Chicago blocked two punts en route to a 35-7 win over Green Bay in Week 16 last season.
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Hester's drought: In his first two seasons, Chicago's Devin Hester returned 11 kicks for touchdowns. So far this year, Hester has yet to record a special-teams score. It won't be easy for him to snap out of his slump against a Packers team that is allowing fewer than 7 yards per punt return and has not given up a touchdown all year in the kicking game.
Openings throughout the Bears' zone: Chicago's rushing defense is among the best in the league this season (it limited Tennessee's vaunted runners to just 20 yards on 29 carries on Sunday), but its passing defense ranks 30th. Aaron Rodgers has done a good job in exploiting opponents' weakness in the passing game this season.
Packers' suspect rush defense: Many are predicting a big game for Bears rookie RB Matt Forte ... and with good reason. The Packers have been gouged for 178 and 220 yards on the ground over the last two weeks, and now they'll have to play without middle linebacker Nick Barnett, who tore a right knee ligament in trying to defend Adrian Peterson (192 yards) last week. The Packers are mulling plans to replace Barnett, including using backup Desmond Bishop or moving outside linebackers A.J. Hawk or Brandon Chillar to the middle.
Did you know?
These teams have met more often than any other teams in NFL history (175 times). ... Forte is the only player in the league with at least three rushing and three receiving touchdowns. ... In his past 12 games against divisional opponents, Packers DE Aaron Kampman has 12 sacks.