First task for Packers RT Bryan Bulaga: facing Bears’ Mack

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Asked about Green Bay's starting offensive line Wednesday, Hicks responded: "I know those five guys can't block Khalil Mack".

With heavy focus on where Trubisky might throw the ball, Nagy and running back Jordan Howard continue to stress the running game.

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Rodgers is also one of the most accurate QBs of all-time while being on the move, so if Mack is able to get to him in the pocket, rolling out and finding an open receiver will only be a minor inconvenience for Rodgers. Fangio now has one of the best pass rushers in the National Football League leading an already solid defense, not a bad consolation after he got passed over for the head coaching job in favor of Matt Nagy. That should mean good field position on a consistent basis for the offense. However, Alex Smith was Kansas City's quarterback during that stretch, and second-year player Patrick Mahomes is taking over this season.

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"It's a chain reaction, domino effect and hopefully that's what we'll see". More recently, Rodgers has 22 touchdown passes and only one interception in his last seven meetings with the Bears. His command of the huddle impressed the Bears.

Opting for no risky business in the preseason is paying off for Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy. "I think he understands the game".

"You have to do what's best - not just for right now", said Smith, who has not been listed on the injury report all week. Mack is a great defensive player and will most likely have a good career in Chicago.

The Raiders were 23rd in the league in total defense previous year, with a league-low five interceptions and 31 sacks (tied for 24th in the league).

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For now, there are still some big questions about Trubisky, the offense and how it will all come together.

"That's all part of the challenge, and really it's the challenge of the first game", McCarthy said. "The more of the mystery is what (the Packers are) going to run on defense".

As a 2013 freshman at Georgia, Leonard Floyd was gearing up for the opener against Clemson and was doing so with his broken left hand completely covered with a club cast. Floyd broke his hand at Denver on August 18.

At that point, rookie inside linebacker Roquan Smith was still in the middle of his 29-day contract holdout and the buzz around the Bears outside linebackers corps was whether Aaron Lynch would return from injury to alleviate depth issues.

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