THE PREDICTION

Even if the Packers don’t win Sunday and clinch their second straight division title, they’ll still be in good shape to win the division if they can win their last two games – against Tennessee on Dec. 23 at Lambeau Field and at Minnesota on Dec. 30. They’d rather take care of business in this game, of course, get their 10th victory and then set their sights on a first-round bye – something else that isn’t out of the question. But to have a chance at that accomplishment, they’ll have to take care of business with the Bears. The guess here is that Chicago’s injuries, coupled with the return of Matthews, will lead to victory for the visitors, as long as they don’t turn the ball over against the Bears, who lead the NFL in takeaways. Packers 28, Bears 20. (Season record: 7-6)

– Jason Wilde