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Follow live: Bears vs. Packers

Reeling from several injuries, including the loss of running back Eddie Lacy to the injured reserve list, the Green Bay Packers are looking for a way to bounce back from last week's loss against rival Chicago at Lambeau Field.

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Hoyer on verge of joining Brees, Peyton Manning

Brian Hoyer has had four consecutive games with 300 passing yards and no interceptions. Another performance like that will put him in elite company.

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Love, Hate and the Beadle interview

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 7 and opens up to guest interviewer Michelle Beadle about life, work and being the TMR.

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Week 7 fantasy football QB ranks

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Don Jackson just ran into the Packers' locker room. No announcement on an injury yet. Next up: Knile Davis?

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With Brian Hoyer back in the locker room, Matt Barkley takes over at QB for the Bears. Hoyer's last completion came on Nov. 3, 2013 while he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Eddie Lacy was averaging 5.1 yards per carry for the Packers this year. So far tonight, Aaron Rodgers is averaging 4.8 yards per pass attempt.


Matt Barkley is the Bears backup if Brian Hoyer can't return. Barkley has never thrown a TD in the NFL (0 TD, 4 Int in 50 career attempts)

Matt Bowen @MattBowen41

Packers are sold on making the Bears DBs tackle with the quick passing game. Slant, out, hitch, flat...

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

There was a time when QB Matt Barkley was projected as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the draft. It appears he is about to enter tonight's game for the Bears, who are his third team in three years. This could get ugly quickly.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer is down on the field after a hard hit on 3rd down. Hoyer being helped back to the bench. Matt Barkley is the Bears' backup QB tonight.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Bears QB Brian Hoyer is in significant pain following a third down incompletion. The only other active Bears QB tonight is Matt Barkley.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

First completion of the night to Alshon Jeffery happened early in the second quarter. Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer entered the game completing 64.7 percent of his pass attempts to Jeffery. So far tonight, Jeffery is 1-for-5 when targeted.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Aaron Rodgers threw 18 passes in the first quarter for the Packers. Multiply that out by four quarters and, well, you've got a lot. My math says it would be 72 attempts.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Twelve of Rodgers' 18 pass attempts in that quarter were thrown 5 or fewer yards downfield, he was 8-of-12 for 53 yards on those throws, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Love the decision to go for it on 4th and goal from the 1. Not so much the decision to try and run for it without a running back. Still, got to credit McCarthy for creative solutions to personnel problems. And credit the Bears' defense, which looks quick and disciplined in the front seven so far.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

While the Packers obviously wanted a touchdown on that fourth down, they left the Bears' offense in terrible position at the 1-yard line. Given the way the first quarter has gone, they can reasonably expect to get the ball back in excellent field position.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers threw it 18 times in the first quarter, which is three more passes than he's ever attempted in the first quarter of a game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Post-DPI note: Aaron Rodgers entered this game leading the NFL in penalty expected points added (EPA). Doesn't show up in passer rating, but it's one reason his Total QBR was about what it's been thru the first five games of seasons previously.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Packers' game plan is pretty clear as they play without an experienced running back: Throw, throw and throw some more. They have passed on 14 of their first 16 plays. What is also clear, even to those who don't watch the Packers often: They really don't have a deep threat. They're not a "chunk" offense anymore.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Hoyer is looking for Alshon Jeffery, but the duo has nothing to show for it. Jeffery has been targeted four times by Hoyer, but does not have a reception as the Bears' offense is still struggling to put points on the board.