Packers Wire staff predictions: Week 6 at Chicago Bears

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The Green Bay Packers (4-1) and Chicago Bears (3-2) will meet on Sunday at Soldier Field with the lead in the NFC North on the line.

Here’s how the staff at Packers Wire believes the Week 6 showdown with the Bears will go down:

Zach Kruse (3-2): Packers 24, Bears 15

The Bears have won two straight games and can’t be overlooked, especially considering the strength of Chicago’s defense, but this is still a matchup that favors the Packers. The offensive line is slowly getting healthy, and the Packers defense should feast on a rookie quarterback running one of the NFL’s worst offenses. Unless Justin Fields can consistently create big plays or the Packers offense gives the ball away, it’s difficult envisioning the Bears scoring enough points to win the game. The guess here is that the Packers control the game along the defensive front, allowing Aaron Rodgers and the offense to chip away at the Bears defense and build a lead. It might not be pretty, but the Packers should win this one comfortably.

Jack Wepfer (3-2): Packers 30, Bears 17

Justin Fields’ first game against his present and future annual rival will make for interesting viewing. He’s a heck of an athlete with a big arm, but he’s been inconsistent in limited snaps thus far. Certainly, he’ll be able to make plays with his feet, so I’ll be curious as to how Joe Barry plans around him. He has the speed to burn overzealous defenses, and he can make tight-windowed throws. Still, he’s a rookie. I see him making a few wow plays, demonstrating his potential, but I also see too many stalled drives. For the Packers, they’ll face a tough-as-usual Bears defense, who rank inside (or close to) the top-10 in both yards per game and points per game. The Packers are getting healthier along the offensive line, however, which I believe will make life a bit easier for Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon. Oh, and the Packers have Aaron Rodgers. The Bears do not.

Brandon Carwile (3-2): Packers 27, Bears 10

I’m having a hard time picturing a close game. Chicago is limping into this week and already down two running backs. That basically puts the game in the hands of Justin Fields, who will have to out-duel Aaron Rodgers. When you pair that with shaky o-line play, I think the Bears offense will struggle. Yes, they do have a very good pass rush, but the Packers are getting healthier up front. Elgton Jenkins should return this week and if he doesn’t, Yosh Nijman has been serviceable. I think Rodgers and Davante Adams will have another big day and so will Aaron Jones. Green Bay wins this one by double digits to move to 5-1.

Joe Kipp (3-2): Packers 28, Bears 20

On paper, the Packers should win this game, especially when considering their dominance against the Bears over the last decade. Assuming he plays, I’m very intrigued to see Elgton Jenkins line up against one of the league’s best pass-rushers in Khalil Mack. Jenkins can make himself A LOT of money from this game alone on a future contract extension if he’s able to shut down Mack. On the other side, I don’t see the Bears offense giving the Packers defense too much trouble with the combination of a rookie quarterback and no David Montgomery (knee).

Brennen Rupp (1-0): Packers 21, Bears 13

The Packers should be getting Elgton Jenkins and Josh Myers back right in time to square off against the vaunted Bears’ front seven. The matchup between Davante Adams and Jaylon Johnson is going to be a blast to watch. The Green Bay secondary will be down two starters, but I think they’ll be able to create enough pressure on Justin Fields into a few mistakes. With the offensive line nearly at full strength, Aaron Rodgers and company will be able to do just enough to leave the Windy City with a narrow victory over DA Bears.

Writer

Prediction

Score

Record

Zach Kruse

Win

24-15

3-2

Jack Wepfer

Win

30-17

3-2

Brandon Carwile

Win

27-10

3-2

Joe Kipp

Win

28-20

3-2

Brennen Rupp

Win

21-13

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