The Green Bay Packers are struggling, and find themselves trailing the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. But they have a healthy lead in the division over the hapless Chicago Bears (1-5) going into their primetime matchup on “Thursday Night Football” for Week 7.
Thursday’s game will kick off just after 8:25 p.m. ET, and like last week it will be televised on both the NFL Network and CBS. And like last week, the NFL will continue its online streaming experiment with Twitter. Simulcast with the television broadcasts, a live stream will be available online at Twitter here.
Green Bay is 3-2, though it could be a whole lot worse. They took narrow wins against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions, teams that don’t seem particularly good this season. A lot of their struggles have to do with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who isn’t playing nearly up to the level expected of him.
Rodgers, a two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback, has thrown for less than 300 yards for 12 consecutive games, the longest such stretch of his career. He is last in the league in completion percentage (58.1) since the team’s 6-0 start to last season. His passer rating of 88.4 this season will qualify as his worst of his career if it doesn’t improve down the stretch.
The Bears will continue starting Brian Hoyer at quarterback due to a thumb injury sustained by starter Jay Cutler. Hoyer has thrown for plenty of yardage, but that hasn’t amounted to any scoring production and the Bears have lost their last two games. Their only victory came against the Detroit Lions.
Hoyer is actually the first quarterback in Bears history to throw for 300 yards in four consecutive games. But again, the Bears can’t score, and the Packers defense, while underwhelming this season, should be able to contain him.
Below is the information you need to watch and stream Thursday’s game.
How to watch: Bears vs. Packers
Time: 8:25 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.
TV: NFL Network, CBS
Online Stream: Twitter