The Green Bay Packers are heading into tonight’s game needing a win. After falling to the Dallas Cowboys at home on Sunday afternoon, they cannot afford to lose to the Chicago Bears. Chicago may not seem like a huge threat, but with the way the Packers have been playing, anything could happen.
Aaron Rodgers has been struggling in a big way this season, even more so than last year. Fans are beginning to panic and believe that he might not be the best quarterback in the NFL anymore. Whatever the reason may be for his struggles, Rodgers has to get back on track soon if the Packers want to have any chance of winning a Super Bowl.
Chicago has been extremely happy with the way that Brian Hoyer has played since taking over the starting job from Jay Cutler. He has actually outplayed Rodgers over the last few weeks and could be a threat to the struggling Green Bay defense tonight.
Eddie Lacy will miss tonight’s game with an ankle injury and could miss multiple weeks. Green Bay went out and made a rare trade to acquire Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs. It appears that Davis could end up being the starter this week, although the Packers have also promoted Don Jackson to the roster.
Green Bay will need their defense to step up this week. After allowing Ezekiel Elliott to run all over them, and Dak Prescott to put up big numbers through the air, the Packers cannot allow the Bears to get their offense going this week.
All of that being said, what bold predictions can be made for the Packers heading into tonight’s matchup against the Bears?
Aaron Rodgers Will Break Out with 350 Yards, Four Touchdowns
Even with the rough start that Aaron Rodgers has suffered through, he will prove that he is still capable of playing at an MVP-level this week. Chicago’s defense hasn’t been all that good throughout the season and that will continue this week. Green Bay’s offense will look dynamic once again with Rodgers leading the way.
Knile Davis Will Surprise in His Packers’ Debut
While Knile Davis isn’t being hyped up ahead of his debut with the Packers, he will have a bigger impact than most expect. More than likely, Davis will receive the start ahead of Don Jackson and he will make the most of the opportunity. Davis is going to surprise the fans in the debut and is one of the keys for a Green Bay win.
Green Bay Will Force at Least Three Turnovers
If the Packers are going to come through with the dominating win that they want, their defense will have to step up. They have a solid pass rush and their secondary has playmaking potential. Green Bay’s defense will step up and will force at least three turnovers throughout the course of the game.
Green Bay Will Move to 4-2 with a Dominating Performance
There is no question that the Packers are the better all-around football team. Despite the struggles that they have been going through, they will come through with a dominating performance this week. Green Bay will move to 4-2 on the season and boost their playoff chances.
Expect to see the Packers come out looking to prove that they are still a serious contender in the NFC. Rodgers and company will help the Green Bay fan base relax with a dominant win over their division rivals.
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