This week's Friday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- covered a wide range of topics, including the big slate of NFL games on tap for Sunday.
One of the big games is Green Bay vs. Chicago, with the Packers traveling to Chicago to take on the slumping Bears.
Since their 7-1 start, the Chicago Bears have lost four of five games. They're still only a game behind Green Bay (9-4) in the NFC North, but it's an especially challenging time to play host to the surging Packers.
The Packers are 4-0 against division opponents, and have won their last five games against the Bears. Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's loss at Minnesota because of a sore neck but said on WMVP-AM radio Monday that he expects to be ready to go against Green Bay.