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The Green Bay Packers will take on the Chicago Bears in a fierce match up between the top two sides in the NFC North. The last time out the Packers came out on top, and even though the Bears went on a big run following that, the Packers have fought back and are now in first place in the division. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link provided below.
The Packers come into this game with a record of 9-4 and are currently top of the NFC North with just three weeks to go. However, today they come up against the Chicago Bears who lay in second place just a game behind with a record of 8-5.
The last time these sides met was in Week 2 and saw the Packers claim the win. However, the sides would then go in opposite directions following that match up, with the Bears going on an impressive winning streak and seemingly taking complete control of the division.
The Packers meanwhile went on a slide and seemed amazingly mediocre with a poor offensive line, and fell to the borders of irrelevancy for a time in the NFL.
However, the roller coaster season continued to pull out shocks as the Packers slowly re-found their feet, and the Bears suddenly couldn't find any of their early season form.
Coming into this game the Bears have lost four of their last five games and are now feeling the pressure to finish out the final three weeks to claim their playoff spot. They still have work to do, and a loss here today would put their postseason hopes on a knife edge.
Meanwhile the Packers have now won seven of their last eight games and have leapfrogged the staggering Bears to the top of the division.
This is a huge game for both sides – if the Packers win today they secure the divisional title and make their comeback complete. Moreover if the San Francisco 49ers drop in their game, it would open the way for the Packers to claim the second seeding spot by winning out the season.
The Bears will be desperate to win this game - a loss would see them slip out of the playoff places, where as a win would throw the divisional title race wide open again.
Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.