A chance to go up 2-0 on your division rival is huge.
The Chicago Bears have that chance on Thursday night as they travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers on Thursday Night Football. The Bears looked impressive against, well, an unimpressive Indianapolis Colts team. The Packers, on the other hand, struggled against one of the more complete teams in the NFC, the San Fransisco 49ers.
It would be a shock for the Packers to start 0-2, especially at home. With another loss at Lambeau Field, the Packers would have lost three straight at home dating back to last season.
Both teams face critical injuries that could easily effect the turnout of the game. The Bears are hoping Brian Urlacher and Charles Tillman can go to boost that solid defense of theirs, while the Packers aren’t banking on receiver Greg Jennings playing in Thursday's game.
It’s the NFL’s oldest rivalry, it’s primetime football and it’s the Bears and Packers battling for early NFC North supremacy. Here are six key players for Thursday’s showdown in Green Bay.