Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears: 2013 Game 8
Unfiltered game day blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Good news announced just before game time: James Jones is active and will play.
Packers staring outside linebackers tonight are Mike Neal and Andy Mulumba… dramatic pause…
The Packers have won six straight and eight of the last nine meetings against the Bears (including playoffs).
Packers CB Tramon Williams and Bears T Jordan Mills are cousins; both attended Louisiana Tech and Assumption High School in Napoleonville, La. …
Tonight’s captains for the Packers: - Jordy Nelson, Tramon Williams, Davon House
Inactives for today:
Green Bay Packers
10 WR Chris Harper
25 CB James Nixon
52 LB Clay Matthews
53 LB Nick Perry
88 TE Jermichael Finley
93 DE Josh Boyd
98 DE C.J. Wilson
96 Mike Neal will start at OLB in place of Perry; 55 Andy Mulumba will start at OLB in place of Matthews; 81 Andrew Quarless will start at TE in place of Finley.
6 QB Jay Cutler
19 WR Joe Anderson
55 LB Lance Briggs
78 T/G James Brown
79 T Jonathan Scott
94 DE Cornelius Washington
96 DT Zach Minter
59 Khaseem Greene will start at LB for Briggs; 12 Josh McCown will start at QB for Cutler.
Mon nightexcitement: It’s a great atmosphere – Lambeau under the lights, especially a Monday night
Playing a night game: It’s a long day. got up early, had a team meeting. All our guys are here and ready to go.
Jones: James Jones will play – he wants to go and he;s ready – we’ll see how he feels. Same for Brad Jones.
Jarett Boykin: He’s a hard worker – does everything right – tough kid making the most of his opportunity.
Good health of two lines: (knocks on wood).
Kick returns: Will start with Micah Hyde, would definitely like to get Johnathan Franklin another opportunity.
Different Bears: with Trestman: Definitely. They’re dynamic schematically on offense.
Josh McCown: He played really well last week. He’s had a long time to get ready for this game. He has experience. This is a very productive offense.