Comparing Justin Fields and Aaron Rodgers stats over last five weeks

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The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers are currently tied in the NFC North with a 3-6 record. Things are looking up for the Bears, while it appears the Packers are trending downward. Could it be that the Bears are finally going to overtake the division? Well, a 7-1 Vikings team would like to think not, but it appears as though this Bears franchise could be in for a strong few years ahead. One of those reasons is Justin Fields. He has come on as of late, while Aaron Rodgers has struggled.

In fact, if we look at the last five weeks, Justin Fields has looked like a superstar, while Aaron Rodgers is now on pace to tie the most interceptions he has thrown in a season at 13. This is not to say that Rodgers is bad. He’s just stuck on a team that is also lacking in talent — at least at the wide receiver position. It appears that Rodgers might be missing Davante Adams more than Adams misses Rodgers. Although, neither team is winning very many football games.

Stats don’t tell everything, but let’s take a look at them anyway.

Chicago Bears Opponents Week 5 through Week 9

  • Minnesota: 29-22 loss
  • Washington: 12-7 loss
  • New England: 33-14 win
  • Dallas: 49-29 loss
  • Dolphins: 35-32 loss
    Combined record of these five teams: 28-15

Unfortunately, the Chicago Bears have gone 1-4 over the last five games, but the offense has started to look elite despite many deficiencies at wide receiver and offensive line.

Green Bay Packers Opponents Week 5 through Week 9

  • New York Giants: 27-22 loss
  • New York Jets: 27-10 loss
  • Washington: 23-21 loss
  • Buffalo: 27-17 loss
  • Detroit: 15-9 loss
    Combined record of these five teams: 24-18

It looks like the Chicago Bears have faced slightly stronger opponents than the Packers over the last five weeks. Both teams have struggled, but the Bears have at least looked strong doing it.