Packers at Bears


ESPN, 8:30.


Bears by 4

The skinny:

The Bears (8-6) got picked apart by Aaron Rodgers, run over by Ryan Grant, and simply mauled by the defense last month in a 37-3 loss at Lambeau Field.

"After losing the way we did, that makes it even more of a heated battle," defensive end Adewale Ogunleye said. "I can't wait. I really, really want to try to settle the score."

"I think we'll be up for this game no matter what," said quarterback Kyle Orton, who was limited by a sprained ankle while throwing for 133 yards against Green Bay. "Hopefully, we have a chance to move one step closer to the playoffs."

The Packers (5-9) were in the running when they beat Chicago to forge a three-way tie for the NFC North lead with the Bears and Vikings last month. Then they tripped.

Four straight losses have knocked them out of playoff contention.

One bright spot is Charles Woodson, who moved from cornerback to safety because of Atari Bigby's nagging injuries and made the Pro Bowl. So did safety Nick Collins, for the first time in his career.

- Associated Press