Consistency is what powers the Packers’ passing game

Milton from Midland, MI

Hi Insiders! Will this be a classic run-the-ball and stop-the-run game? It will be fun to see Capers’ new wrinkle to defend the run.

Why, hello Milton. I just felt a need to say that. That’s the marquee matchup in this game – how the Packers decide to defend Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Chicago’s receivers combined for one catch against the Steelers. So it’s pretty easy to figure out what the point of emphasis needs to be against the Bears.

Lucas from Stevens Point, WI

Should I be excited about watching the Packers twice within a four-day span, or upset I will have to go 10 days without another game? Let’s get out of this one healthy and rest up 10 days and get back at ‘er! Go Pack Go!

I think you should be excited the Packers get to go 10 days without another game after tonight’s contest. The past week has been an absolute grind for the team, but the long weekend is the rainbow at the end of this monsoon.

Richard from Madison, WI

I see a couple of questions about how the Packers will spend their short week, but how will they spend their LONG week after Thursday? Will they be able to take a few days off, possibly even go home?

McCarthy hasn’t said what the team’s plan will be for the weekend, but he typically gives the team time off. As much as we talk about injuries, a mental break is also required to rebound from this long stretch.

Bill from Bloomfield Hills, MI

The difference between Ty Montgomery and a more than 80-yard rusher per game seems to be breaking some longer runs. Have you or anyone identified what needs to happen differently to get those?

If Montgomery busts a 40-yard run on the first play against the Bears, his yards-per-run average will jump from 3.0 to 3.9. All it takes is one big play. That’s the difference. If the right gap opens, his opportunity will come. The explosiveness is there. It was on display on his three catches of more than 20 yards this season.

James from Syracuse, NY

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