Bears-Packers: What to watch
Quarterback protection vital for both teams
|Chicago at Green Bay|
|When: 8:20 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 2 Bears-Packers matchup.
• Protect Rodgers: Like most great quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers feels the rush very well and is a difficult passer to sack, especially when you factor in how well he runs and moves his feet in general. Green Bay left tackle Marshall Newhouse is the weakest in protection of the starting five, and the Bears feature a fierce group of upfield penetrators on their defensive line, led by Julius Peppers. Chicago's pass rush features a fair amount of slanting and stunting, so the Packers' offensive line, led by the cerebral Jeff Saturday in the middle, must be very cognizant of such tactics and be effective in handing pass-rushers off to their teammates. Also expect plenty of no-huddle from the Packers to better control tempo and pace. The Bears caused five turnovers in Week 1.
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