Green Bay Packers quarterback famously told the Packers faithful to “relax” before the last Bears/Packers game. While LeBron James shared Rodgers’ advice this week about his own situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rodgers may as well have retweeted his own advice when fans worried he’d miss tonight’s Sunday Night Football game with the Bears. Rodgers is scheduled to suit-up tonight as we watch Bears vs Packers online free Sunday Night Football live streaming or on NBC.
Rodgers is key to most Packers victories, but he was especially so when the Bears and Packers met in September. The Packers won that game 38-17 in Chicago behind a 22-of-28 performance from Rodgers, who threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns on his way to a 151.2 rating.
The All-Pro QB’s status was in question after he pulled his hamstring Oct. 26 against the Saints. Last week’s bye gave Rodgers a well-timed break, giving him time to rest before practicing this past week. Having him back for the Bears game is vital, as the 5-3 Packers need this Sunday Night Football win to stay in hunt for the NFC North, where they’re currently second.
The 3-5 Bears are fourth in the NFC North headed into this rivalry rematch against Green Bay. Lambeau Field is always a tough place to play, which won’t be lost on Bears QB Jay Cutler. Cutler has a 1-9 record all-time against the Packers, with 13 TDs against 19 INTs. Although Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery will want Cutler to air it out, it’s more likely that we’ll see RB Matt Forte get the ball. Against the Packers in Week 4, Forte had his best rushing game of the season. The Green Bay Packers currently have the worst running defense in the league, allowing 153.5 rushing yards per game.
Between Rodgers and Forte, tonight’s Bears Packers SNF game could be an offensive show. Here are some pre-game stats as you prepare to watch Bears vs Packers online free Sunday Night Football live streaming or on NBC.
- Kickoff for tonight’s Bears vs Packers Sunday Night Football game: 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST
- Stadium: Lambeau Field (the Green Bay Packers are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread: the Packers are 7.5-point favorites
- Live stream the Bears at Packers Sunday Night Football game live online free on the NBC Sports Live Extra page
- Watch SNF live online free on the DirecTV website here (requires an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX)