Week 15: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
|Name||Record To-Date||This Week’s Pick||Score Prediction|
|Kris Burke||9-4||Green Bay Packers||27-13|
|The Bears are in a tailspin. No Urlacher, no Tim Jennings and a wounded Jay Cutler. The Bears are a much worse defense with #54 out and the words of Brandon Marshall will fuel the fire for the Packers defense. Packers win and secure their second straight NFC North title.|
|“Jersey” Al Bracco||8-5||Green Bay Packers||24-17|
|Having beaten the Vikings and the Lions the last two weeks, the Packers are looking for the division win trifecta on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The Bears will need to create 3-4 turnovers to win this game, and you can be sure the Packers know that. Bears will keep it close, but the Packers will clinch the Division on Sunday.|
|Adam Czech||10-3||Green Bay Packers||27-13|
|Why do I feel so confident this week? I’m never confident when the Packers play the Bears. Maybe it’s all the injuries on both teams. The Packers have a track record of success despite injuries. The Bears do not. Maybe it’s the running game. The Packers are showing signs of life in this area. The Bears are sputtering a bit. Maybe it’s Jay Cutler. There will be opportunities for interceptions. I don’t know how to handle this good feeling I have during Bears week. It’s never happened before…|
|Marques Eversoll||10-3||Green Bay Packers||28-17|
|Everyone talks about Brian Urlacher being out for the Bears, but he may not be their biggest loss. Against the pass-happy Packers, Chicago will miss its Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback Tim Jennings, as well as pass-rushing defensive tackle Henry Melton. I think the Packers will be able to run the ball and score touchdowns in the red zone. I sense a touchdown either by the Packers’ defense or special teams on Sunday. The game goes to Green Bay, along with the NFC North title.|
|Thomas Hobbes||9-4||Green Bay Packers||21-14|
|Welcome to the Injury Bowl, featuring perhaps two of the most banged up football teams in the NFL right now. Both teams are capable of beating each other, but really it comes down to #1 who is healthy and #2 who can make due with the players they have. Just take a look at the names that are iffy for Sunday: Lance Briggs, Earl Bennett, Shea McClellin, Michael Bush, Henry Melton, Jay Cutler and Brian Urlacher (who is almost definitely going to be out). The Bears also just placed kicker Robbie Gould on IR. The Packers side hasn’t fared much better: Charles Woodson (already ruled out), James Starks, Jordy Nelson and CJ Wilson. Factor in a outdoor game in the cold and it’s probably going to be a low scoring game. Good news for the Packers is they’ve been dealing with injuries all season so they know what to expect.|
|Jason Perone||7-6||Green Bay Packers||28-21|
|The Packers are dinged up. The Bears are more dinged up. Chicago has more to lose in this one and will give Green Bay everything they have. Receiver Brandon Marshall has all but promised the game of his life and I do believe he will be a much bigger factor this time around. I’m not convinced Jay Cutler will be at his best due to some recent injuries, but the Bears have enough role players to move the chains. Getting Clay Matthews back will be a huge boost for the defense and keep Cutler running around in the backfield. Aaron Rodgers has most of his weapons and may benefit from timing as Chicago’s corners are both ailing a bit. It’s another win for the Green & Gold and a consecutive NFC North division championship.|
|Chad Toporski||9-4||Green Bay Packers||31-20|
|The Packers are much better equipped to handle significant injuries than the Bears are, and this game will highlight that point. Both teams will look to their ground game as a foundation for offensive success, though the tipping point will be in the passing game. Aaron Rodgers will find some holes with Urlacher gone and a depleted Bears secondary, while Cutler will have to deal with the likes of Clay Matthews off the edge.|
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12 thoughts on “Packers vs. Bears Week 15 Game Predictions from AllGBP.COM (with Podcast)”
This game will give us an idea on how our Oline will look heading down the stretch, and probably for the playoffs.Unless Barclay fails to hold down the RT spot,The line up of Newhouse, Lang, Saturday, Sitton, Barclay is what we’ll finish the year with (baring injuries). The Bears D line will be without Melton, but Peppers and the rest of the gang will be there playing hard for this game.
Even though Sitton has a sore hip, I hope to see a strong performance out of our Oline on Sunday, because, IMO, the play of the Oline will be the difference between playing in the SB or getting ousted in the playoffs.
when was the last time any of you guys picked the Packers to lose?
i get that it’s a Packer site, but sheesh.
they need the game more.
When was the last time you as a Packer fan picked them to win?
It was Week 12: split decision Giants and Packers. Funnily enough, that’s the last time they lost too.
My apologies it was 4-3 Packers. But you get my point.
Sorry cow42, the Packers want this game just as much. In the end I don’t think this game is as close as everybody thinks. The weather may be bad but we’re about to see the Packers running game isn’t a fluke the last two weeks. Wishful thinking? Perhaps but I’m excited about Dujuan Harris and I think Alex Green is starting to get it. We’re also ready to see Greg Jennings best game of the season. Pack 27-13 and it’s not that close!
Too bad Andrew Quarless isn’t there to exploit the Cover 2. It sucks not having a capable pass-catching TE healthy.
Cow: I picked them to lose against the Giants. And was right.
so did i!
and you guys sent me a Super Bowl book.
it’s a sweet-ass book, by the way.
More than welcome 😉
Btw… We would also all have the same record as the Packers if we picked them every week.
23-6 Good guys.
GBP 4 LIFE
Chicago is not the NYG. Cutler is not Rogers. Both teams “need” this game. History tells us that GB should win and under the total.
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