Bears Vs. Packers: Chicago To Start CB Zackary Bowman, Bench Tim Jennings

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears (7-7) will be changing more than just their quarterback depth chart against for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers (13-1). The latest out of Halas Hall is that the Bears will be starting CB Zackary Bowman against the Packers, sending CB Tim Jennings -- the starting cornerback opposite CB Charles Tillman -- to the bench.

Easily the single most important game of the Bears' season, the Christmas Day game will likely definitively and mathematically decide whether or not the Bears still have a chance at the playoffs in 2011.

Jennings, though disappointed at losing his starting job to Bowman, was eager to help the team any means he could:

"I'm a reserve," he said. "When my number's called, I'll be ready. They want to try something different. If they like it, they'll roll with it. If not, and they call my number, I'll be ready to play.''

Bowman had been a starter for the Bears in 2009 and 2010, but lost his job to Jennings early in the season. The 27-year-old Nebraska product has 7 career interceptions through 15 starts and 44 games played.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this week's game, visit Bears Blog Windy City Gridiron and Packers blog Acme Packing Company. For more from around the NFL, head over to SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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