The Chicago Bears are coming into Week 9 after a bye week and with a loss to the Washington Redskins still lingering, the team now will try to rebound after losing three of four against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football on ESPN and the game will on Watch ESPN starting up at 8:30 pm and will be a divisional rivalry game.
The Bears last won over the New York Giants on Thursday night football two weeks ago and they are now playing the second of two road games with the Redskins and then the Green Bay Packers and after that the team will have two straight home games. The Bears started off 3-0 before losing two straight games earlier in the season after losing two in a row, the team rebounded against the Giants and now they have had a long break with the MNF game coming in Week 9. The Bears need to turn things around and they have two crucial divisional games coming up with the Packers and the Detroit Lions and after that they play a game against the Baltimore Ravens. The team has been doing this without Jay Cutler with a groin injury and he will be back soon and this could be a big upset on the road.
The Packers have been playing much better since starting the season 1-2 and while they have been dealing with injuries to Randall Cobb and James Jones and now they will face a Bears team looking to rebound. The Bears defense has not been as stout as in recent years and the team is ranked in the bottom part of the league in both passing and rushing yards per game with 27th in the pass and 25th on the run, while the offense has been productive. Not having Cutler has been a blow and now the focus will be even more on Matt Forte and receivers like Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery will be asked to step up this season. The team is ranked in the top 15 in both passing and rushing yards per game and they head into the back stretch with a tough schedule.
The team has the first of two Monday night football games with the Green Bay Packers and later they will host the Dallas Cowboys in another national matchup and that one will be at Soldier Field after the first one is at Lambeau on the road. The team plays next against the Lions and the Ravens and then has road games against the st. Louis Rams and then against the Minnesota Vikings. The game on Monday night in Week 14 is against the Dallas Cowboys and then the team plays on the road against the Cleveland Browns and then against the Philadelphia Eagles and after that the team finishes off the season with a home matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
The game on Monday night this week in at Lambeau Field and after that match up the Green Bay Packers face off against the Philadelphia Eagles and then they will face the Minnesota Vikings in another divisional game and that comes before another one against the Detroit Lions. The next game at home is against the Atlanta Falcons and that comes before a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys and then is another tough game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and then the team finishes with a huge game against the Chicago Bears. The game in Week 9 is at Lambeau Field and is an ESPN Monday night football matchup that will stream on ESPN starting at 8:30 nationally for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.