Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears: Previews and Predictions

Andrew Garda@andrew_gardaFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2012

The winner of the NFC North is most likely the winner of this game.

Yes, the Packers have a game on Chicago, but a win would not only close that gap, it would split the head-to-head tiebreaker going into the final two games.

The Bears then have very winnable games against Arizona and Detroit, while the Packers face a very beatable Tennessee Titans squad and a Minnesota Vikings team which this last weekend reminded everyone it isn't a pushover.

So the team coming away from Soldier Field win could determine an awful lot.

While Green Bay just discovered it can run the ball, the Bears found out their run defense might have taken a huge step backwards by losing Brian Urlacher. Can Nick Roach and Gene Hayes make up for that loss?

Offensively, can Jay Cutler find a way to make the big plays the Bears needed and couldn't make last week? He's done it before, but the last few games those plays seem harder to come by.

Cutler will be looking down the barrel of a Packers secondary, which has really started to become very opportunistic and can generate turnovers. However, last time out, Cutler was under tremendous pressure—with Clay Matthews likely still out, can the Packers have the same success?

For all these questions and more, check out Matt Miller, Aaron Nagler and myself in the video.

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