Packers look to bounce back against arch-rival Bears


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The Green Bay Packers offense, led by Aaron Rodgers (12), lines up against the Chicago Bears defense in their 2011 matchup. The rivalry between these two teams will be renewed Thursday night.

Kyle Hoffenbecker, Contributor

Sunday saw an absolute dismantling of the Green Bay Packers by a promising, young Dallas Cowboys team. Many players have put that loss behind them. Instead, they are looking ahead to a Thursday night showdown with the Chicago Bears, including Randall Cobb, who said in a interview that, “Our confidence is still high, no matter what happens.”

In addition, Aaron Rodgers said in an interview with ESPN’s Rob Demovsky that, “I’m confident. We’re five games into it, we’re going to get it fixed pretty soon.”

Confidence is high around the Packers locker room, which is a good thing if they want to bounce back with a much-needed win Thursday night.

Another key point the Packers need to fix this week, in order to get a win, is their lackluster offense. Aaron Rodgers has admitted to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky that, “I haven’t been feeling myself,” and, “I have missed a couple of throws in the past few games.”

With the recent trade for Kansas City running back Knile Davis, the Packers look to rejuvenate the running game to take some of the pressure off Aaron Rodgers. The addition of Knile Davis will prove to be important with starting running back Eddie Lacy doubtful for Thursday night, and backup running back James Starks out for at least a few more weeks.