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NFL Week 1 Preview: Green Bay Packers (0-0) at Chicago Bears (0-0)

STADIUM: Soldier Field
REFEREE: Craig Wrolstad

DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) GB: 133 or 383 CHI: 111 or 225

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: GB leads series, 104-94-6 (won past 8)
POSTSEASON: Series tied, 1-1

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/4/22: GB 28 at CHI 19
POSTSEASON: 1/23/11 NFC-C: GB 21 at CHI 14

HEAD COACHES:

Matt LaFleur vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 8-0 Reg. Season: 47-19 (.712) Postseason: 2-3 (.400

Matt Eberflus vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-2 Reg. Season: 3-14 (.176) Postseason: 0-0

GREEN BAY PACKERS NOTES:

  • QB JORDAN LOVE has completed 50 of 83 atts. (60.2 pct.) for 606 yards & 3 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 10 career games (1 start).
  • RB AARON JONES had 1,516 scrimmage yards (career-high 1,121 rushing, 395 rec.) & 7 scrimmage TDs (5 rec., 2 rush) last season & ranked 6th among RBs with career-high 59 receptions in 2022. Is only player with 30+ rush TDs (31) & 15+ rec. TDs (16) since 2019. Has 6 TDs (3 rush, 3 rec.) in his past 5 vs. Chi. & aims for his 8th in row vs. Chi. with 50+ scrimmage yards.
  • RB AJ DILLON had 976 scrimmage yards (770 rush, 206 rec.) & career-high 7 rush TDs in 2022. Had 119 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 26 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting.
  • WR CHRISTIAN WATSON tied-1st among rookies in scrimmage TDs (9) & rec. TDs (7) & became 2nd rookie since 1967 with 7 rec. TDs & 2 rush TDs. Had 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) in last meeting.
  • WR JAYDEN REED (No. 50 overall) & TE LUKE MUSGRAVE (No. 42) were selected in 2nd round of 2023 NFL Draft.
  • LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL had 96 tackles in 2022 & has 90+ tackles in each of past 6 seasons.
  • LB PRESTON SMITH led team with 8.5 sacks in 2022. Has 2 sacks in 2 of his past 3 vs. Chi.
  • LB RASHAN GARY had 6 sacks & 7 TFL in 9 games in 2022.
  • LB QUAY WALKER ranked 2nd among rookies with 119 tackles.
  • CB JAIRE ALEXANDER led team with career-high 5 INTs in 2022, tied-5th most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with INT & 4th in row vs. Chi. with PD.
  • CB RASUL DOUGLAS had career-high 76 tackles & had 4 INTs in 2022, 1 of 6 DBs with 4+ INTs in each of past 2 seasons.
  • S JONATHAN OWENS ranked 2nd among DBs with career-high 125 tackles with Hou. in 2022.

CHICAGO BEARS NOTES:

  • CHICAGO led NFL in 2022 with 3,014 rush yards & became 5th team ever with 3,000+ rush yards in single season.
  • QB JUSTIN FIELDS passed for 2,242 yards & 17 TDs & had 1,143 rush yards & 8 rush TDs last season, 2nd-most rush yards in single season by QB in NFL history. Had 90+ rating in 4 of his final 5 home starts of 2022. Has 4 career games with 100+ rush yards, tied-3rd most by QB all-time. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with rush TD.
  • RB D’ONTA FOREMAN had career highs in rush yards (914) & rush TDs (5) in 2022 with Car. & had 5 games with 100+ rush yards, tied-most among NFC RBs last season.
  • RB KHALIL HERBERT had 112 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 15 rec.) & rush TD in only career home game vs. GB (10/17/21).
  • WR DJ MOORE makes Chi. debut. Had 364 catches for 5,201 yards & 21 rec. TDs in 5 seasons (2018-22) with Car. Has 15 catches for 251 yards (125.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. GB & aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with 120+ rec. yards.
  • TE COLE KMET tied-3rd among TEs with career-high 7 rec. TDs last season. Had 6 catches for 72 yards in last meeting.
  • DL YANNICK NGAKOUE has 65 career sacks & is 1 of 5 players since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of his 1st 7 career seasons. Had 9.5 sacks with Ind. in 2022.
  • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had 565 tackles, 35 PD & 32 TFL in 5 seasons (2018-22) with Buf. & is 1 of 6 with 100+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons.
  • LB T.J. EDWARDS had career highs in tackles (159), TFL (10) & PD (7) with Phi. in 2022.
  • DB JAQUAN BRISKER had 104 tackles in 2022 & led rookie DBs with 4 sacks, tied-most by rookie DB since 1982.
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