Sep 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) celebrates his touchdown during the first quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Chicago Bears wide reciever Brandon Marshall celebrates his second half touchdown catch gainst the San Francisco 49ers at Levis Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
This is what I see happening on Sunday. The Bears put a lot of pressure on Aaron Rodgers, get a turnover or two and use the opportunities to score one more touchdown than the Packers with around 5 minutes to go in the 4th quarter. Aaron Rodgers plays like Aaron Rodgers and finds Nelson wide open in the secondary and makes some amazing throw to tie the game up. Typical Bears vs. Packers stuff. It will probably will be Chris Conte who blows the coverage. Then, Jay Cutler marches down the field, almost throws an interception to none other than Julius Peppers, but he drops it. They get into field goal range with an amazing run by Matt Forte and attempt to kick a field goal on 2nd down with 20 seconds to go. They fumble the snap, recover and then kick the game winning field goal on 3rd down.
Bears 27 Packers 24.
So let’s have it Ray, what is your prediction for the game on Sunday?
"Wow! Michael, you have a vivid imagination. I agree that this will be a close game with both defenses scoring a touchdown in a relatively low-scoring, high action affair. But as an aside, I don’t see Julius Peppers dropping anything thrown his way by Jay Cutler … if that happens, you better believe that Peppers is going to catch it … and probably return it for a touchdown. Oct 6, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) and wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) celebrate during the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 22-9. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports That aside, I don’t think this one is going to come down to a field goal. It will be close, as I mentioned above, but I think the Packers offense will finally find itself in the second half – and it will be sparked by none other than the Packers run game. With a mix of pass and run, the Packers will find a way to control the clock with two 12-play drives that result in second half touchdowns to put the game away. There will be no last minute heroics, no last-second field goal … no, nothing like that. This game will come down to pure fundamental football. Packers 24 Bears 17"
I want to give Ray Rivard from Lombardi Ave. a high five for not pulling any punches and going head to head with this Bears fan. I guess the older you get, the crankier the smack talker you become. You may have won this round, but hopefully the Bears do the rest of my smack talking for me on Sunday.