Chicago at Green Bay
The oldest rivalry in all of football takes place near the close of September as the Bears travel north to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Green Bay is favored by some to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this year and is built to win. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a world beater against whom the Bears have struggled. But when these two teams get together you can throw out the stats because anything is possible. The Bears could conceivably win this game.
Da Windy City
Chicago’s offense will not be ready to handle what Green Bay will throw at it this early in the season. The Bears’ passing game will struggle and won’t be able to keep pace with Green Bay’s offense and the points they will produce. Chicago’s defense will need to be good but they can’t be that good without some help from their offense.
Hopefully, Chicago’s secondary will be able to keep up with Green Bay’s receivers while the defensive line tries to muster a pass rush on Rogers. Keeping him contained is the key. When he throws on the move, he’s dangerous. If the defense can’t keep him wrapped up, it might be a blowout.
These two teams are always ready to play one another. This meeting will be the one that the Packers win “somewhat” easily leading the Bears to what might be a winless September. Chicago will have a much better go of it in their second game against the Green Bay which will take place in mid-November.
Score Prediction: Green Bay 25 Chicago 20