Bears At Packers: What To Watch For

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Stop #12

Nov 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks on following the game against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Packers defeated the Vikings 30-15. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Some will say that you can’t stop Aaron Rodgers, that may be true, but you can stop his targets.

The Chicago Bear cornerbacks are going to have to jam the Packer receivers in order to throw off their route running, and timing with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Being able to disrupt the timing between the Packers signal caller and his desired target will take away Green Bay’s top offensive threat – Their passing game.

This has consistently been demonstrated in the Packers back to back losses to the Carolina Panthers, and the Detroit Lions. By being able to jam receivers off of the line of scrimmage, both teams were able to utilize their corners to throw off the routes of Randall Cobb, DaVante Adams, and James Jones. This not only led to a heavier reliance on struggling tailback, Eddie Lacy, but it also led to frustration amongst the entire Green Bay team.

The Bears pass rush is going to need to be firing on all cylinders in order to make an impact on Rodgers. The Packers signal caller is extremely elusive in the pocket, and does not take any bad sacks. Pernell McPhee, Lamarr Houston, and Willie Young are going to need to be on their A-Game in order to have any chance of slowing down the Packers offense.

By the Bears being able to shut down the receiving corps, they will be able to slow down Aaron Rodgers. This will allow for the Bears to be able to win this matchup.

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