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Bears vs. Packers: What to watch

What to watch

Five things to track during today’s Bears game.

• Health beat, part I

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is questionable to play today because of a shin injury that he sustained in Sunday’s season opener. If Tillman plays, look for him to be tested by Aaron Rodgers. If Tillman sits, Kelvin Hayden will be challenged instead.

• Health beat, part II

While the Bears wait to see how Tillman feels today, the Packers could be without their top wide receiver. Greg Jennings is listed as doubtful because of a groin injury that he sustained Sunday, leaving Jordy Nelson as the Packers’ likely go-to target.

• Lambeau bleep

Things Jay Cutler likes: Nice restaurants, expensive cars and tall receivers. Things Cutler doesn’t like: Pointed questions, paparazzi and Lambeau Field. Cutler is looking for his first win as a Bear at Lambeau, where he is 0-2 with six interceptions since arriving in 2009.

• Bring it on

Led by future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson, the Packers’ secondary long has favored a physical style of play that has proved problematic for the Bears’ undersized receivers. Now that the Bears have big targets in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, those battles should be fun to watch.

• Feels like rain

Predicting the weather is not our strong suit, but people smarter than us are forecasting an overcast day in Green Bay with temperatures in the 50s and a 50 percent chance of rain. Could a sloppy track change both teams’ approach on offense?


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