On Thursday, Nov. 26, Jay Cutler and his Chicago Bears will travel to Green Bay to play Aaron Rogers and the Packers. This is probably the oldest rivalry in the league and what better time to revisit it than Thanksgiving?
The Packers just snapped their 3-game losing streak, beating another division rival, the Minnesota Vikings, by a score of 30-13. They now sit at 7-3 and are first in NFC North.
The Chicago Bears just lost their most recent game to the Denver Broncos, who played back-up Brock Osweiler instead of Peyton Manning. The score was 17-15. That leaves the Bears at 4-6 and they are in third place in NFC North, their division.
The Green Bay Packers are led in passing by Aaron Rogers. Rogers has completed 214 out of 347 passes, collecting 2,482 yards. Rogers has 23 touchdowns on the season.
Eddie Lacy, who finally looked like himself again against the Vikings, leads the team in rushing. Lacy has carried the ball 105 times, amassing 408 yards on the year. He is currently averaging almost four yards per carry and has two touchdowns on the season.
James Jones leads the Packers in receiving. He has 592 yards on 30 catches this year. He is averaging 19.7 yards per catch and has seven touchdowns on the season.
Jay Cutler leads the Chicago Bears in passing. Cutler has 2,310 yards on the season, completing 192 out of 303 passes. He has 13 touchdowns on the season.
Matt Forte leads Chicago in rushing. Forte has picked up 548 yards on the season, carrying the ball 136 times. He is averaging four yards per carry and has two touchdowns on the season.
Alshon Jeffery leads the Bears in receiving. Jeffery has 36 catches for 515 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per catch. He has two touchdowns on the season.
In this game, I’m taking the Packers to win. They are slowly starting to look like themselves, especially with Eddie Lacy getting back on track. The Bears have had some flashes this season, but they won’t do enough to hurt this Green Bay team. If they can’t beat a back-up who had his first start on the Broncos, how in the world are they supposed to stop MVP quarterback Aaron Rogers?
Update: Bears 17, Packers 13