The Green Bay Packers may be 3-2, but they're in a world of trouble if Aaron Rodgers and company can't get back on track. Their Thursday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears presents a good opportunity to right the ship, but the injuries keep piling up.
Rodgers was downright dreadful in the Packers' 30-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, throwing an ugly pick and losing a fumble that killed his team's comeback chances. He's been on a long slump and the Packers aren't the same team when Rodgers isn't playing like Rodgers.
The Packers' running back depth suddenly got gutted, as well -- Eddie Lacy is out for several weeks with an ankle injury, while James Starks is on the shelf with a knee injury of his own. Green Bay traded for Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs and he'll likely get the start, but it's a dire situation in the team's backfield. In addition, top-level cornerback Sam Shields was sent to injured reserve with a concussion and Damarious Randall is also out, so the Packers are perilously thin in their secondary.
The Bears are keeping games close, but at 1-5 it's clearly a rebuilding season and there's not much hope for them to turn things around any time soon. So even though the Packers have big problems and important injuries, they're still a heavy favorite among the experts in this game. ESPN made them a unanimous pick and CBS Sports has a 7-1 ratio in favor of Green Bay. Things aren't any different here at SB Nation, with all nine writers and the OddsShark computer taking the Packers.
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