Bears' Akiem Hicks (hamstring) ruled out for Week 12's showdown with Green Bay

Chicago Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (hamstring) is inactive for Week 12's game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.

What It Means:

Hicks has been downgraded from questionable to out after failing to practice all week and will not face the Packers in Week 12. His absence boosts the outlook for the entire Packers offense, most notably Aaron Jones and the rest of the running game.

The Bears are 7.5-point underdogs against the Packers in Week 12. They have an implied team total of just 18.25 points.