Nothing goes faster than the NFL season. And after Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears will be one-quarter of the way through their schedules. Week 4 begins with a showdown between the two NFC Central rivals under the lights at Lambeau.
The Packers (2-1) come in off of a thrilling overtime home win against Cincinnati. The Green Bay defense was able to make a stand during the first possession of overtime, and the offense finished the job when quarterback Aaron Rodgers hooked up with Geronimo Allison for a 73-yard completion on 3rd and 10. Kicker Mason Crosby split the uprights from 27 yards out to give the Packers their second win of the season. Now, they open their divisional slate with a test on a short week against an opponent who might be better than expected.
The Bears (1-2) got in the win column on Sunday with an overtime victory of their own against Pittsburgh. Running back Jordan Howard found the end zone from 19 yards out to give the Bears a win in front of the Soldier Field faithful. In Week 1, they had defending NFC champion Atlanta on the ropes, but couldn’t finish the job. If the Bears can somehow steal a divisional road win on Thursday, they will have successfully navigated through an extremely tough early slate at .500. They’ll likely need a great game from Howard in order to do it — as they’ll look to keep Rodgers off the field as much as possible.
Kickoff is at 8:26 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on CBS and the NFL Network, which will stream the action on its website. CBS’s Jim Nantz and Tony Romo have the call. Use the NFL Mobile app to watch on your phone or tablet. That app can be downloaded from the Apple’s iTunes Store, and the Google Play store. A cable subscription is required for the free stream. Also, the game will be streamed via Amazon for Amazon Prime members.
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