The southern end of the field is shaded, which might make it a little more difficult for fielding kickoffs, but I don't see it being a huge problem.
He was on his way to that.
I think Wolf would keep McCarthy. They have a good working relationship. McCarthy has always played the guys Thompson has given him. He'd do the same with Wolf.
That won't be decided until the final game of the season.
I expect them to come after Rodgers a lot early. Vic Fangio isn't a big blitz guy, but he might as well test that calf early on. I expect McCarthy to have Rodgers throw quick passes early. Try to get him warmed up and in a rhythm. Maybe some screens to go with those short passes.
I believe that's a strong possibility. It always depends on what personnel the Bears use, but if they line up in base personnel, the Packers will match it and with Peppers playing OLB, I would expect to see Lowry starting.
No, and I think it's something to keep an eye on. I'm not sure I'd trust him much if I were McCarthy. But he'll have to give him the ball some because Montgomery can't take all the snaps. I also expect Ripkowski to get some carries today. Good day for a guy like him to belly it up in the line.
Last game of his tenure. When he failed to use timeouts to try to give his team a chance to win at the end, he was asked about it by reporters. His answer was, THat's our business.
The stands at Soldier Field are a third full at best.
Not nearly as b bad. Wind right now is 10-12 mph, but it could get worse.
Packers captains are Peppers, Taylor and Janis.
Packers call heads. It's tails, Bears win. The Bears will defer to the second half. Packers will receive.
I do not. Pete Dougherty has it.
No, I think he's just got natural soreness. He was taking part in warm-ups and will start.
Montgomery is the lone returner.
Kick is way short. Montgomery with a good job fielding it. Packers will start at the 27.
Montgomery in the backfield.
Now it's Davante Adams in the backfield.
Nice easy gain of 6, makes it third and 2.
Well, Rodgers looked pretty good Kwiatkowski's blitz. Nice little step up and throw to Cook.