“Yeah, we know that we can compete against any team," Young said. "It’s never a case where we haven’t had an opportunity to win. It’s just closing it out. If I recall, the last time we played them, it came down to the wire. The last second on the clock, it was that type of game."

The two teams last squared off last November on Thursday Night Football on Thanksgiving night, and the Bears came away with a surprising victory. Young sacked Rodgers once that evening, and that former MVP completed just 22 of his 43 passes for 202 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Any hope of making a run at the playoffs appears nearly impossible for the Bears at this point, but Young is taking it one game at a time.

"It’s a division game. It’s a rival game for us," he said. "It’s going to be hostile, Thursday Night Football. The only difference between last week and this week is we’re coming off a short week. They are too.”