The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears prepare for a Week 6 meeting. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and company hit the road to take on the Bears in front of a loud Chicago crowd.
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Packers vs. Bears Game Information
- When: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
- TV: FOX
- Radio: WCLO 1230 AM (Packers) / WBBM Newsradio 780 AM (Bears)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Green Bay Packers (-4.5) / Chicago Bears (+4.5)
Why Bet on the Green Bay Packers?
The Green Bay Packers did well to recover from their opening game and collected four straight wins following the loss to the New Orleans Saints. In their most recent game, they beat the Bengals 25-22 in overtime. With that, the team gets a better grasp of the NFC North top spot and gains more confidence after adding another road win to their record.
Once again, Aaron Rodgers was instrumental in the Packers’ victory. The quarterback found 344 yards on 27-of-39 passing along with 2 touchdowns and an interception. Davante Adams was his primary target, recording 206 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on 11 receptions. AJ Dillon, managed to find 49 receiving yards and a touchdown on 4 receptions.
As for the rushing play, Aaron Jones had some heat in him after the running back recorded 103 of the Packers’ 130 total rushing yards. Meanwhile, A.J. Dillon added another 30 rushing yards and 8 carries.
Defensively, Adrian Amos took point and led the squad with 8 tackles (6 solo) and an interception. De’Vondre Campbell did just as well after 8 tackles (5 solo) and the only other defensive interception of the Packers. Additionally, Krys Barnes and Preston Smith combined for 2 sacks and 4 solo tackles, while the duo of T.J. Slaton and Dean Lowry shared a sack assist. Overall, the team did well to bounce back against the Bengals in overtime after allowing their opponents to tie the game in the fourth quarter.
With a healthy squad, the Packers can go all out and put pressure on the Bears. Only right cornerback Kevin King is listed questionable in Sunday’s match following an injury he suffered against the Bengals. If he fails to make it to the starting line, we expect Shemar Jean-Charles to take over the position in the meantime.
Why Bet on the Chicago Bears?
The Bears will try to close the gap between NFC North leaders Green Bay Packers this weekend. Although they experienced several ups and downs in recent weeks, they came off a strong 20 to 9 away victory against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5.
In their most recent winning efforts, the team was held scoreless in the first quarter but found their footing in the second quarter following a 14-point run. More than that, they held the Raiders scoreless in the second and third quarters. Justin Fields had a relatively quiet game but managed to find 111 yards on 12 of 20 passing and a touchdown. Eventually, Jesper Horsted found the end zone after 2 yards and a reception. Documenting the only receiving touchdown of the unit.
Despite a close contest in total yards, the Bears made up for things on the rushing side. By the end of the game, they recorded twice as many rushing yards as the Raiders, 143-71. Khalil Herbert and Damien Williams had over 60 rushing yards each, with the latter scoring a touchdown in 16 carries.
Checking out the defense, it was Khalil Mack doing all the heavy lifting for the Bears. By the end of his shift, the outside linebacker produced 8 tackles (7 solo) and 1 sack. Alec Ogletree closely followed him with 6 solo tackles, while Roquan Smith did some damage after recording 10 tackles (5 solo). Furthermore, the two Gipsons of the team, Tashaun, and Trevis Gipson landed 1 sack each and combined for 4 solo tackles.
Like the Packers, the Bears’ roster features a healthy lineup. Only Germain Ifedi is questionable to return after suffering a knee injury. Nevertheless, it’s good to see the team in full force as they defend Soldier field and try to hold off a raging Packers squad.
Packers vs. Bears Betting Trends
- The Packers are 9-1 in their last 10 away games vs the Bears.
- The Packers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 10 games vs the Bears.
- The totals have gone under in 3 of the Packers’ last 5 away games.
- The Bears are 5-5 in their last 10 home games.
- The Bears are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 home games vs the Packers.
- The totals have gone over in 6 of the Bears’ last 10 games vs the Packers.
Packers vs. Bears Expert Betting Predictions
Seeing that the Bears scored 20 points or more in three of their last four games, there’s a good chance that they cover the spread in this contest. Head coach Matt Nagy and company need to put their best foot forward to stand a chance. Meanwhile, the Packers enter the game as the slight favorites. With a lengthy winning streak behind them and a chance to stretch it to five games, we can see the team taking the win here if they remain consistent.
As long as the Packers don’t return to their opening game form, they shouldn’t feel much of the pressure. Ultimately, we look forward to an interesting bout between the two this coming Sunday.
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