The Green Bay Packers playing on Thanksgiving is a national tradition. But unlike their usual matchup against the Detroit Lions, they’re taking on a team closer to home with one of their greatest divisional rivalries – the Chicago Bears. This should be good!
The Pack is getting to spend Thanksgiving on their home turf of Lambeau Field, surrounded by their legion of loyal cheese-heads. While it promise to be chilly with a windy game time in the 20’s, the action inside the stadium will be red-hot as fans of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers loathe each other. It’s probably one of football’s most intense inter-divisional rivalries so no doubt both teams will be looking to bring home some Thanksgiving joy to their fans.
New daddy quarterback Jay Cutler will be leading his team up against Aaron Rodgers‘ storied Packers in what should be an exciting match up. While the Packers are on top of their division with a 7-3 record, they haven’t had the strongest season. They suffered three straight defeats and six games of mediocre play before finally rising to their first place ranking after playing the Minnesota Vikings in a crushing defeat on the Vike’s home turf, by a score of 30-13. Tying for first place in their division in such a dominating way has to have the team charged up heading into their battle against the Bears.
The Bears meanwhile have had a haphazard season with a 4-6 record,which puts them only one game from the lowly cellar where the 3-7 Detroit Lions are dwelling. Maybe the fact that Jay and wife Kristin Cavallari welcomed a healthy baby girl, Saylor James, on Nov. 23 could ease some pressure from his mind. Buy your favorite team’s NFL gear here.
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