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Pregame warmup: Win and get in

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 29, 2013 – 2:27 pm

With kickoff less than an hour away, here’s a final rundown on Packers-Bears from Soldier Field.

Win and get in

The winner of this game wins the NFC North and will host a playoff game next weekend. If the Packers win, they would be the No. 4 seed in the NFC. If the Bears win, they could be either the No. 3 or 4 seed depending on the Eagles-Cowboys result later Sunday night.

For more on the NFC playoff possibilities on the final Sunday of the regular season, click here.

Rodgers, Cobb both back

QB Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played since Nov. 4 and WR Randall Cobb hasn’t played since Oct. 13, but both are back for this showdown with a playoff berth at stake.

Rodgers’ availability has been a week-to-week sage, while Cobb just returned to practice two weeks ago but has shown enough to be activated from temporary injured reserve.

The last time the two were on the field together was in the first half at Baltimore back on Oct. 13, and other than the first series of the first Chicago game on Nov. 4, both players missed the earlier meeting with the Bears this season.

Weather update

It’s not a pleasant day in Chicago. Temperatures are in the high 20s and expected to drop throughout the game. Winds are around 20 mph or more, and there’s been a steady drizzle during pregame. Expect the conditions to have an impact on this game.

Milestones in reach

Packers WR James Jones needs just nine receiving yards today to set a new single-season career high. Jones had 784 yards last year.

LB A.J. Hawk, with 1,010 career tackles, needs just five more to move past Nick Barnett for No. 2 on the all-time franchise list. Hawk also needs just 11 more tackles to surpass John Anderson for the top spot. Tackles have been an official statistic only since 1975.

Changes at LB

The Packers knew they were coming into this game without LB Clay Matthews (thumb), but LB Brad Jones was a surprise pre-game scratch despite being probable on the injury report with an ankle injury.

LB Jamari Lattimore is replacing Jones in the starting lineup at ILB, while the Packers will be starting Mike Neal and rookie Andy Mulumba at OLB. Nick Perry is also active and expected to play at OLB.


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109 Responses to “Pregame warmup: Win and get in”

  1. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    GO PACK GO,!!!

  2. By BIG CHEESE on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    GO PACK GO

  3. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Lacy 150 and two scores … Rodgers three td’s who knows how many yards!

  4. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    No disrespect … Starks at least one score

  5. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Go Cobb and of course the man , Nelson

  6. By Jim on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    I can see it now. Eddie “The Lacer” Lacy laces into would be Bear tacklers, leaving them littering the field as he bulldozes his way to a 200 yard day!

  7. By BIG CHEESE on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    zzyzxidaho – As a fan from Starksville, I agree. Spread it around in typical Packer fashion!

  8. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Yes mr cheese, pack ball at its best!!

  9. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    GO PACK GO

  10. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Lookin’ pretty COOOOLD!!! Man Up Gents- time for NFC North FOOOOOOOTBALL!!

  11. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, as usual they flag the retaliation …. Play smart

  12. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    yeah that was stupid

  13. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    good to see rodgers out there

  14. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    doesn’t look like he has rust

  15. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Got all day in the pocket. :) Its good to have Rodgers back…

    Playing some fast paced football.

  16. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    If they protect like that all day…slice em and dice em!!

  17. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    They will for most of the day… They’ve got Rodgers making the adjustment calls. :)

  18. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Knocking on the door >=^)

  19. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    :)

  20. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Eh…. A bit of rust. Shake it off, guys.

  21. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Next possession, no worries! Here come the rust comments! Bull s is what I say

  22. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Why NOT PLOW Lacy in for 7???

  23. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Oh hush up…. I just said exactly the same thing as you did. :p There isn’t any need to use the podium.

  24. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Because they didn’t know Rodgers was going to throw the pick. It happens.

  25. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Well, looks like Chicago is capitalizing on the TO.

  26. By justin on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    wow! does our defence ever suck!

  27. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Just sayin…empty backfield on the 6 and a (Great) QB coming back after weeks…just sayin’…

  28. By Canadian Bill on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like it will be a nailbiter till the end. Defence must play better

  29. By Plow on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Nice how the commentators miss that the pick was due to Quarles quitting on his route. One again defense plays like garbage. They have zero clue what they’re doing. Lovely coaching

  30. By bag on my head on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Please please fire dom please for the love of god

  31. By Dale on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Put Flynn Back In!

  32. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Just hate seeing them play from behind with that D

  33. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Beginnings of yet another defensive let down

  34. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    @Plow, he was throwing to Boykin and didn’t see Conte.Boykin looked like he was open when you consider that Rodgers didn’t see Conte.

  35. By bag on my head on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    We have midgets corners really what a d

  36. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Lots of football left.

  37. By Plow on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    He was throwing to Quarless and he led him. That’s why he was cursing after the play. We’ll just see how many more balls go his way

  38. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Packers will score

  39. By Dale on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Really…PUT FLYNN IN…

  40. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Losers!!!!!!!

