The Chicago Bears need a win to keep their faint postseason hopes alive, but they'll have to shut down one of the league's most prolific offenses and find a way to patch together enough offense of their own to pull out the win. The Bears offense has been ravaged by injuries to Johnny Knox, Matt Forte, Devin Hester, and Jay Cutler.
Josh McCown has replaced Caleb Hanie at quarterback for this Christmas night game, but has not exactly inspired confidence for Bears fans:
And now the Bears are starting Josh McCown. Joy to the world. Deck the halls with bad QB play, fa la la la la, la la la la. I'm really not sure what this does against the average scoring defense/bad pass-yardage defense of Green Bay. Might look okay on paper, "ease him in," but he's preparing for his first start in four years against a defense that loves turnovers. At least Nathan Enderle has started a game at some level in that time span, even if it was college.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 25; 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI