Packers. Bears. Monday Night. Does It Get Any Better Than This?

Logan SchellContributor ISeptember 25, 2010

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 13: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers sacks Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 13, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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     It seems like just last week the Vikings were sending down players to get Brett Favre. That Darrelle Revis was holding out of Jets camp. That the Jets head coach Rex Ryan was getting into arguments with everyone and his mother. But now its week three and there are teams that are doing great that people didn't expect to do well, and there are teams that are not even coming close to living up to their expectations. However there are two teams from the NFC North that haven't lost a game, there is also two who haven't won either, and they meet up on Monday night.

     The Green Bay Packers, who are led by there all-pro quarterback Arron Rodgers, come into Monday winning both of their games on the season. They beat the Eagles in week 1 just squeezing by the bite of the Eagles and their quarterback Mike Vick. The Packers did get this week 1 victory, however they lost their running back Ryan Grant for the season. Grant is coming off back to back 1,200 yard plus seasons, and this just add to their running problems. The Packers will go with Brandon Jackson who has looked good so far this year. During Green Bay's week 2 game they played the Buffalo Bills. The Pack beat the Bills in a very convincing way.

     The Chicago Bears, who are led by quarterback Jay Cutler are also 2-0. They beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 on a very controversial last second play. The Lion should have won but Calvin Johnson's last second catch in the end zone wasn't counted so the Bears walked away with a victory. In week 2 Chicago played The Dallas Cowboys. The Bears went on to win that game 27-20. It was a very close nail bitter. So one could say that the Bears should be 0-2 or even 1-1 but they are undefeated. Just goes to show that you don't have to be good to win games. You could just be lucky.

     So after saying all that lets get down to the game this Monday. The Packers will be traveling to Chicago to play the Bears at Soldiers Field. The Packers come in with one of the best defenses in the league led by coordinator Dom Capers. The Packers also have one of the best coaches in Mike McCarthy he was the 2007 NFL coach of the year and has taken the Packers to the playoffs 3 of his 4 years as their head coach. The Bears head coach is Lovie Smith he is a great defensive orientated coach. He led the Bears to 1 Super Bowl appearance were they got beat by the Colts. The Bears have a new offensive coordinator Mike Martz. With Martz's offense and Smith's defense the Bears will be able to compete with anyone.

     I think that when the Bears and Packers meet this Monday the Packers will win 28-16. In my opinion the Packers have a better offense than the Bears, and I think that they might even have a little bit better of a defense. That's why I think that Green Bay will go to 3-0 and take over first place in the division and the Bears will drop to 2-1.