09/13/2012 07:34 pm ET

Packers vs. Bears LIVE UPDATES: Green Bay Hosts Chicago At Lambeau Field


The NFL on Thursday? Yes, please. Opening up the "Thursday Night Football" schedule is a marquee matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears that should bring some December intensity to this school night in September.

Even after nearly 200 meetings, the NFL's longest rivalry seems to never get stale. With the Packers having lost at Lambeau in Week 1 while the Bears dismantled Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field, this Week 2 showdown even seems like it could loom large in determining who represents the NFC North in the postseason.

For the Bears, quarterback Jay Cutler looked like he's enjoying having his former teammate Brandon Marshall back in his huddle, as he connected with the three-time Pro Bowl receiver nine times for 119 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. With running back Matt Forte healthy, the Bears aim to open up an eary two-game lead in the standings en route dethroning Green Bay in the NFC North.

Of course, the Packers' offense is led by Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers, who still has several capable receivers to choose from. They'll look to break out after being held largely in check by the San Francisco 49ers. In a game featuring potent offenses, the deciding factor could very well be one of the units who work without the ball. Which defense will step up? The Packers let up 30 in their opener while the Bears let the Colts offense score a pair of touchdowns and Luck rack up more than 300 yards despite all those turnovers.

Will Chicago go into Lambeau Field and send Green Bay to an 0-2 record (while improving to 2-0)? Or will the Packers bounce back and give the cheese-heads something to cheer about?

09/13/2012 11:42 PM EDT



09/13/2012 11:40 PM EDT

@ nflnetwork :

Cutler 11/27 126yds 1TD 4INT 28.2QBR #CHIvsGB

09/13/2012 11:39 PM EDT

Rodgers starts taking a knee. This one's over.

09/13/2012 11:38 PM EDT

@ SI_PeterKing :

Matthews shouldn't have shared any of those sacks. All should be his alone--he should have 4 tonight, not 3.5.

09/13/2012 11:38 PM EDT

@ richeisen :

Clay Matthews is currently out of his skull right about now. Six sacks in two games.

09/13/2012 11:37 PM EDT

2nd and 4

Benson runs right, follows his blocker and slashes his way upfield for 5 yards and a first down. TWO MINUTE WARNING

09/13/2012 11:36 PM EDT

1st and 10

From Chicago's 30, Benson runs right up the middle for 6 yards.

09/13/2012 11:35 PM EDT

4th and 5

Cutler throws ANOTHER interception, this time Green Bay's Jerron McMillian is the one to pick it off. The refs call him down by contact even though it didn't look like anyone touched him. It didn't look like he caught it either. But either way, it's going to be Packers ball.

09/13/2012 11:33 PM EDT

3rd and 19

Cutler hits Marshall on the left side and he picks up 14 yards. 4th and 5 coming.

09/13/2012 11:33 PM EDT

3rd and 24

Michael Bush runs up the middle for 11 yards and the refs call 12 men on the field on Green Bay. Repeat 3rd down on Chicago's 9.