Sunday Night NFL: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Jason Reed – Chicago has become a trendy sleeper with Khalil Mack but they still have to prove themselves before I pick them over Aaron Rodgers. Going into Lambeau and winning is no easy feat, especially for a second-year quarterback.
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This game will come down to Aaron Rodgers vs. Mitchell Trubisky. That’s an easy decision. Green Bay.
Jordan Cordano – The Chicago Bears acquisition of linebacker Khalil Mack may be the headline in this Sunday night showdown. But the return of a healthy Aaron Rodgers also adds some excitement to this matchup. Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky has a few new weapons to help ease him into year two of his young career with Chicago, adding WR Allen Robinson and TE Trey Burton.
Green Bay wasn’t quite in the same position when the Packers front office brought in big time TE Jimmy Graham. He could become a favorite target of Rodgers, with the departure of WR Jordy Nelson. Chicago has the potential to be a top 5 defense and they may sit back and make Green Bay beat them on the ground, which will be a running back by committee between Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery while Aaron Jones serving his two-game suspension.
The game could come down to “the last team with the ball wins the game,” and you can’t sleep on Mr. Rogers in his neighborhood. Green Bay takes this one.
Matt Barry – There is some excitement around the Bears with the addition of Khalil Mack. The Packers thought they might get him. He should disrupt Aaron Rodgers some. But not enough. Green Bay is at home and Rodgers should be on a mission. Packers win this rivalry game.
Ed Stein – Even with the addition of Khalil Mack, Chicago still won’t be able to handle Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay offense. He lost wide receiver Jordy Nelson to free agency but still has Randall Cobb and Davante Adams to throw to. The Pack also added former Seahawks tight end and reliable pass catcher, Jimmy Graham in the offseason. Chicago can’t compete with that much firepower.
On the other side of the ball, while I don’t love Green Bay’s defense, I like the Bears offense even less. Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky, last year’s second overall draft pick, hasn’t proved he’s a legit NFL passer yet. The Packers win this one by at least a touchdown.
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