Predictions: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

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Josh McCown

Josh McCown

Shawn: Two weeks ago in Washington, the Chicago Bears had 46 yards of offense in the first half with Jay Cutler at the helm. In the second half, Cutler was out with injury and Josh McCown came in to rescue the Chicago offense, turning that game into a track meet.

McCown also won’t be stunned by the lights of Lambeau Field. He quarterbacked the Bears in 2011 during a Sunday night faceoff at Lambeau.

Against the Redskins, McCown seemed to know a very simple formula for success — get the offensive playmakers the ball. The Bears have more of them than usual with the emergence of Alshon Jeffery and the addition of Martellus Bennett. The Green Bay Packers have had some issues on the back end, and though they’ve gotten by without them, they still do miss their two best pass rushers in Clay Matthews and Nick Perry.

Basically, what I am saying is that the Bears’ offense could have some success on Monday night, IF McCown isn’t overwhelmed by the start and plays half as well as he did against the Redskins.

On the other hand, even if losing Cutler isn’t the biggest loss in the world for the Bears, losing Lance Briggs might be. Without him or Henry Melton, the Bears may need to put eight regularly in the box to have any hope of slowing down the Packers’ newly vaunted running attack. If they do that, Aaron Rodgers could have a big night.

Ultimately, I think the offensive pressure is too much for the Bears to hang.

Packers 38, Bears 24

Monty: I’m really giving the Bears no chance in this game. But what the hell do I know?

I gave the Vikings a fighting chance last week and the Packers blew them the fuck out of the building. Their own building.

The Bears are down two of their best players… or at least one of them. Lance Briggs… and then Jay Cutler. But whatever you think of Jay Cutler and, yeah, he’s a fucking vagina, but he’s gotta be better than Josh McCown. Or Cade McNown. Or whatever the hell his name is.

So, the Packers should literally blow the Bears out of the building. OUR BUILDING.

So the Packers have won four in a row. They’ve dominated the Bears in recent years. They need to stay focused this week, though. This is a division game. This is the Chicago Bears.

I really don’t care who the Chicago Bears trot out onto the field. This is THE rivalry.

In the 1980s, the Packers trotted out some pretty shitty teams. Awful, even. But those collections of losers were usually competitive with the Bears nonetheless. It’s like the only time Mark Lee didn’t get burned for an 80-yard touchdown. We used to call him Toast because he always got burned. But that dude always came to play against the Bears for some reason.

And so did Charlie Fuckin’ Martin, may he rest in peace.

Are the Bears going to come to play on Monday night against the Packers? You’re fucking right they are. They’re the Bears and this is THE game.

Do they have the talent to keep up? No. Just like those Packers teams of the ’80s.

Without Briggs, Eddie Lacy is going to be the bull we all know him to be. Five yards a pop.

Brandon Marshall? Suck balls. Meet Sam Shields. Alshon Jeffery? Suck some more balls. Meet Davon House.

Tramon Williams bossed up Marshall last year and now he’s like the third or fourth cornerback. And Jay Cutler, even though he’s a total douche, isn’t throwing the ball and he’s a hell of a lot better than Josh McCown.

Pride keeps it from being a total blowout. Out of character, Packers pull away late.

Packers 35, Bears 20

About The Author

Shawn Neuser attended UWGB and lives and works in Green Bay. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being intimate with game film.

10 Comments on "Predictions: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers"

  1. Chad Lundberg

    I love Monty (even though he ripped one my articles on bleacher report. Unprofessional Monty!). But I have to disagree with him here.

    This still favors the Packers by a decent margin, but this may be one of those very rare high scoring games by the Packers and Bears. The Bears really do have a lot of offensive talent this year, and they’ve only given up 11 sacks this year. The Packers secondary may be loaded, but if the Packers (who are without Matthews and Perry) can’t get to McCown, he may have all day to throw in the pocket.

  2. cbrouch@yahoo.com

    Chad, u been watching the Pack over the past 2-3 weeks? Lattimore, Hawk, and Daniels are all creating far more pressure than expected! Of course I’d like Perry and Clay,,,but the current regime is bringing it well! Far, far more than Washington could.
    I like our chances!
    Go Pack Go!

    • Chad Lundberg

      Watching the the tape, what I see is that all of our sacks, or at least the majority of them, have been what are called “coverage sacks”. While they count, it’s not the same as actually getting penetration through the opposer’s offensive line and forcing a sack. When you can force a sack, you have a method that can work far more consistently. As much as I love GB’s secondary, we can’t keep tempting fate and keep making them do all the work. We’re going up what is one of the best receiving corps in the NFL. That front seven HAS to get penetration, because once hey can do that, you have what is on paper, pound for pound, the best defense in the NFL.

  3. Deepsky

    The greatest Packer defensive schemes under Capers have come playing against Jay Cutler. Capers makes Jay Cutler look like a silly coward. Capers will have enough time to come up with a good scheme against McCown, but I think the Packers won’t own McCown like the Packers own Cutler. As such, I see the Bears putting up some points and taking advantage of Tramon Williams and the smaller Sam Shields. I also see the Packers putting up a lot of points too in a game where there’s a good chance the Bears defense might mail it in. This will be a high scoring game with Packers winning by at least 7. Packers 41, Bears 31.

  4. pf4l

    I feel good about this game. Nothing like a Packer/Bears game. Vikings/Lions game doesn’t even come close to me, as far as intensity. I’d rather see Cutler playing, than not playing, we own him. I think McCown has a much better grasp of Trestmans offense than Jay will ever have. Seems whenever Cutler goes out, and a Bears back up QB comes in, he does better than Cutler against us. With that said, our run stopping defense, our running game, Aaron Rodgers, MNF game at Lambeau. I love this match up. 7-0….GO PACK GO!!

  5. BZ in BA

    I love the way Monty writes. Finally an honest voice in journalism that I can relate to, written in a language that not only makes sense but makes me want to finish the article (as opposed to dozing off, which is why I can’t stand any of the guys that write for Sports Fucking Illustrated except for maybe Don Banks – Peter King is the biggest ballsucking-douchebag-vagina in all of sports. I think that Forte is the only legitimate weapon that the Bears have right now, but it doesn’t matter: they are going to get crushed. 35-6 (if they get lucky!)

  6. Weather forecast calling for chilly, blustery conditions that could have a negative effect on passing accuracy. We’ll see. But I have consulted the little-known Brosky crystal ball. It says look for a big night from Myles White.

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