Packers: 3 bold predictions for Week 2 matchup vs. Bears

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As the Green Bay Packers aim to put their disappointing season-opening performance behind them, here are three bold predictions for Week 2 against the Chicago Bears.

Under head coach Matt LaFleur, the Green Bay Packers have never lost back-to-back regular season games.

They can’t afford that impressive run to end this week against the Chicago Bears. Losing two in a row with a trip to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers up next would be a far-from-ideal way to begin the season.

But never fear, as LaFleur’s Packers are great at bouncing back from defeats, and they can do it again in Week 2.

Let’s dive into the bold predictions.

Packers hold Bears under 10 points

Green Bay’s defense didn’t live up to expectations in Week 1, but the performance was nowhere near as bad as many believe.

The front seven did generate pressure on Kirk Cousins — despite only getting one sack, the Packers’ defense had eight quarterback hits.

Meanwhile, the Bears’ offensive line had a solid game against the San Francisco 49ers, but rainy conditions had to have made a difference. This will be their first true test up against the Packers’ defense.

Green Bay’s secondary can shut down Chicago’s pass-catchers, which will help give the pass rush additional time to get to the quarterback.

The Bears improved in the second half last week, but they made a slow start. Their first-half drives went like this: punt, interception, punt, punt, punt, punt. Green Bay’s defense is good enough to create problems for Chicago’s offense.

Expect a bounce-back performance from the defense, holding the Bears under 10 points.