Thursday Night Football Week VII (Bears v Packers)

Da Bears of Chicago (1-5)  travel to the no-yet-frozen tundra of Green Bay (3-2) for one, if not the, oldest rivalry in pro ball. Chicago leads the overall series 93-91-6 and are looking to get another leg up on the inconsistent Packers.

Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, playing in relief of an injured Jay Cutler, has thrown for over 300 yards in each of his four starts for the Bears this year and has 1396 total paling yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. With Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy out with an ankle injury, it may actually come down to a shootout between Hoyer and Aaron Rodgers. With only 1170 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, Rodgers is actually on the downside of this affair, statistically.

While the Bears are all but out of the playoff hunt already, Green Bay still has a legitimate shot at upending division leading Minnesota if they can get their program in gear and stay there. However, these divisional games in the NFC Norse are always tough and often become a last man standing affair. Will that be Hoyer or Rodgers? Only time will tell.