#Bears QB Justin Fields underwent tests today on the left knee he hyperextended Sunday, and sources say he should be good to go. Matt Nagy praised the toughness of Fields, who suffered the injury in the second quarter but missed just two plays in a big win over the #Raiders.
George W. Bush was president of the United States when the Chicago Bears last beat the Green Bay Packers in back-to-back games. Since Bush left office, the Packers have had winning streaks of six, four, five and four games over the Bears. Happy Bears Week everyone!
A few interesting trends ahead of the Packers - Bears game where GB is favored by 4.5 and the total is at 45. 16 of the last 21 games in Chicago have gone UNDER with an avg combined score of just 37.38 Green Bay is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 games as the favorite vs Chicago
I see a lot of Bears fans down playing the growth of this Packers defense over the last 4 weeks.That’s fine, I get it, BUT no one was more down on them then Packers fans after week 1. Our confidence should tell you something.Don’t worry now, you will be before the end of the 2nd
12 October, 2021 - 10:35pm
Sacks matter for Bears defense, Packers challenge next for Justin Fields and more: 5 takeaways
12 October, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday afternoon sees the latest installment in the NFL’s most-played rivalry game. When the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears take to Soldier Field, it will be the 203rd time the teams have met. Who will emerge victorious on Sunday? Let’s take a look at the current NFL odds, TV channel, how to live stream, as well as a Packers vs. Bears prediction in Week 6.
Looking to make some pennies on the Packers next Sunday? Think you might be able to bolster your bank account on the Bears? If you’re looking to make a little money predicting the future, it’s worth considering the past before you lay down your hard-earned cash.
Coming off the back of an overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay is a -210 favorite early in the week, according to DraftKings. The Packers have beaten the Bears in all but three of their last 20 encounters. They also hold a 101-95-6 all-time record over Chicago. With away teams going 41-39 through Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season and away favorites standing 19-10, taking the Packers this Sunday makes sense.
The -4.5 spread line is also favorable. The Packers are 4-1 against the spread in 2021, whereas the Bears are 3-2. Green Bay has covered the -4.5 spread in the last four games against the Bears. Although I don’t expect the game to be a walkover, the Bears have lost by 20 points in their two defeats this season.
All signs from this season suggest that taking under the 44.5 O/U line is the smart move in the Packers vs. Bears game. Green Bay is 2-3 against the over this year, and Chicago is 1-4. Of the 10 total games the two teams have played so far, just 4 have totaled more than the 44.5 O/U line.
In theory, there might not be a better time for the Bears to entertain the Packers at Soldier Field. Green Bay comes off the back of a hard-fought overtime win over Cincinnati, with all the physical and mental exhaustion that such a game entails. Meanwhile, Justin Fields emerged as a tough and competitive leader to complement a savage Bears defense as Chicago compounded a miserable week for the Las Vegas Raiders.
There’s no doubting that the Bears have their quarterback of the future. Meanwhile, the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay is coming to an end. Will Sunday’s matchup be the ultimate changing of the guard, with a new king of the NFC North taking the baton from the long-standing ruler?
Probably not. While Fields is clearly a step up from Andy Dalton under center in Chicago, the passing offense still ranks stone cold last in the NFL with an average of 113.2 yards per game. They’ve leaned predominantly on the ground so far this season (126.8 yards per game). However, they’ll be without the injured David Montgomery.
While Damien Williams and Khalil Herbert were successful against the Raiders, the Packers’ run defense presents a stiffer challenge. Green Bay’s run defense is allowing just 102.2 yards per game this season, ranking 11th in the NFL.
If the Bears can’t run on the Packers, I’ll take Rodgers in a passing-game duel over Fields at this point in their careers. The Packers are averaging 247.0 yards per game through the air while scoring a touchdown on 5.9% of their passing plays.
Prediction: Green Bay Packers 24, Chicago Bears 19