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5 things to know about season finale


The #Green #Bay #Packers (12-3) and #Chicago #Bears (8-7) will face off #Sunday at #Soldier #Field in the 2020 regular-season finale.

#Both teams are going into the final game with a lot to play for in terms of playoff positioning.

#Here are five things to know about #Week 17:

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#Game information

#Mike #DiNovo-USA TODAY #Sports

#When: #Sunday, #Jan. 3, 3:25 p.m. CT
#Where: #Soldier #Field, #Chicago, #Illinois
TV: FOX
#Spread: #Packers -5.5

TV coverage map: (#Added later #Wednesday)

#What’s on the line

#Photo by #Jonathan #Daniel/Getty #Images

The rivalry will take on added significance on #Sunday due to the importance of the outcome to playoff seeding in the NFC. #Both the #Packers and #Bears have something big to play for in the finale.

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The #Packers can clinch the #No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win over the #Bears or a loss by the #Seattle #Seahawks to the #San #Francisco 49ers.

The #Bears can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the #Packers or a loss by the #Arizona #Cardinals to the #Los #Angeles #Rams.

#First meeting: #Packers 41, #Bears 25 (#Week 12, #Nov. 29)

AP #Photo / #Jeffrey #Phelps

The #Packers scored three straight touchdowns in the second quarter to take a commanding halftime lead and eventually held a 41-10 advantage before the #Bears scored a pair of late touchdowns. #Aaron #Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, #Aaron #Jones and #Jamaal #Williams rushed for 163 total yards and the #Packers defense turned over #Mitchell #Trubisky three times, including once on a fumble return for a touchdown by #Preston #Smith. The #Packers were 3-for-3 on fourth down, held the ball for nearly 38 minutes and didn’t have a turnover or give up a sack. #David #Montgomery ran for 112 yards and #Allen #Robinson caught a pair of touchdowns for the #Bears, who have won three of the last four games since the 41-25 defeat at #Lambeau #Field.

#Packers hold a 100-95-6 edge in the series all-time.

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#Last week recap

AP #Photo/Mike #Roemer

The #Packers got four touchdown passes from #Aaron #Rodgers, three receiving touchdowns from #Davante #Adams, two rushing touchdowns from A.J. #Dillon and an inspiring effort from the defense against #Ryan #Tannehill and #Derrick #Henry during a 40-14 rout of the #Tennessee #Titans. The victory didn’t clinch the #No. 1 seed for the #Packers, but it was arguably the most complete and dominant win of the season for #Matt #LaFleur’s team.

The #Bears also routed an AFC #South foe, beating the #Jacksonville #Jaguars by a 41-17 final on the road. #Former #Packer #Jimmy #Graham caught two touchdown passes, #Allen #Robinson caught 10 passes, and #Roquan #Smith intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble. #After the #Jaguars tied the game at 10, the #Bears scored 31 straight points to create the blowout and keep playoff hopes alive and well for #Week 17.

#Team ranks

#Green #Bay #Packers quarterback #Aaron #Rodgers (12) passes the ball to #Davante #Adams in the fourth quarter during their football game #Sunday, #December 27, 2020, at #Lambeau #Field in #Green #Bay, #Wis.

#Statistical ranks for the two teams, per #Pro #Football #Reference:

GB CHI
#Points per game 31.6 (1st) 23.7 (18th)
#Points allowed per game 23.5 (16th) 22.3 (9th)
#Takeaway differential +6 (7th) -3 (21st)
#Passing yards per game 257 (9th) 227 (22nd)
#Rushing yards per game 135 (8th) 102 (24th)
#Passing yards allowed per game 219 (6th) 231 (13th)
#Rushing yards allowed per game 113 (14th) 115 (15th)
DVOA rank 3rd 15th
PFF overall grade rank 1st 12th



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