Week 6 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

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How the Chicago Bears must tweak the current game plan

Running the ball well for the Bears against a team that is vulnerable to the run is a good start. However, this will not be enough for the Bears to win this game. They need to score an absolute minimum of two touchdowns to win but probably need at least three to steal a victory from future Hall of Fame QB, Aaron Rodgers.

Given that Matt Nagy’s offenses have been lacking in scoring touchdowns and that Nagy has only beaten the Packers once in three years, this all seems like too tall a task for the Bears. However, maybe both trends could change now that Bill Lazor is their play-caller.

A steady diet of runs and short passes with a few medium passes thrown in the mix, is not going to get it done for the Bears this Sunday. They need to keep the Packers defense guessing what they are going to do on offense. That is, of course, once they have established the run.

The Bears’ offensive line has made considerable improvement since their loss to the Browns. Parker Hurley has done a very good job in writing about the Bears’ strengths as well as their biggest weakness in run blocking. He also points out the Packers have a lower ranking in defending the run than all the other teams the Bears have played — including the Lions.

The Packers’ best pass rusher, Za’Darius Smith, and their best cornerback, Jaire Alexander, are both on the IR. They have good replacements for both players in 2019 first-round pick OLB, Rashan Gary, and their 2021 first-round CB, Eric Stokes. First-rounders or not, the Bears are still a lot better off facing these guys than the ones they are replacing.