NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Green Bay Packers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
GREEN BAY PACKERS (6)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 6) - Has a chance to wrap up a tough division.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 11) - Packers have shown renewed commitment to running game lately.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 6)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 5) - Getting by without some key players on both sides of the ball, need Nelson, Woodson & Matthews soon.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 8) - Win and you're in: If Green Bay beats the wounded Bears on the road on Sunday, they clinch the NFC North. Pack gets in position to win the division with solid, if unspectacular effort against Detroit.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 6) - A Packer win Sunday in Chicago would give Green Bay a sweep of its three division rivals in a span of three weeks and clinch another NFC North.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 5) - They're getting healthy. They've discovered the run. And they have one of the most reliable quarterbacks in the business. It's time to start fearing the Packers.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 6) - They're getting healthy and scary at the right time.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 8) - The defense is going to get back Mathews and Woodson and then watch out. The running game is also coming alive. Just protect Rodgers or it all falls apart.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 4) - The Pack is getting healthier and poised for a run of their own. Greg Jennings is back, now here come Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson and Jordy Nelson.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 7) - Beware the Packers. Green Bay has won seven of its past eight games and is now getting Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson back from injuries at a critical stretch of the season.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 3) - Mike McCarthy believes this team can be better than the 15-1 Packers of a year ago. Can the Bears make him look wrong on Sunday?