NFC North Standings + remaining schedule
Packers: 9-4 (at Chicago, vs Tennessee, at Minnesota)
Bears: 8-5 (vs Green Bay, at Arizona, at Detroit)
Vikings: 7-6 (at St. Louis, at Houston, vs Green Bay)
Lions: 4-9 (at Arizona, vs Atlanta, vs Chicago)
With the first match-up between the Bears and Packers being won by Green Bay, you can see why today will be the most critical game for Chicago to date. With a Bears win, the NFC North is still in up for grabs, as is the fight for the coveted #2 seed in the NFC playoff race. With a loss, the Bears will be relegated to fighting it out with a handful of other teams for a Wild Card spot.
The Vikings are hanging around, but probably not for very much longer.
Week 2 Results: Packers win 23-10 at Lambeau Field. Jay Cutler threw 4 interceptions, and was sacked 7 times. Game included fake field goal by Packers that resulted in a touchdown by Tom Crabtree.
Some critical info for today's Bears- Packers contest:
Weather: Temperatures in the mid-40's, cloudy skies, and winds 12-14 miles per hours. Chance of precipitation is minimal.
Television Coverage: FOX (Joe Buck and Troy Aikman) - Here's a map to see what is being broadcast around the US (LINK). For our neighbors to the north, here's info for Canadian television (LINK). And for a more GLOBAL perspective, ESPN America has you covered (LINK).
Inactives (Chicago): Earl Bennett, Josh McCown, Tim Jennings, Brian Urlacher, Henry Melton, Geno Hayes, Shea McClellin. As a reminder, the Bears placed three on Injured Reserve this week: Safety/ST ace Craig Steltz (torn pectoral), Kicker Robbie Gould (calf), and ST contributor Sherrick McManis (knee). They join Brandon Hardin andLance Louis on the IR.