Even though it is early in the season, this is an important matchup.
The Chicago Bears are coming off a 30-10 win against the rebuilding Indianapolis Colts. Their defense was reading the opposing offense well, and their own offense was clicking. The introduction of Brandon Marshall into the passing attack has paid big dividends.
Already with one touchdown and 139 receiving yards, the combination of QB Jay Cutler and Marshall will help the Bears get down the field. Matt Forte also came off a great Week 1 performance, keeping good to the four-year deal he signed this offseason.
The Green Bay Packers are at the other end of the spectrum. Coming off a loss to the San Francisco 49ers at home, the Pack are looking to redeem themselves against a divisional foe. Even though the Bears looked potent in Week 1, the Pack still have the best quarterback in the league, and with all his options, they should have no problem giving the Bears’ defense a handful.
But each side has its liabilities. Greg Jennings’ groin injury could sideline him, which will reduce Rodgers’ options in the passing attack. On the other side of the ball, Urlacher’s injury may hold him back a bit, but that won’t stop him from playing at 100 percent.
If this past Sunday is any indication, the Packers won’t be able to solve Urlacher and the defense, allowing the Bears to come away with the win.
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