It’s finally here…the NFL season kickoff! The first game is a Thursday night doozy between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Divisional matchups are always hotly contested and this one will be no different as both of these squads have their eyes on the playoffs. Although it is only Week One, this game may have enormous implications by season’s end.
Green Bay will have it’s passing game rolling behind the offensive IQ of Aaron Rodgers but do not have much of a running game to keep the defense honest. The threat of the pass may open running lanes but if the Bears can contain the run without committing too many defenders to the box, this could turn into a laugher. The Bears have an average offense that plays with good balance, making them unpredictable when the coaches call a good game. Luckily for the Packers, their defense is serviceable as well giving neither team a real advantage when Chicago has the ball.
This should be a matchup of strength vs. strength. The high-powered passing attack of the Green Bay Packers against the salty defense of the Chicago Bears. Elldee Sports believes that the Chicago “D” can force the Pack into becoming one-dimensional. A team that is predictable is easier to slow. Tack that on to the fact that the Bears will be playing in front of a raucous crowd at Soldier Field and it all spells doom for Green Bay. Take the Bears at -3 and under 46 in the season opener.
Chicago -3 and Under 46
Final: Chicago 17 – GB 6