Facing the struggling Chicago Bears (7-7) on Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers (13-1) come limping into their Week 16 game. The Packers, who cannot boast and injured QB and RB like the Bears, have sustained a slew a recent injuries, adding a degree of intrigue to a matchup that heavily favors the Packers.
Here is Week 16's Injury Report for the Packers:
- WR Greg Jennings
- T Bryan Bulaga
- DE Ryan Pickett
- T Chad Clifton
- DE Mike Neal
- LB Desmond Bishop
- RB Brandon Saine
- RB James Starks
- NT Howard Green
The Packers may find themselves hurting for offensive line depth with tackles Bryan Buluga, Chad Clifton and Derek Sherrod (on the IR) all out for Sunday's game. The Bears' pass defense, which has held apposing offenses under a 79.0 QB rating, may have accelerated access to QB Aaron Rodgers, who was sacked four times in Week 15.
Green Bay will also be without their one of their top play-making wide receivers in Greg Jennings, who has 949 receiving yards and 9 TDs on the season. Fortunately for QB Josh McCown, getting his first start of the season, DE Ryan Pickett will also miss Sunday's game. Pickett has already matched his 2010 season total with 32 tackles and has the ability to stifle running games on command and free up the pass rushers around him.
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