  41. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Dale really shut up

  42. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Why are we throwing so Much anyways???

  43. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    You can’t know that for sure, Plow. Unless you have deciphered Rodgers’ hand signals. :(

  44. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Now there’s a STOP! Good job Micah!!

  45. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Damn good question Sandy. I thought the Bears run d was at the bottom of the league. I think it’s Aaron’s ego.

  46. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    None of you would be questioning the play calls if Rodgers didn’t throw two INTs..

  47. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    You’re absolutely right Mike, but he did. Lacey’s been good for 5 every time. Why not run the ball more?

  48. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    That’s why they’re throwing it. :)

  49. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Will someone shove a cheese wheel in Aikmans mouth??? Please!

  50. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    bad call really aikman

  51. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Karma time

  52. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Announcers think its a bad call. It did look like he dove on him hard.

    Refs don’t have replay. Announcers don’t seem to realize that.

  53. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    It was close. The slow motion made it look soft. However, the refs don’t have replay. It looked like a pretty hard dive.

    They’re trying to discourage players from trying to take him out.

  54. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Wow… double reply… I thought it didn’t post… :p

  55. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    OK…You might be right MIKE…till lacy gets some longer cleats anyways…

  56. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    I usually mute my tv when I see aikman commentating.

  57. By bag on my head on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Field goals wont win it

  58. By bag on my head on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Cant make the red zone and not put 7 on the board period

  59. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Defense needs to show up… Give Rodgers some time to get in his groove.

    He’s not playing his best football.

  60. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    There we go! >:)

  61. By Canttakeit on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Every break going Chicago’s way so far and only down by 4. We’ve got this!

  62. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    damn bush should have had that pick

  63. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Bush?? A Hero Again?? Mr. DECEMBER???

  64. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Packers will score again before the half! All you so called packer fans should get another team! Like the eagles!

  65. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    That’s takin’ it to ‘em Eddie!!

  66. By Canadian Bill on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Camon offense Go Pack

  67. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Ohhhh…I Hope HE’s o.k.

  68. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    TOUCHDOWN BABY!!!

  69. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Nice heads Up Boykie!!

  70. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    LOL. They didn’t get it wrong there. Bears fans will insist that the refs blew that…. but they didn’t.

  71. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Well Aikman did say Peppers needed to step up his game today…Way To Step It Up JP!!!!!

  72. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Luckily, Boykin was the only one who had good sense to go get it. hehe

  73. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Yes! What a turn of events!!

  74. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    that was nice lol

  75. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Get some points, then come back in the 2nd half with the ball. :)

  76. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Man, Lacy isn’t getting anywhere today.

  77. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    gotta give some credit to the bears run D

  78. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, when its a divisional game, all bets are off on defense.

  79. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Offensive line did a fantastic job!!!

  80. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Where’s our O-Line?? Or is Lacy just struggling with pushing off with the ankle?

  81. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    2nd half is packer time. Opening kickoff …. 8 minute drive and a td

  82. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Not every run can be 10 yards! Patience wins

  83. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Chill Sandy, all is ok

  84. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    I haven’t been able to watch the game except for what I see on NFL red zone. From wht I’ve seen, when Lacey runs between the tackles he does well. When they try to get him outside there’s nothing

  85. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    I need to be held…

  86. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think he can cut with the ankle so call straight up the middle for him and to the outside with Jimmie James!!

  87. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Sandy, are you thin?? ;)

  88. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Well I’m Certainly NOT Fat!!!

  89. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    More like Special Ed Teams!!!

  90. By Canttakeit on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Come on McCarthy, give us a chance!

  91. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Sandy, you are held then :)

  92. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Could we bench the fat slob 90?? His Face weighs 90…His Gut weighs 90…each leg weighs 90…He’s a PIG!!

  93. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Why are they smart enuff to run it Every Down against a No Run D?????????????

  94. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Idaho…Needed that!! Good ta hear ure not a chubby chaser!

  95. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Special teams can’t set the defense up like that…. or TDs will happen. >=(

  96. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Good play calls now

  97. By sandy becker on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Welcome back Randall- going to the newest Blog now gang!!

  98. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Bout damn time…. Now keep the rhythm !!! Bears suck on d even worse then the packers! Lol

  99. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Cobb had a great big smile like all of us! Welcome back bro

  100. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    This defense is absolutely horrible!!!! The team can’t have anything good happen without the D f-in it up.

  101. By Mike on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Good lord….. You can’t leave that guy wide open. They’re throwing it to the side lines and Shields has NO help? Come on.

  102. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    yeah this is getting ridiculous

  103. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Time for a new defensive coach! Tired of his fat ego

  104. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    looks like it hit the ground

  105. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    It didn’t hit the ground you pud

  106. By zzyzxidaho on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Baby Huey sucks! He actually threw it up out of desperation

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    My girlfriend says to have another beer

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    Can they stop baby Huey??????????

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