Bears vs Packers: Bear Goggles On's Week 9 Staff Picks and Predictions

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Sept 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree (83) celebrates with fans after scoring a touchdown on a fake field goal against the Chicago Bears second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

 

It’s Bears vs Packers for yet another matchup of the oldest rivalry in NFL history, this time in prime time.  Can the Bears overcome injuries to Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs, the quarterbacks both sides of the ball?  Can Aaron Rodgers shake an 0-2 history vs the Bears on Monday Night Football?  Will the Packers punter get to actually punt?  Let’s see what the BGO team thinks:

DeCon (5-2)

Well, that sucked…even with a bye week in between, that still sucked.  I guess the good news is there was a bye for #6 to get healed up and the even better news is he could be back sooner than originally anticipated.  All that said, I fear NOTHING can save the Bears from the ass whoopin’ that awaits up North.  I guzzle the blue and orange kool-aid, but Rodgers has the Packers offense clicking and I don’t think Josh McCown can compete in a shoot-out.  Not to mention, the Bears D is the only team that has made RG3 look like RG3 this season, so I think Rodgers and company will do some post-Halloween pumpkin carving of the Bears injury depleted defense.  This could get ugly in a hurry and let me prepare you now for how much John Gruden “loves” Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson, because he will say it no less than 20 times during the broadcast.  You might want to watch this one in a dark room by yourself with your leftover Halloween candy at your side.

Bears 10 – Packers 41

Boomer (5-2)

Deep down in my gut, I didn’t think the Bears were going to win against the Redskins, but I couldn’t pull the trigger.  No sense wallowing in self pity, we have a game to predict.  There’s no Jay Cutler, but Lance Briggs will be missed more.  I think the Bears can move the ball, but the bigger problem will be the Packers offense.  They have an added dimension of a running game, which will make the Bears defense look that much worse.  The Bears have a few surprises up their sleeves, but it’s not enough keep up with the Pack.

Bears 34- Packers 44

Heather Pink (4-2)

My least favorite game of the season…the game in Lambeau. I’ll be content if the Bears defense can hang in there with Aaron Rodgers and his offense. But, I don’t expect much on the Bears offensive side of the ball. Eddie Lacy will have a great night, that’s for sure. It will be a good gauge to see where the Bears actually are position wise.

Bears 10  – Packers 27

Tooch (4-2)

Nearly every single thing that could have gone wrong for the Bears this season has, in fact, gone wrong.  That won’t change on Monday night against a Packers team that has overcome tremendous injury problems to remain atop the NFC North and will likely be there to stay for the remainder of the year.  Aaron Rodgers isn’t even playing his best football, but the Pack have established a running game behind workhorse Eddie Lacy — who will rumble all over the weak Bears defense for 100+ yards and two touchdowns.  Halloween is over, Bears fans — but you’ll be screaming out of fright during this one.

Packers 34-Bears 21 

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