4. Who’s an under the radar player who will have a big impact on Thursday night’s outcome? Maybe you have one of offense and one of defense?
The Packers will be without Davante Adams and starting brand new running backs to the system. Hopefully a tight end steps up. More than likely it will be a receiver who receives extra opportunities. While given few chances this season after suffering a broken hand, look for Jeff Janis to step up. The Packers will look to stretch the field and he may be just the guy. As for the defense, I will go back to a guy I mentioned earlier. With a depleted secondary look for Kyler Fackrell to come after the quarterback early and often.
5. What’s your prediction for the game? Please include a final score.
I think we both agree, Thursday night games need to go. After Sunday, it gives the teams virtually zero time to heal. Not to mention the Packers will be in all white. Aaron Rodgers has been struggling and will have to hand it off to brand new running backs. It has all of the makings for very ugly TV. The Bears are 1-5 while the Packers limp in at 3-2. This game might come down to the kickers.
I’ll go Packers 20 Bears 17
A big thanks to Josh McPeak over at Lombardi Ave for his insight. Be sure to check them out for a look behind the Cheddar Curtain.