Chicago Bears: Previewing the vital, must-win game vs the Packers

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The Chicago Bears will not be able to keep Aaron Rodgers off the field

The Bears would love to play a time of possession game to keep Rodgers on the bench but with two of their best secondary players out this may not be a realistic expectation. The Bears can still score lots of points with a good run game and good mid-range passing game. They have the talent to pull this off, but they have to not crumble under the intense pressure playing from behind will create.

Ironically, Mitch Trubisky is better at maintaining his cool under great pressure than was Jay Cutler. In fact, Cutler could not do this as he buckled under pressure in virtually all the Bears-Packers games. This innate ability of Trubisky to remain calm under pressure gives the Bears a true chance to win if they get behind or start trading off touchdowns with the Packers. This Bears team has proven they can score points. However, they must stick to the formula that has worked for them these last few weeks.

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My predictions start with Eddie Jackson finally getting his first interception this season that is not overturned and it happens at the best possible time. It sure feels, likely, a Packers turnover would play a key role in a Bears victory.

I see the Bears defense controlling the Packers’ run game and Trubisky does not throw an interception. Chuck Pagano, much to Bears fans’ delight, finds the right recipe to take advantage of the absence of David Bhaktiari and the Bears sack Rodgers three times. This all leads to the Bears squeaking out a win 34-31 as Cairo Santos is the hero of the Bears 2020 season.