The oldest rivalry in the NFL gets their 2013 edition underway, with the Chicago Bears visiting the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field for Monday Night Football in Week 9. Coverage of this one will begin at 8:30pm ET on ESPN.
Mon., Nov. 4th, 2013 @ 8:30pm ET
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
- Who’s Favored?
GB by 10.5 ~ 50.5 o/u @ BetOnline
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Green Bay has been one of the most impressive teams over the course of the last six weeks, winning five of six games including their last four in a row. The poor 1-2 start definitely seems behind them, and offensively they are as good as anyone in the league (Denver included).
Yes thats right, and when looking at the statistics you’d be hard-pressed to argue anything differently. We know that their passing efficiency is going to be high with Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay ranks 5th in the NFL in passing offense; that’s no surprise. But what’s a pleasant surprise for the Packers this season is the 3rd-ranked rushing attack. Putting up 141 yards per game has certainly opened up the play calling and the comfort zone that Green Bay is one offense.
Chicago sits at one game over .500 at 4-3 and off of a bye week. The status of quarterback Jay Cutler remains uncertain entering this matchup and it’s unlikely that he will play. That doesn’t help things, especially when trying to get a division win over an opponent that is playing very well at the time.
Playing on the road, turnovers will be a key statistic, especially when starting your backup quarterback. The team that makes the fewest turnover mistakes will likely be the one that ends up coming away with a big win at this point in the season.
Right now, that direction is leaning towards the Packers, unless the Bears can get some sort of a rhythm going offensively.