Both teams were involved in tumultuous, draining victories at the weekend and picking it back up once more four days later will require both to dig deep into their reserves physically and mentally. One win that stands out, and the best win in Fox's Chicago Bears tenure was when Chicago took down Green Bay on the road on Thanksgiving in 2015.
Before Sunday's overtime victory over the Bengals, the Packers linked arms during the anthem while three Packers-Martellus Bennett, Kevin King and Lance Kendricks-chose to kneel. Geronimo Allison was the top Green Bay receiver with six catches for 122 yards.
Aaron Rodgers: I mean you're not going to sit Aaron Rodgers, this matchup is not scary, and e has thrown for over 300 yards in 3 straight games.
Expect a back-and-forth and ugly game, with the Bears likely to lean on their ground game to shorten the contest and the Packers dinking and dunking to mask more problems along the offensive line. Does one team benefit more from Sunday's win rolling into Thursday? Those numbers round out to 3.0 yards per carry, which isn't quite what Green Bay is looking for.
One play that he'd like to forget: Cornerback William Jackson returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown and a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter for Cincinnati. It very well could be, especially since that's seemingly the only time the Bears can beat Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers swept the Bears in both meetings past year, but Green Bay's offense is likely to be without both starting offensive tackles in Week 4.
If Kwiatkoski is unable to play, then Bears fans should expect to see a lot of John Timu in the middle of the field on Thursday night.
Green Bay would hang on to eliminate Chicago from the playoffs on the way to beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl in their next game. Chicago's defense is ranked eighth against the run.
In other Packers injury news, offensive tackles David Bakhtiari (hamstring), Bryan Bulaga (ankle) are doubtful and defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip) is questionable after being limited in practice Wednesday.
Getting up for this game might be tough for Green Bay given how much the team has dominated the Bears in recent years. A strong defense, a healthy dose of Jordan Howard, and limiting turnovers played a big role in this success, and Bears fans are still basking in the excitement of the moment. But after an unpredictable first three weeks, they could be better than we thought.