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Bears Packers Showdown Sunday Night

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has dominated the Chicago Bears during his Hall of Fame-caliber career and isn't shy about pointing that out.


After running for a fourth-quarter touchdown in a 24-14 victory at Chicago on Oct. 14, Rodgers shouted "I still own you!" to the Soldier Field crowd.


The Bears (4-8) get their shot at payback Sunday when they visit the NFC North-leading Packers (9-3) at Lambeau Field.


Rodgers noted this week that his comment wasn't directed at the Bears, but rather at fans who were making obscene gestures to him. But he also pointed out that "I don't know that you can question a whole lot of what I said."


The Packers are 22-5 against the Bears in games Rodgers has started.


The Bears hope they get a boost from the return of rookie quarterback Justin Fields, who missed two games with broken ribs. Fields has thrown twice as many interceptions (eight) as touchdown passes (four) this season, but he had perhaps his two best games just before his injury.


While the Bears look toward their future with Fields, the Packers are driving toward their third straight NFC North title as the only division team with a winning record.


They want to close the regular season strong and enter the playoffs with momentum.


Rodgers has been playing through a toe injury that has reduced his practice time, though it hasn't limited his effectiveness. Rodgers says he fractured his pinky toe last month while working out at home during his quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.


He didn't practice at all before a victory over the Los Angeles Rams and practiced just once before a loss at Minnesota the previous week. Rodgers said his toe benefited from the Packers' bye week last week.


Bears running back David Montgomery looked more like his usual self last week after initially struggling in his return from a knee injury.


He carried 21 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in a 33-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He also had a season-high eight catches for 51 yards. In the three games prior to that since returning against Pittsburgh on Nov. 8, he averaged just 3.8 yards on 44 carries and had six catches for 54 yards.


Montgomery's injury prevented him from playing when the Bears lost to the Packers in Chicago.

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