Can the Packers D hold off the Bears running game? Thats the key question from this match up. We know that the packers will put up points, and we know that Rodgers will do so whilst evading many pass-rushers as his o-line in awful and/or injured. Tonight we will really see where the Packers are headed this season.
The Bears will be high in confidence gained from their upset win over another free-scoring offense in the Pittsburgh Steelers, the D held up well enough to get the team into overtime, and from there the magic happened. Green Bays defensive unit isnt as good as the Steelers so the Bears have nothing to fear there. If Glennon can mange the game then there is a chance of both these teams being tied at 2-2 rather than The Packers surging ahead of their divisional rivals. Its possible.
The Green Bay D is ranked 12th over all against the run (Bears strength) whilst The Bears D is 13th overall against the pass (Packers strength). If either team can unpick the best aspect of their opponents D game then it should be enough to win a close match-up. Our American expert Duncan says the Packers win, in fact, most people say they do in a tight contest (less than 7 points) but im going to throw a shocker out there and say Bears take the win at Lambeau despite losing 12 of the last 14 games against Green Bay. Ive been disappointed by Green Bay since touting them as my Super Bowl pick, they just dont look to have solved any of the issues from the last 3 seasons (Dom Capers and his D being the main issue) and Ty Montgomery cant keep shouldering the workload without assistance in the backfield. Conversely the Bears backfield looks excellent and thats freeing up some pressure from the receivers. Im not confident in my choice but i’d say its a good time for the Bears to play at Lambeau.
This oldest of rivalries is tied at 94-94-6 so some one stands to take the bragging rights that come with an overall lead…
Bears 24 Packers 20