The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are fighting a three-way battle with the Detroit Lions for first place in the NFC North. According to ESPN on Nov. 3, the Bears have added a new weapon in recently released Dallas Cowboys nose guard Jay Ratliff and hope he will help them keep games close while Jay Cutler sits out with his injury. Here is how you can follow the Packers vs. Bears live stream coverage of the Monday Night Football game.
- Date: Nov. 4
- Time: 8:30 p.m. EST
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
Bears Player to Watch: Brandon Marshall
In 2011, quarterback Josh McCown came in to start in place of an injured Jay Cutler and that game was against the Packers as well. He threw for 242 yards and a touchdown but had two interceptions in the 35-21 loss as well. This year, he is getting his first start in the same situation and has to hope that his number one target Brandon Marshall makes things easier this time around. McCown will have to make smart decisions, but those would be made easier if Marshall can use his big body to dominate the Packers’ defensive backs.
Packers Player to Watch: Aaron Rodgers
As bad as the Bears injuries are, the Packers have suffered through their own as well. Their entire wide receiver corps was almost decimated by injuries, but Aaron Rodgers seemed to find new targets every week. Rodgers still has his leading receiver Jordy Nelson healthy and second-year target Jarrett Boykin has stepped up as well. He still needs to find a replacement for his tight end Jermichael Finley, but Rodgers seems to always find a way to win.
The Chicago Bears record against the Green Bay Packers has never been good, and without starting quarterback Jay Cutler and defensive star Lance Briggs, the chance of them doing so in this game are slim. Green Bay is favored by double-digits and should cover the spread. The Packers vs. Bears live stream kicks off at 8:30 p.m. EST.