Thursday night sees the Bears and the Packers go head to head

As the season get closer to the midway point, neither of these teams will be satisfied with how their season has started.The Green Bay Packers come into this game with a 3-2 record. Although their record so far looks respectable, the cheeseheads and been in a number of tightly contested game, which has seen their passing attack under quarterbackAaron Rodgers has become not as strong as it was 12 months ago.

The Packers have also dominated the NFC North since 2011, winning the divisionfour times in a row until they were beaten by the Minnesota Vikings last year.The Vikings are the only team that are unbeaten in the NFL with a 5-0 record, which will leave the Packers feeling frustrated as the division title already looks to be slipping from their grasp.The Packers come into Week 7 after suffering a loss to the hands of Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite losing 30-16, Rodgers managed to post 294 passing yards, but the team struggled in the red zone, by only scoring one touchdown in four trips.

The Bears defence despite giving up a large amount of yardage, have been one of the best defences in the league on their goal line. If the Packers continueto stall this week in front of the goalline, then they may allow the Bears a chance to claim an unlikely win if they can't take their chances.The Packers will be without Eddie Lacy for several weeks, as the runningback has injured his ankle and cornerback Sam Shields is not expected back until week eight.The Chicago Bears have had a horrible start to the season. The Bears currently stand at 1-5 on the season and are struggling to get any rhythmgoing this season.

Brian Hoyer will be featuring at quarterback again for the Bears. The 31-year old has been relatively successful for the Bears since coming in for Jay Cutler in week three. Hoyer broke a Bears record last week against the JacksonvilleJaguars by being the first quarterback to throw over 300 yards in four consecutive matches.

Incredibly even with a 1-5 record, the Bears offence are currently fourth in total offence and seventh in passing offence, but the team have failed tp put up enough points to win games.

The Bears are 31st in the league when it comes to points scored averagingonly 16.8 points a game, which shows that it doesn't matter how often you can move the chains in a match, it doesn't matter if you can't convert that into touchdowns.Last season, the Bears managed to pull off a shock victory Lambeaufield winning 17-13 after stopping a late Hail Mary pass from Rodgers to secure the game.Chicago will be hoping that they can do something similar this week as they come off a disappointing home loss to the Jaguars.

However, the Bears will head on the road without former PackerJosh Sitton (ankle), defensive tackleEddie Goldman (ankle) and wide receiverEddie Royal. Cornerback Tracy Porter is also questionable for the trip to the Packers with a knee injury.

In summation, it is hard to look past a Packers win on Thursday evening, as despite their injuriesthe cheeseheads offence and defence are stronger than the Bears at the moment. However, if the Packers can't convert in the red zone, then you can't count Chicago out.Check out some other sporting news out by readingWestern Conference previewandWas Hulkenberg's Move to Renault worth the Risk?