With Greg Jennings unlikely to play Thursday night against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers figures to be looking to target Jermichael Finley even more.
Luckily for the Green Bay Packers, the fifth-year tight end has come through many times before against the Bears.
“When you’ve got a big body running down the seams with a large margin of error for the throw because of his range and his hands, it gives you a lot of confidence,” Rodgers said during his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.comTuesday afternoon. “Jermichael, confidence-wise, is very high. We have a lot of confidence in him and just have to find ways to get him the ball.”
Last year, the Bears had a hard time containing Finley, who caught four touchdown passes in two games against Chicago, including three in the Packers' 27-17 victory in Week 3 at Soldier Field. Finley finished that game with seven catches for 85 yards, including a deep catch down the right side of the field for 24 yards.
In his last three games against the Bears, Finley has racked up 19 catches for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns.