. … Rodgers, who leads NFL with 32 TD passes, hurt his right calf last week. He was already dealing with sore left hamstring, has taken some time off practice this week, but says he will start. … Packers coach Mike McCarthy revealed this week that former WR Ty Montgomery is now a full-time RB. … LB Julius Peppers ranks fifth all-time with 142½ sacks. … LB Clay Matthews aiming for third straight game at Chicago with INT. … Bears WR Alshon Jeffery returns from four-game suspension for violating NFL’s policy against performance enhancers. … QB Matt Barkley has thrown for 720 yards, four TDs, two INTs past three games with Jay Cutler, Brian Hoyer injured. … DE Akiem Hicks has seven sacks - three in past two games. … LB Leonard Floyd leads NFL rookies with seven sacks. … LB Jerrell Freeman is serving final game of four-game suspension for PED violation. … Fantasy Tip: Leg injuries aside, Rodgers would be good pick this week given his success against Bears and at Soldier Field in particular. Two-time NFL MVP has 18 TDs, five INTs and 107.7 rating in eight regular-season games on lakefront.


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