Which two NFL teams will be playing on Thursday Night Football in Week 7?
Thursday Night Football tends to feature the best of NFL rivalries. That’s no different in Week 7 when the Chicago Bears travel to historic Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. The two teams have one of the best rivalries in football.
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Green Bay enters the matchup with a surprisingly bad 3-2 record. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not been himself lately. Usually among the league’s elite quarterbacks, Rodgers has struggled mightily this season. He has just ten touchdowns and four interceptions through his first five games. Rodgers’ passer rating of 88.4 is the lowest in his career as a starter. Green Bay will be without running back Eddie Lacy, who is out with an injury.
On the other side of the field, the Bears enter the matchup with a 1-5 record. Quarterback Brian Hoyer has six touchdowns and zero interceptions through his first five starts. It appears the Jay Cutler era in Chicago is over. Jordan Howard leads the team in rushing with 330 yards while Alshon Jeffrey has 487 receiving yards, a team high.
Green Bay desperately needs to come out of Thursday with a victory to keep pace in the playoff race. A loss to the Bears at home would be crippling to their playoff hopes. Meanwhile, the Bears would love nothing more than to upset the Packers at home.
Chicago enters the game allowing 23.8 points per game, 19th in the league. Their issue has been on offense, as their 16.8 points per game is 31st in the league. Meanwhile, the Packers score 22.8 points per game with 226.6 passing yards a game. They allow 22.6 points per game, which ranks 16th.
Thursday Night Football starts at 8:25 PM EST. These two NFC North rivals will do battle and both teams desperately need a win.