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Bears prepping to visit Packers

Two days after losing to the Jaguars 17-16 at Soldier Field, the Bears returned to the practice field Tuesday to begin preparing for Thursday night's game against the Packers in Green Bay.

The Bears (1-5) are off to their worst six-game start since they were also 1-5 in 2004, and with an 0-3 road record, they already have as many losses away from home as they did all of last year.  


Tracy Porter recorded an interceptionat Green Bay last season and became the first NFL player to break up four Aaron Rodgers passes in one game.

The Bears have moved the ball, but have struggled to score points; they rank seventh in the NFL in total yards but only 31st in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game. They've tallied more than 17 points only once in their first six games of a season for the first time since 1975.  

The Packers (3-2) will play their fourth straight game at Lambeau Field. Green Bay fans booed their team during last Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Cowboys, a rare occurrence for a team that has made the playoffs 18 of the past 23 years, including each of the last seven seasons.  

The Bears lead the all-time series with the Packers 94-92-6 and have won two of the last three meetings in Green Bay but have still lost 10 of the last 12 overall.  

The Bears won the last meeting 17-13 on Nov. 26, 2015 at Lambeau Field. The Bears held the Packers out of the end zone on four plays from the 8 in the final minute to preserve a thrilling Thanksgiving night win over their arch rivals. Tracy Porter recorded his only interception of the season and became the first NFL player to break up four Aaron Rodgers passes in one game.  

Entering Week 7, the Bears rank 7th in offense (23rd in rushing and 4th passing) and 11th in defense (19h against the run and 10th versus the pass). The Packers rank 25th in offense (16th rushing and 25th passing) and 10th in defense (2nd versus the run and 21st versus the pass).  

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