Chicago at Green Bay, 8:25 p.m. on CBS, NFL Network and Twitter. They meet for the 191st time in the regular-season, the most between two teams in NFL history, it’s Packers vs. Da Bears. Chicago at Green Bay at Lambeau. It’s the opener for week seven action in the 2016 campaign as a pair of NFC North rivals meet in the land of beer, cheese and Bratwurst on Thursday night.

Both teams are looking to get back to the win column, with both losing at home last Sunday.

Da Bears lead the series 93-91-6 (which includes contests that took place at Wrigley Field and Milwaukee County Stadium and the Bears were known as the Chicago Staleys) and Chicago has outscored Green Bay 3,247-3,244. They split last season’s contests and took wins in the other team’s stadium.

Round 1?

The Pack and Da Bears meet in week one in the Windy City and Green Bay rallied from a 13-10 deficit at the intermission to come away with the 31-23 win at Soldier Field. Rodgers threw for 189 yards and three TDs without being sacked or intercepted, while Cutler threw for 225 with a TD and a pick. Da Bears managed to outrush Green Bay 189-133, with Matt Forte doing most of the heavy lifting, rushing for 141 yards and a TD. Both clubs did quite well on third down tries in the season opener, as Green Bay was 6 of 10, while Da Bears were 11 of 17 in the contest. As far as fourth down tries? They did a pretty good job in that column; Green Bay 1 of 1, Chicago 2 of 3 and time was on the side of Chicago, who held the ball for 31:52, while the Packers kept it for 28:08.

That was round one between the two NFC North (or NFC Norris, as ESPN’s Chris Berman calls the divison).

Round 2?

Lambeau Field… a somewhat chilly Thanksgiving night in upstate Wisconin (39 degrees at kickoff, wind chill of 29… so cold you eat gravy like ice cream)… it would have seemed as if both teams overdid it on the Thanksgiving Day eats but Chicago managed to get revenge from their 8-point loss in the Windy City in the season opener and squeaked by with a 17-13 win on the not-quite-Frozen Tundra. Chicago led 14-13 at the break, pulled away in the fourth quarter on a 21-yard field goal by Robbie Gould with 12:15 left and then held off the Packers as they made a dash for a score that would have given them the win at home as four Rodgers pass attempts late in the game fell short of their intended marks.

Chicago would then get the ball back on downs and run out the clock for the win. Green Bay did manage to outrush Da Bears 177-101 and this time, it was the Packers’ Eddie Lacy that was the leading rusher with 105 yards and caught Rodgers’ only TD pass of the contest, a 25-yard strike to open the scoring in the contest. In the Turkey Day contest, Rodgers outpaced Cutler 202-200, with each man throwing a TD pass in the contest.

As good as they were on third down in the first meeting, such was not the case in the second meeting, as both clubs struggled in the Thursday night affair (Green Bay 3 of 11; Chicago 5 of 14) and the Packers were 0 of 2 on fourth down tries. As was the case in the first meeting, Da Bears ruled the clock, keeping the ball to themselves for 31:12, while the Packers kept the pigskin for 28:48.

Green Bay’s favored by 8 1/2 and the over/under’s 45 1/2. While most of Chicago will be paying attention to what’s going on in Wrigleyville, it still could very well be entertaining to watch. Da Bears would love nothing more than to take a second win in Lambeau but Green Bay will have something to say about it. Packers may not cover the 8 1/2 but they win at home in the land of beer, cheese and Bratwurst.

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms along with reporter Tracy Wolfson call the action and are joined by kicking analyst Jay Feely.

At 6 p.m. on NFL Network, TNF GameDay Presented by KFC previews the Bears-Packers matchup from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles. Host Rich Eisen is joined by analysts Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin to provide news and analysis two hours before kickoff, while host Amber Theoharis and analyst LaDainian Tomlinson join from outside Lambeau Field. Reporters Tracy Wolfson and Mike Garafolo join to provide the latest news leading up to kickoff.

At 7:30 p.m. on CBS, NFL Network and Twitter, NFL Thursday Night Kickoff airs from inside Lambeau Field with James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher. Coverage continues at 8 p.m. with NFL Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Tostitos providing the final say leading up to kick-off between Bears-Packers.

Among the pregame topics are:

A visit with legendary Packers quarterback Bart Starr to watch last Sunday’s Green Bay-Dallas game with him and his wife of 62 years, Cherry. The winning quarterback of Super Bowl I is 82 and struggles with health issues but is still energized by his favorite team. Starr sits down to revisit a lifetime of memories

Former Packers wide receiver James Jones joins to discuss quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Is there cause for concern with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense?

How do the Packers get the running game going without running back Eddie Lacy?

What is next for quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears?

At halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher break down the first half on the Lexus Halftime show.

Immediately following the game, the Mazda Postgame show airs live on NFL Network, CBS and Twitter from both Los Angeles and Lambeau Field providing highlights, analysis and live interviews.

Twitter will stream CBS’s broadcast of Bears-Packers, providing free, live streaming video on the Twitter platform on mobile phones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs. Fans can visit Twitter Moments or TNF.Twitter.com to view the live stream.

The entire 18-game Thursday Night Football schedule, including the live games and pre- and postgame shows, will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers. Learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF. An audio broadcast of the game is available on SiriusXM, TuneIn and Westwood One Radio Sports.

Thursday Night Football is available in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) with Roberto Abramowitz calling the action on CBS and NFL Network.

Referee: John Parry

Broadcast Information: 8:25 p.m. on CBS, NFL Network and Twitter: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Chicago), 81 (Green Bay). XM: 88 (WestWood1), 226 (Chicago), 225 (Green Bay)

Injury Report
Chicago
OUT: CB Deiondre’ Hall (Ankle), WR William Royal (Toe)
DOUBTFUL: QB Jay Cutler (Thumb), DT Eddie Goldman (Ankle), RB Jeremy Langford (Ankle), G Josh Sitton (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Samuel Acho (Ribs), CB Bryce Callahan (Hamstring), CB Tracy Porter (Knee), RB Ka’Deem Carey (Hamstring), LB Leonard Floyd (Calf), LB Jerrell Freeman (Wrist), TE Zachary Miller (Ribs)

Green Bay
OUT: S Ayorunmi Banjo (Hamstring), TE Jared Cook (Ankle), RB Eddie Lacy (Ankle), CB Damarious Randall (Groin), CB Quinten Rollins (Groin), RB James Starks (Knee), WR Jared Abbrederis (Quadricep)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Davante Adams (Concussion)

Weather Outlook: Partly cloudy and 47 degrees.

Broadcast information, injury report and officials courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

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