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Packers-Bears Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-12-26 14:24

GREEN BAY (7-7-1) At CHICAGO (8-7)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 5-10, Chicago 4-9-2

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 93-88-6

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Packers 27-20, Nov. 4, 2013

LAST WEEK - Packers lost to Steelers 38-31; Bears lost to Eagles 54-11

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 17, Bears No. 14

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (7), PASS (8)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (26), PASS (21)

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (18), PASS (5)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (32), PASS (14)

STREAK, STATS AND NOTES - Winner captures NFC North, Chicago also clinches with tie. Loser misses postseason. ... Green Bay seeking third straight NFC North crown, fifth consecutive playoff berth. Bears trying to make playoffs for first time since 2010 team won division. ... Packers have won six of seven against Bears, including NFC title game three years ago. ... QB Aaron Rodgers will return to lineup after missing seven games because of broken left collarbone. Green Bay 2-5-1 since he went down on sack by Shea McClellin in loss to Bears on Nov. 4. Packers used three different starters at QB in Rodgers' absence. ... LB Clay Matthews out with right thumb injury. ... RB Eddie Lacy eighth in league with 1,112 yards rushing, tops over last 11 games with 1,061. ... K Mason Crosby with at least one field goal in 14 straight games, stands one shy of Ryan Longwell's club record in in 2004-05. ... Chicago has club-record 5,840 yards allowed. ... Bears, with 2,423 yards rushing allowed, closing in on franchise record (2,509 in 1973). Giving up league-high and franchise-worst 5.4 yards per carry. ... Fifty-four points allowed last week one shy of club record at Detroit on Nov. 27, 1997. ... 2013 Bears third on club list with 417 points scored, trailing 1985 champions (456) and 2006 team (427) that made Super Bowl. ... Chicago has team-record 30 touchdown passes. ... QB Jay Cutler 1-8 against Packers, including loss with Denver in 2007 and NFC title game loss three years ago. ... Cutler is Bears' all-time leader with 14,687 yards passing, eclipsing Sid Luckman (14,686). ... RB Matt Forte has 19 100-yard rushing games, needs one to tie Gale Sayers for second on Bears list. Walter Payton holds franchise record with 77. ... WR Alshon Jeffery sixth in league with 1,341 yards receiving, Brandon Marshall 11th with 1,221. ... Marshall has career-high-tying 11 TD catches, two shy of team season record.

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Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Jawan JamisonAug 1 11:52p

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent RB Jawan Jamison (Redskins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Alvester Alexander.

Kraig UrbikAug 1 11:22p

Buffalo Bills OGs Kraig Urbik and Cyril Richardson shared reps at right guard with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Riley CooperAug 1 11:12p

Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper's (foot) foot injury is not considered serious, and he should be able to return to practice in a few days, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Daryl SmithAug 1 10:52p

Baltimore Ravens DT Timmy Jernigan (back), LB Daryl Smith (groin) and CB Lardarius Webb (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Adewale OjomoAug 1 10:12p

The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent DE Adewale Ojomo (Titans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Calvin PryorAug 1 10:02p

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Alex GreenAug 1 09:42p

New York Jets RB Alex Green (chest) and WR Quincy Enunwa (hip) were able to participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Eric DeckerAug 1 09:32p

New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2. Decker was limited during practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a hamstring injury.

James WhiteAug 1 09:22p

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Tashaun GipsonAug 1 09:12p

Cleveland Browns SS Tashaun Gipson (knee) suffered a left knee injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1, and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on the injury.

John GrecoAug 1 09:12p

Cleveland Browns OGs Garrett Gilkey and John Greco split time at right guard with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Brandon HardinAug 1 09:02p

The New York Jets have released FS Brandon Hardin.

Bobby WagnerAug 1 08:52p

Seattle Seahawks WR Kevin Norwood (foot) and LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Knowshon MorenoAug 1 08:32p

Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said he is feeling better but is not sure if he will be able to play in a preseason game. 'I don't know. [ More ]

Scott ChandlerAug 1 07:52p

Buffalo Bills TEs Scott Chandler (groin) and Tony Moeaki (hamstring) are not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Chris WilliamsAug 1 07:52p

Buffalo Bills TE Lee Smith (undisclosed), OG Chris Williams (toe) and OG Chris Hairston (back) are participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Mike AdamsAug 1 07:42p

Indianapolis Colts SS Delano Howell, FS Sergio Brown, FS Mike C. Adams and FS Colt Anderson have all received snaps with the first-team defense during training camp. FS LaRon [ More ]

Scott ChandlerAug 1 07:22p

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Marshawn LynchAug 1 07:22p

The Seattle Seahawks officially reinstated RB Marshawn Lynch from the Reserve/Did Not Report list Friday, Aug. 1.

Taylor PriceAug 1 07:12p

Seattle Seahawks released WR Taylor Price (hamstring) from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Friday, Aug. 1.

Trevardo WilliamsAug 1 07:02p

The Houston Texans placed LB Trevardo Williams and OT Bryan Witzmann (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers Friday, Aug. 1. Witzmann was placed on waivers with an injury designation.

Michael SmithAug 1 05:42p

The New York Jets signed RB Michael Smith (Buccaneers) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Joe AdamsAug 1 05:22p

The Houston Texans signed WR Joe Adams (Panthers) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Terrence ToliverAug 1 05:02p

Free-agent CB Brandon E. Smith (Bills), WR Terrence Toliver (Bears), TE Brett Brackett (Dolphins) and OG Jared Smith (Seahawks) all officially cleared waivers and became free agents Friday, Aug. 1.

Jared AbbrederisAug 1 04:32p

The Green Bay Packers fear WR Jared Abbrederis (knee) suffered a torn acute cruciate ligament in practice Thursday, July 31.

Josh GordonAug 1 03:32p

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not expected to get a decision on his appeal hearing until Monday, Aug. 4, at the earliest.

Troy KropogAug 1 01:22p

New York Giants OT Troy Kropog (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 1.

Jesse WilliamsAug 1 01:12p

Seattle Seahawks DT Jesse Williams (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 1.

Datone JonesAug 1 01:12p

Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones reported to camp at 285 pounds, which was his playing weight as a rookie, and he said he lost body fat and feels [ More ]

Randall CobbAug 1 01:02p

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Max StarksAug 1 01:02p

The Arizona Cardinals signed OT Max Starks (Rams) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Mike NealAug 1 01:02p

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (foot, knee) and LB Mike Neal (abdomen) have both been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and have joined training camp practices.

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