GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Sunday's game between Green Bay and Chicago will be an opportunity for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to get back on the hot streak he was riding early in the season.
Rodgers has been working with a sprained right shoulder for nearly two months and has cooled off lately.
It didn't help that he was running for his life against the Vikings' pass rush last Sunday.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy says it's only natural that a first-year starter -- and the rest of a young team used to having success -- would hit a rough patch.
McCarthy says there may be bad plays in a game, but an overall bad performance is unacceptable.