News now! Early trip to Chicago a rarity

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 25, 2014 – 2:10 pm

140925-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Most of the time in Mike McCarthy’s tenure, the Packers have traveled to play the Bears in Chicago late in the season in the cold, crummy weather.

This year it’ll be different, with the first meeting in Chicago in September (as it was in 2010) and the second meeting back in Green Bay. That’ll be in early November this year, so there may not be a true cold-weather Packers-Bears game in 2014.

“I’ve always looked at the Chicago series as we get to play one in decent weather and one in bad weather,” McCarthy said after practice on Thursday. “They’re usually two totally different type of games. With the old (Chicago coaching staff), there were some distinct tendencies how they played you in the fall and how they played you in the winter. I think that will be the case again this year.”

There were no changes to the Packers’ injury report from Wednesday. LBs Clay Matthews (groin), Brad Jones (quad) and Nick Perry (wrist) were all limited participants. Everybody else was full.

“Clay took his individual reps,” McCarthy said. “He’s moving good.”

McCarthy still wasn’t certain whether Matthews would be available to play on Sunday, though.

“I don’t have a bead on it yet,” he said.

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