Bears Game Today: Bears vs Packers injury report, spread, over/under, schedule, live stream, TV channel

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Chicago Bears - Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /

Everything about this game screams failure for the Chicago Bears. Matt Nagy is 1-5 versus the Green Bay Packers during his three years as the head coach of the Bears. Aaron Rodgers has dominated the Bears throughout his career. He has an overall record of 20-5 throughout his career. To make matters worse, he has thrown 55 touchdowns to only 10 interceptions while facing Chicago.

The thing is, this is a very different team this year. Justin Fields is easily the best quarterback prospect the team has seen in years — maybe even ever. Note that by prospect, that does not mean he is a lock to become as good as the hype that comes with him. That said, I have all the faith in the world that he will be one of, if not the best quarterback to come from this draft.

If we look at these two teams, there are plenty of signs that point in both teams’ direction. The Bears are bottom feeders in the scoring department with an average of 16.8 points per game. However, under Bill Lazor’s play-calling, the team is averaging 22 points per game. The Packers on the other hand are averaging 24.0 points per game. In the Bears’ favor, the defense is only allowing 20 points per game, while Green Bay is giving up 24.4 points.

If we look at some more advanced stats, the Bears are fifth in the NFL in defensive DVOA. The Packers are ranked 20th. More specifically, Chicago is 4th vs the pass and 11th vs the run. The Packers are 17th vs the pass and 29th vs the run. There is a recipe here for the Bears to win this game. Run the ball, hit on some big pass plays, and keep the ball out of Aaron Rodgers’ hands.

Looking at the offensive side of the ball, the Bears are 31st in Offensive DVOA, while the Packers are 10th. Special teams leans the Bears’ way though as they are 8th and the Packers are 28th. That said, this is an offensive league and it shows since the Bears are 22nd in Overall DVOA, while the Packers are 15th.

Bears Injury Report vs Packers Week 6

Outside of those on injured reserve already, J.P. Holtz (TE) and Caleb Johnson (LB) are the only two players listed as OUT. The team has a bunch of guys who are questionable though. The list includes:

  • Akiem HIcks (groin)
  • Khalil Mack (foot)
  • Allen Robinson (ankle)
  • Xavier Crawford (back)
  • Duke Shelley (ankle)
  • Eddie Jackson (knee)
  • Artie Burns (foot)
  • Ryan Nall (ankle)
  • Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring)

The Packers are hurting worse though. They will be without Jaire Alexander (shoulder) and Za’Darius Smith (back) as both are on injured reserve. The Packers are also going to be without Kevin King (shoulder) who is listed as OUT. The team is thin at corner even after signing recently released cornerback Quinton Dunbar to the practice squad.

Bears vs Packers Odds, Spread, Over/Under, & Betting Pick Week 6

WynnBET’s Week 6 NFL odds have shifted a bit. Early in the week, the Bears were +5.0 underdogs, but that number has moved to +6.0. The Bears will need to lose by six or fewer points to cover that spread. If they win outright, then clearly they will also cover and it means anyone who bet the Moneyline will also win with +200 odds (bet $100 to win $200). This shifted from +185 on Monday.

The over/under has also changed slightly from the beginning of the week. Instead of 45.0, the total dropped to just 44.0. This essentially means both teams would need to score roughly 22 points or more. That would be the exact average amount of points Chicago has put up with Bill Lazor calling plays and the Packers have been averaging 24. It looks like the over is in play here if things remain the same.

Like last week, my gut (or bias) is leaning toward Chicago. I predicted them to win 24-17 on Monday and I’m going to stay with that prediction. Divisional games are usually tough and close, I think Justin Fields pushes this one in the Bears’ favor. I would stay away from the Moneyline, but I’m all for getting the points in the spread.

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What Channel is the Bears Game on Week 6?

The Bears vs Packers broadcast will air today on FOX at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST.

Bears vs Packers Live Stream

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Bears Next Game and Schedule

It was important that the Bears beat the Raiders last week to move to 3-2 on the season. This will be a true test and whichever team wins will be in first place of the NFC North. Even if the Bears lose, they will still have playoff aspirations, just not as good of a chance they get there. Here’s a look at their schedule for the next four weeks:

Week 7: @ Buccaneers
Week 8: vs 49ers
Week 9: @ Steelers
Week 10: BYE