Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Packers vs. Bears: Preview and Prediction

Packers vs. Bears: Preview and Prediction

And after an offseason that included the hiring of coach Matt Nagy, the drafting of a talented class led by Roquan Smith and the stunning trade for pass rushing extraordinaire Khalil Mack, these aren't the same Bears fans were treated to the past few years.

Football is back and the first Sunday of football in 31 weeks had everything, from the predictable (the Ravens blasted the Bills), to the wholly unexpected (the Bucs hung 48 points on the Saints in New Orleans), to some of the sloppiest action you'll ever want to see.

Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears turns to hand off to Benny Cunningham #30 during warm-up before a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field on August 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

That will create a tremendous mismatch in pressure up the middle for the Bears.

In the second quarter of Green Bay's Week 1 matchup against the Chicago Bears, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was carted from the Packers sideline to the locker room after suffering an apparent leg injury.

As SB Nation noted, the game is a chance for fans to see how Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will look with a newly revamped offense, with some big additions at tight end.

Packers prevent the Bears from converting on 4th down. The Packers also added Muhammad Wilkerson in free agency to provide a spark off the edge.

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Inside at linebacker, Blake Martinez is a big factor against the run but not so much as a blitzer. He returns to the field after tearing his left ACL in his left knee during last year's opener with Jaguars. And that's wide receiver Jordy Nelson's absence. G-Mo waxed and waned last season. The Bears are opening their 99th season.

The Bears are betting on the health of Allen Robinson and Kevin White, and the very high ceilings of Trey Burton, Anthony Miller and Taylor Gabriel.

The Bears appear to have a clear advantage in the running game.

The Bears complete a field goal to go up 20-0.

So what this likely will come down to - or back to - is Rodgers and Trubisky.

But with what we know right now about Sunday, I don't know how you go against Rodgers.

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