Week 2: Chicago Bears (Sunday Night Football)
Aaron Rodgers owns the Chicago Bears. He said so himself. While the Packers’ recent record versus the Bears is actually better on the road, where they have won 11 of their past 12, Green Bay has also dominated this rivalry at Lambeau Field.
Under new head coach Matt Eberflus, the Bears are taking a slow-rebuild approach. And apparently, phase one didn’t include getting second-year quarterback Justin Fields much help.
Think the Packers’ wide receiver corps could be a problem this year? Well, it could be much worse.
Fields’ top three receivers are Darnell Mooney, Byron Pringle, and rookie Velus Jones Jr.
No team allowed more sacks than the Bears last season, which could be a problem against a revamped Packers’ front seven.
The Bears are a long way off in the NFC North and will likely be in contention for a top-10 draft pick next year.
At home, Lambeau Field will be rocking. Joe Barry’s defense could be one of the best in the NFL this season and they could have a huge day against the Bears’ offense.
Winners of six straight at Lambeau versus Chicago, Matt LaFleur adds another home victory over Green Bay’s oldest rivals. And it could be a one-sided game.
Prediction: Green Bay 31, Chicago 10 (1-1)