Chicago Bears (4-8) vs. Green Bay Packers (9-3)
December 12, 2021 8:20 pm EDT
The Line: Green Bay Packers -12.5 / Chicago Bears +12.5; Over/Under: 43.5
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The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears clash Sunday in NFC North Sunday Night Football week 14 NFL action at Lambeau Field. The Chicago Bears need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Green Bay Packers look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games.
The Chicago Bears have lost four of their last six road games. Justin Fields is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,361 yards, 4 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Darnell Mooney and Cole Kmet have combined for 1,123 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Allen Robinson II has 30 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 125.1 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 566 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 23.9 points and 327.9 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 121 tackles, Robert Quinn has 11 sacks and Angelo Blackson has 1 interception.
The Green Bay Packers have won all five home games this season. Aaron Rodgers is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 2,878 yards, 23 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Davante Adams and Randall Cobb have combined for 1,458 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 17 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 106.7 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 564 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.2 points and 321.7 yards per game. De’Vondre Campbell leads the Green Bay Packers with 99 tackles, Rashan Gary has 6.5 sacks and Adrian Amos has 2 interceptions.
The Bears are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Packers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Bears last 11 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Packers last 9 games overall. The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Green Bay and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 meetings.
The Chicago Bears have the defense to hang around in this contest, but their offense is a major issue, and it makes them hard to trust against quality teams. The Bears are 30th in both total offense and scoring offense. The Green Bay Packers have had an extra week to prepare for this contest, and their improvement defensively makes them easier to trust in big chalk spots. The Packers also already beat the Bears on the road by 10 points, and there’s still a lot of hatred between these clubs. I don’t love laying these numbers, but I have to side with the Packers here.