8:20 pm
September 18

Bears @ Packers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Bears (1-0)

@ Green Bay Packers (0-1)


Current odds:

Chicago Bears: (+360)

Green Bay Packers: (-480)


The spread for the game is Green Bay by 10 points.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed visible frustration when the team’s first offensive play of the season went awry. A would-be 75-yard touchdown pass slipped through the hands of rookie wide receiver Christian Watson, a harbinger of sorts for an offense that stalled during a 23-7 road loss to Minnesota in Week 1.

Green Bay (0-1) hopes another week of practice brings cohesion to the passing game as the Packers prepare to host the NFC North rival Chicago Bears on Sunday night. It should also help matters to have perceived No. 1 wide receiver Allen Lazard back following a one-week absence to heal his awkward ankle injury. As Packers coach Matt LaFleur sees it, Rodgers has taken it upon himself of getting the newest members of the receiving corps up to speed.

Chicago (1-0) is coming off a 19-10 upset of San Francisco in the season opener. Playing on a soggy Soldier Field and navigating persistent rain, the Bears benefited from a pair of Justin Fields touchdown passes as the team won in Matt Eberflus’ debut as head coach.

Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy got the right rhythm with a deluge — an estimated 4.2 inches of rain fell in the area, mostly during the 1 p.m. ET-4 p.m. ET game window — that might’ve helped slow the 49ers’ strong pass rush. Getsy might glance at the forecast for Green Bay with mixed emotions as more rain is in the forecast for Sunday night.

StreakSmarter Pick
Green Bay Packers