Just a month ago, the Green Bay Packers were riding high at 4–1, fresh off a 35–31 win at Dallas, and looking like the class of the NFC. Then Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in a loss at Minnesota, and the Packers haven’t won since.
It's a big stage for Mitchell Trubisky's first career NFL start. The No. 2 overall draft pick out of North Carolina gets to show the nation on "Monday Night Football" what he's made out of, and hopefully interject some life into Chicago's offense.
It's Thursday Night Football time. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have met 192 times in the regular season and twice more in the postseason. The series is deadlocked at 94–94–6, and one would think the series has seen it all.
In the wake of a 44-21 blowout loss to Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game — the second time in three years his team had come up one game shy of a return trip to the Super Bowl — Aaron Rodgers issued a not-so-subtle public plea.
Despite the NFL’s undisputed status as the most dominant professional sports league, it needs some improvement. A few lingering issues still require some resolution. In particular, scheduling, both during the regular season and postseason should be changed. I offer five proposals for changes and explanations for why they are essential.