Packers: Five bold predictions vs. Bears in Week 15

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2. Packers shut down Bears run game

The Bears haven’t been able to find any kind of consistency on the ground this season, and that will continue on Sunday, even against a Packers defense that has struggled to stop the run.

Chicago is ranked 29th in rushing offense, averaging just 84.8 yards per game. They only have seven rushing touchdowns on the season.

The Bears did have success running the ball against the Dallas Cowboys last week, finishing with a total of 151 rushing yards and a touchdown. However, a big reason why was Mitch Trubisky running the football. He rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown. Without his rushing, the Bears put up just 88 yards on the ground.

However, quarterbacks haven’t had much success running the football against the Packers. According to NFL Fantasy, Green Bay has allowed just 103 rushing yards to quarterbacks this season, which is the second-fewest in the NFL.

Matt Nagy will need to stay committed to the run in this game, something he didn’t do when the Packers and Bears met in the season opener.

While the Packers haven’t been able to stop the run all too often this season, I expect them to have success up against the Bears’ ground game on Sunday afternoon.