The Packers go into their Week 16 Christmas night matchup against the Chicago Bears quite banged up, particularly on their offensive line. With the Packers sitting at 13-1, all they have to do is clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with one more win, and with two games left on the schedule, both of them in Lambeau, this goal is quite attainable, especially considering their talented and deep roster.
Considering their current situation, and considering the team that they have, I think that it might be a wise decision for McCarthy to rest starters this week against the Bears.
Even if the Packers were to lose this week, they would still have one more game against the Detroit Lions in Week 17 that they can win to clinch the No. 1 seed, so McCarthy could even consider resting starters this week against the Bears, and then bring them back in Week 17 if they haven't clinched home-field yet.
Here are five reasons that I think the Packers should seriously consider resting their starters this week, even if they haven't clinched the coveted No. 1 seed in the NFC.