The Packers won't be getting Eddie Lacy back anytime soon.
The Packers acquired Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
"He can get the ball out, and then you know we've got to run the ball to keep them off of him". "I feel like I'm off the range", says Davis. The Packers have given up 362 rushing yards on 119 carries for a 3 average, which ranks them 1st in the National Football League in rushing defense. Green Bay is in second place at 3-2 but is two games behind the unbeaten Minnesota Vikings, who technically have a three-game advantage due to their Week 2 win over the Packers. But that problem might have been settled by the left ankle injury bothering Lacy.
Lacy's backup, James Starks, is already out a month with a knee injury. "A little bit of uncharacteristic things that happened to us that hadn't happened to us (previously)".
By yardage alone, the Bears' offense is humming compared to the Packers.
Despite all the injuries, the Bears' offense should be able to hang around as long as they convert in the money area of the field (inside the 20). Sitton, who spent his first eight seasons in Green Bay, will make his first return to Lambeau Field since becoming a surprise casualty of final cuts at the end of training camp.
"We're close", Rodgers said.
FAMILIAR FOES: The Bears-Packers rivalry goes back to 1921, with Chicago holding a 94-92-6 edge in the series.
Packers offensive line vs. Bears pass rushers. The past two weeks have been particularly rough. Against Jacksonville last week, they led by 13 going into the fourth quarter, only to lose 17-16 on a 51-yard touchdown from Blake Bortles to Arrelious Benn in the closing minutes.
So how do the Packers navigate this concern?
Top cornerback Sam Shields, who has been out since the season opener with a concussion, was placed on injured reserve to make room for Davis on the active roster.
GAME PLAN: Dallas just gave the Bears a model to follow in order to beat Green Bay. Second-year Miami product LaDarius Gunter and third-year man Demetri Goodson will man those two starting spots.
Hoyer's decision making in the red zone has come under question as a reason why the Bears are 25th in the red zone in touchdown conversion. "We've just got to get back to being who we are and taking care of the fundamentals and taking care of the easy stuff, and we'll get back to where we were". Davis will wear No. 30 for the Packers. Even after the Cowboys ran all over them for 191 yards on the ground, Green Bay still ranks as the number one run defense, allowing only three yards-per-carry on the season.
The way the Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers last Thanksgiving came about because the Bears broke one of the "Rodgers Rules", the book of do's and don't's for coping with Aaron Rodgers.
For the Bears, it seems like it will once again be Brian Hoyer under center.
Instead, the Bears average 284.2 yards passing a game.
The fact that they went into their game last week with a hobbled Lacy as their only available true running back was irresponsible.
Hoyer threw four interceptions and lost a fumble in Houston's 30-0 playoff loss to Kansas City a year ago. They're coming off a game in which Aaron Rodgers and his receivers were not meshing and hitting on big plays in the passing game in a loss to the Cowboys. Rodgers has 14 TDs and 127.0 rating in past four meetings against Chicago. The offensive line may struggle with the Pro Bowl guard out of commission. He has 29 catches for 338 yards and two touchdowns in six games. LB Julius Peppers had sack and forced fumble last week.
"This is going to be a very hard trip for the Chicago Bears", said CBS Sports' Boomer Esiason.
Amidst media reports that Packers RB Eddie Lacy is going to be out multiple weeks with his ankle injury, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday that discussions are ongoing with GM Ted Thompson and team physician Dr.