BBAO: On Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews

We're Black and Blue All Over:

It's been six games for Charles Woodson and four for Clay Matthews. The Green Bay Packers are heading into a game with direct playoff implications. So will it be all hands on deck Sunday at Soldier Field?

Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn't have any new details while meeting with reporters Monday, but it sure seems the team has targeted Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears for the return of both players. Woodson (collarbone) began practicing in a limited fashion last week, and Matthews could see his first on-field work Wednesday.

McCarthy said he was "hopeful" but is avoiding timetables on injuries that have proved unpredictable this season. With a division title in the balance, you can bet that both players will be pushing to get back on the field.

Continuing around the NFC North: