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Green Bay at Chicago NFL Capsule Week 3

GREEN BAY PACKERS (2-0) AT CHICAGO BEARS (1-1)

SERIES

PACKERS BEARS
SERIES LEADER   91-83-6
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 6-5 Smith: 8-7
LAST WEEK W 30-23 at Panthers L 30-13 at Saints
LAST REG-SEA GAME 1/2/11: Bears 3 at Packers 10: Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers finds TE Donald Lee for 1-yard score in 4th quarter for decisive points as Packers clinch playoff berth.
LAST REG-SEA GAME AT SITE 9/27/10: Bears 20, Packers 17.  Chicago K Robbie Gould converts 2 FGs in final 4 minutes, including game-winning 19-yarder with 4 seconds left, to lift Bears.
BROADCAST FOX (3:15 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 86 (GB), 135 (Chi.).  XM: 235 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 46-65-620-5 (3C)-0-126.4 (1C) Cutler: 41-77-556-3-1-84.1
RUSHING Starks: 21-142-6.8-1 Forté: 26-117-4.5-0
RECEIVING G. Jennings: 9-144-16.0-2 (T3C) Forté (RB): 15 (T1C)-207-13.8-1
OFFENSE 409.0 311.5
TAKE/GIVE +4 (T3L) +2
DEFENSE 476.0 384.0
SACKS 6 tied: 1 Melton, Peppers: 2
INTs Woodson: 2 (T1L) Urlacher: 1
PUNTING Masthay: 40.9 Podlesh: 45.6
KICKING Crosby: 18 (9/9 PAT; 3/3 FG) Gould: 19 (4/4 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS LAST MET in NFC Champ Game (GB 21, Chi. 14)…PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS has won 5 of 7 starts vs. Chi. (incl. playoffs). In past 18 division starts with 15+ att. (incl. playoffs), has completed 392 of 577 (67.9 pct.) for 4,750 yards with 33 TDs vs. 12 INTs for 103.4 rating. Has won 8 starts in row (incl. playoffs) & has 100+ rating in 6 of those 8 contests…In past 5 vs. Chi., RB RYAN GRANT has rushed for 504 yards (100.8 per game) & 5 TDs. RB JAMES STARKS rushed for 74 yards & TD in NFC Champ…WR DONALD DRIVER has 9,666 rec. yards & passed HOFer JAMES LOFTON for most by Packer. WR GREG JENNINGS had 8 catches for 130 yards in NFC Champ. Since start of 2007 (incl. playoffs), has 44 rec. TDs, 3rd most in NFL. Incl. SB, WR JORDY NELSON has rec. TD in 3 in row. Had 84-yard TD last week…CB CHARLES WOODSON had 2 INTs & FR last week. Holds franchise record with 9 def. TDs (8 INT, 1 FR). Since start of 2006, his 8 INT-TDs are most in NFL. LB ERIK WALDEN had career-high 3 sacks in Week 17 meeting…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has won 7 of past 8 division games & has 100+ rating in 5 of those 8 contests. In career (incl. playoffs), when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 23-0…RB MATT FORTÉ has 311 scrimmage yards (155.5 per game; 161 rush, 150 rec.) in past 2 vs. GB (incl. NFC Champ.). Had 10 catches for 117 yards last week & finished with 166 scrimmage yards…WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER has 3 TDs vs. GB (2 PR, 1 rec.) & averages 60.7 yards per TD (182 yards). In 2 home games vs. GB, WR JOHNNY KNOX has 9 catches for 177 yards (88.5 per game) & TD. WR EARL BENNETT had 35-yard TD in NFC Champ…LB BRIAN URLACHER has INT or FF in 5 of past 8 vs. GB (incl. playoffs). Had 39-yard INT & sack in NFC Champ. LB LANCE BRIGGS had INT in NFC Champ. & has 4 INTs vs. GB, incl. 2 TDs (incl. playoffs). Since entering NFL in 2002, DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 91 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. In Week 17 meeting, CB CHARLES TILLMAN had 42-yard INT & FR. Has 4 INTs vs. GB, incl. career-long 95-yard return.

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