Chicago Bears (3-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 9, 2014, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Green Bay Packers -7 -- Over/Under: 53
The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday night at Lambeau Field.
The Chicago Bears have lost four of their last five games and have had a week off in hopes of figuring things out. The one thing the Bears could improve is their defense that’s allowing 27.8 points, 372.4 yards, and has forced 20 sacks and 12 turnovers. To make matters worse, Jon Bostic, Kyle Fuller and Lance Briggs are all questions with injuries. Ryan Mundy leads the Bears with 43 tackles and Willie Young has seven sacks. Offensively, Jay Cutler is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Cutler has thrown four touchdowns and two picks in his last two games, and the Bears have lost seven straight games when he throws at least one interception. The Bears have 22 passing plays of 20 or more yards, and Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Brandon Marshall has just 83 receiving yards in his last two games. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and Matt Forte leads the way with 562 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
The Green Bay Packers have won four of their last five games and look to remain unbeaten at home. Aaron Rodgers is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 19 touchdowns and three interceptions. Rodgers, who has 11 total touchdowns in his last four games, is probable despite suffering a hamstring injury a couple of weeks ago. The Packers have 25 passing plays of 20 or more yards and are averaging more than 12 yards per catch. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb have combined for more than 1,300 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, while Davante Adams has 14 of his 24 receptions in his last three games. The Packers ground game is averaging four yards per carry and Eddie Lacy leads the way with 428 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the Green Bay Packers are allowing 23.9 points, 379.3 yards, and they’ve forced 18 sacks and 15 turnovers. A.J. Hawk leads the Packers with 60 tackles and Julius Peppers has four sacks.
The Bears are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Packers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 vs. NFC North. The Bears are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 meetings, while the favorite is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
The Chicago Bears are falling apart before our very eyes and have shown little signs of turning things around. Meanwhile, the Packers are looking ike a possible Super Bowl contender and should be back to their crushing ways with an extra week off. Give me the Packers by double digits.