The Bears were lucky enough to play the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, and it was a complete mismatch. The Chicago defense forced Andrew Luck into three interceptions and apart from an early Colts defensive touchdown, the Bears were never really challenged.
Green Bay played in a playoff preview last week and ended up losing to the San Francisco 49ers. A season-opening loss against a top-five team isn't ideal for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations of its own. Having an easier season opener usually works best, and the Packers felt the effects when they lost a tight game.
After some trash talking over the past week, the Bears vs. Packers should be an exciting and heated game. Here's a look at six players to watch in Thursday night's matchup.