Packers vs. Bears [Week 14] - NFL Playoffs, Predictions, and Picks

Ernesto Cova

The oldest rivalry in NFL history will get another edition when the struggling Chicago Bears visit the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, December 12 for a can't-miss divisional game.

These two teams already met this season in Week 6, with Aaron Rodgers reminding everybody that 'he owned' his rivals en route to a convincing 24-14 win.

This time, Matt Nagy's side will look to play spoiler and spoil their nearly-perfect season by getting back at them on the road.

Packers Poised To Nab 1st Seed In The NFC?

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As of now, the Packers have the second-best record in the NFL at 9-3, trailing only the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals.

Green Bay already beat Arizona so they hold the tiebreaker against them, but the Cardinals will play another game before this Week 14 matchup while the Packers will be on a BYE Week.

The Bears, on the other hand, are one of eight teams pursuing the final Wild Card berth in the NFC but it's unlikely that they make the playoffs as they still need to play against the Vikings as well.


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Will Matt Nagy Hold On To His Job?

It's been yet another disappointing season for the Bears and their supposed-to-be-great defense.

Matt Nagy has been on the hot seat for quite some time now, and he'll have a tough call to make when it comes to his starting quarterback.

Will he continue to roll with Justin Fields to develop him for the future? Will he go with Andy Dalton in a desperate attempt to keep his job for another week?

Whatever's the case, it doesn't seem like he'll be around for too long.

Key Stats, Injuries, And Trends

Thus far, the Packers hold a 102-95-6 edge in their rivalry with the Bears, per their PR department..

Also, Aaron Rodgers is 22-5 (.815) all-time against them, the third-highest winning percentage against one team by any QB since 1950, according to ESPN.

The Packers will continue to be without David Bakhtiari for this game, while Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and Kevin King also headline the injured players' list.

For the Bears, star wideout Allen Robinson will stay on the shelf, while Justin Fields' status is still up in the air. DT Akiem Hicks is also expected to miss this game.

Picks For Packers vs. Bears

All things considered, we don't see how the Bears can steal a win on the road against the Packers.

Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones will get two full weeks to heal and prepare for this matchup, and this is a team that has been better at home than on the road.

The Bears barely beat the winless Lions at home and Matt Nagy is living on borrowed time at his team right now, so we expect the Packers to blow out their lifelong rivals and cover the 9-point spread at home.