A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat.
The two 30-plus-year-old pass rushers who changed teams in the division within 10 days of each other in March -- Allen going from the Vikings to the Bears and Peppers from the Bears to the Packers.
So far, the Packers have gotten the better end of the deal.
Allen hasn't been able to match Peppers in terms of impact plays.
They have played nearly the identical number of snaps -- Peppers has eight more snaps than Allen -- and Peppers has four sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception to Allen's 1.5 sacks, zero fumble recoveries and zero interceptions. Peppers also has the edge in quarterback hurries, 15-14, according to ProFootballFocus.com, while Allen has seven quarterback hits to Peppers' five, according to PFF.
Sunday will be their first head-to-head meeting in their new uniforms because Allen missed the Week 4 game at Soldier Field because of pneumonia.
Peppers signed a three-year, $26 million contract with the Packers, while Allen's deal with the Bears was for four years and $32 million. In terms of 2014 money, the Packers are paying Peppers $8.5 million, while the Bears will give Allen just $3 million this season.
However, the way each deal was structured -- with massive increases next season -- it's possible neither will play more than one year with his new team.
In case you missed it from ESPN.com:
Bears reporter Michael C. Wright and I discussed Sunday's game in our weekly preview.
The Packers weren't selected to play in one of the three games in London next season, but their turn could come in 2016.
There will be some standing-room-only tickets sold for the next two home games, against the Bears and Eagles. It's a trial run by the team.
Best of the rest:
At ESPNWisconsin.com, Jason Wilde asked every defensive coach and several defensive players what's wrong with the Packers' run defense, which ranks last in the NFL.
In the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Pete Dougherty revisited the famous "Instant Replay Game" between the Packers and Bears from 25 years ago.