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Green Bay Looking Forward To Matchup With Chicago

Following a dramatic overtime victory over the Bengals, the Packers prepare for their first divisional battle of the season. Offensively Green Bay will need to get Ty Montgomery back on track after a slow week. On the other side of the ball, the defense will look to further develop young stars, Josh Jones and Kevin King. The Green Bay Packers are looking forward to their Thursday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears.

Montgomery Running Wild

Ty Montgomery struggled to get his feet under him last week. ESPN’s recap of the game showed that he only produced 35 yards on 12 carries against the Bengals. Generally a multi-faceted back, Montgomery had just 15 yards on eight receptions last week. He found space in the first two weeks of the season, accounting for over 200 yards of offense. Considering in his last matchup with the Bears he posted 162 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries, Packers fans will be looking forward to an encore.

Defensive Rookies Look To Continue Success

With injuries running rampant on the defense, rookies were asked to step up. Josh Jones and Kevin King have been making the most of their opportunities in recent weeks. Last week saw Jones lead the team in tackles with 12 total and two sacks. With Chicago’s offense leaning heavy on the run, it will be important for Jones to fly to the ball. Jones earned a high rating from Pro Football Focus (83.7) last week and will look to continue his success against Chicago.

Kevin King also continued his success as a rookie last week, landing seven tackles. In the week prior, King did not allow a completion on four targets over 32 coverage snaps. King also matched up well with Julio Jones, knocking down a pass intended for the star receiver. King will likely draw Kendall Wright, who leads the receivers with 10 receptions on the year. After not receiving a target last week, King will look to shut down Wright for a second straight week.