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The Bears have lost five straight meetings against the Packers, and with so much on the line this Sunday, much of it will fall on quarterback Jay Cutler's shoulders.
In seven games against the Packers, Cutler has thrown eight touchdowns to 15 interceptions, including four in their Week 2 loss in Green Bay.
The Packers have been effective at getting after him when blitzing, forcing the often risk-taking Cutler to force his throws. They did a nice job of slowing down Brandon Marshall in Week 2, holding him to just two catches for 24 yards.
It appears that injured linebacker Clay Matthews is set to return to the lineup on Sunday after participating in practice on Wednesday (h/t SB Nation), but defensive back Charles Woodson appears to be out (h/t Pack Report).
To offset the pressure that Matthews will likely get off the edge, the Bears will need to move the pocket for Cutler to try and offer more time for his receivers to get open downfield.
Cutler will need to understand that in some instances it is better to throw the ball away than to try and force a play, and by going against a defense known for getting after him and taking the ball away, risk taking should not ranked high on his to-do list.