Top 3 keys to victory for Packers vs. Bears in Week 1

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The Green Bay Packers will begin their season on the road as they take on their division rival Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

This will be the first matchup between the two teams in the post-Aaron Rodgers era.

If the Packers are going to extend their current eight-game win streak over the Bears, there are three areas that they must focus on.

1. Packers must contain Justin Fields to beat Bears in Week 1

Seems simple enough, right? There is plenty of speculation that Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will take a big-time leap in his third year and that could happen as soon as Week 1.

Green Bay must find a way to limit what Fields can do through the air. Fields is expected to see improved passing numbers in his third NFL season and Chicago adding DJ Moore in addition to two former Packers tight ends in Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis could prove to be beneficial to his efforts.

While there will be plenty of focus on the Bears' passing attack, it is Fields' legs that must be contained. The former Ohio State Buckeye rushed for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns on 160 rushing attempts last season. Most of Fields' rushing attempts came on designed runs as he is credited with only 69 scrambles, averaging 9.6 yards per carry in that situation.

Even though Fields is expected to improve across the board, Green Bay should be able to exploit two areas that he has struggled in so far. Fields led the league in sacks (55) and fumbles (16) last season. If the Packers' revamped defensive front can find a way to get to Fields and collect a few sacks while also forcing at least one fumble, it would go a long way towards their efforts.