Green Bay at Chicago prediction, game preview, how to watch: Sunday, October 17
Green Bay at Chicago How To Watch
Date: Sunday, October 17
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago
How To Watch: FOX
Record: Green Bay (4-1), Chicago (3-2)
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Green Bay vs Chicago Game Preview
Why Green Bay Will Win
The Chicago offense still isn’t working.
Check that. The passing game isn’t working, and the running game isn’t amazing enough to make up for it.
The Bears have yet to hit 190 passing yards and they’re struggling to score when the defense isn’t helping the cause with takeaways and big stops.
Chicago has to control the clock and it has to win the turnover battle – it just isn’t getting enough yet from the already banged up Justin Fields to expect a few long scoring drives. It’s 3-0 when it comes up with a takeaway, 0-2 when it doesn’t, and Green Bay has forced two takeaways in each of the last four games.
Why Chicago Will Win
The defense has been fantastic.
It might not be Buffalo Bills good, but it’s been fantastic against everyone’s running game but Cleveland’s, and it’s able to do little breaking after bending.
The pass rush has been great, the plays in the backfield are there, and there should be just enough pressure on Aaron Rodgers to be a bother. No. 12 will have to be on with a running game that should sputter at times.
What’s Going To Happen
Can a team with the worst passing game in the NFL possibly keep up with Rodgers and an offense that’s great at scoring in the clutch?
Chicago will fight the good fight and keep this close for three quarters – and Fields will come up with at least one rushing touchdown along with a breakthrough game taking off and running – but the door will be kept open in a low-scoring fight.
Rodgers will hit the throws needed to grind out the clock late.
Green Bay vs Chicago Prediction, Line
Green Bay 20, Chicago 17
Line: Green Bay -6, o/u: 44
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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