Week 15: Chicago Bears
A few weeks ago, on paper this would’ve looked like an easy win for the Packers. Not anymore. The Chicago Bears are winners of three straight, while the Packers offense looks flat. This has the makings of a much closer game than many might be anticipating.
Just like the Packers accomplished in 2016, the Bears are attempting to run the table from 4-6. They are now halfway there after their victory over the Dallas Cowboys last week.
Mitch Trubisky has been much improved in recent weeks. In the past two games, Trubisky has thrown for 582 yards and six touchdowns with two interceptions. He also rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys.
However, this game is at Lambeau Field. And despite the recent rise of the Bears, the Packers are the better team. And I think they’ll raise their game for this one.
The past couple of years, just about every game between these two teams has been close. Only one of the past six meetings between the Packers and Bears has had a winning margin of over seven points, and that was in 2017.
It’ll be another close contest, but the Packers hold on for an important victory while potentially ending the Bears’ playoff hopes. You hate to see it.
Prediction: Green Bay 23, Chicago 21 (11-3)