The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are set to square off on Thursday night in Week 2 of the 2012 NFL Season.
The contest is set to get underway at 8:20 p.m. ET at Lambeau Field The game will be broadcast on NFL Network If you can't get to a TV or don't have the channel, you can watch a live stream online here.
The Packers enter the game in sole possession of last place in the NFC North. They lost by a touchdown to the 49ers in Week 1.
The Bears had the best opening weekend of any NFC team. They beat the Colts by 20 points on Sunday afternoon.
Green Bay opened as a 6.5-point favorite, but the line has since dropped to 4.5 points. They lost just one game in 2011, but the Packers might not be the dominant team that they once were.
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Despite a porous defense, the Packers were able to be successful season ago. They were last in yards allowed, but won 15 regular season games on the strength of Aaron Rodgers' MVP performance.
San Francisco was able to contain Green Bay's quarterback and take advantage of the team's defense. The 49ers put up 30 points, and the Packers were unable to match it.
Chicago, like San Francisco, is strong defensively, and will look to slow down Green Bay's explosive offense. They picked off Andrew Luck three times last week and allowed just 63 yards on the ground.
Brian Urlacher will play for the Bears. The linebacker missed the entire preseason with an injury and was limited against Indianapolis.
Greg Jennings likely won't play, making it even tougher for the Packers to get in the end zone. The wide receiver is listed as doubtful with a groin injury.
Jay Cutler played well in his first regular season game back from last year's injury. He hooked up with Brandon Marshall on nine catches for 119 yards. The two played together in Denver from 2006-2008.
Prediction: Like the 49ers, the Packers don't match up very well with the Bears. Chicago's new improved offense should give them a chance to hang with the reigning division champs. They should keep it close, but it'll be hard for Rodgers to lose to games in a row.
Predicted Score: Green Bay 27, Chicago 24