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Packers Favored Over Bears in Week One Sunday Night Football
The NFL season is finally upon us and the rivalries will already be heating
up in week one, especially in the NFC where we will see the Super Bowl
contending Green Bay Packers taking on their rivals in the new and improved
Chicago Bears with Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler behind center. The Packers
are a 4 point home favorite with a total of 46.5. Keep in mind these week one
NFL lines have been on the board for a month or so now. This game opened -3 and
43.5 at most
Last season was disappointing to say the least for both of these NFC teams. The Bears failed to get back to their title contending form with a struggling offense and less than impressive defense which has been where they have excelled in seasons past.
The Green Bay Packers on the other hand went through a serious transition phase with up and coming quarterback Aaron Rodgers taking over for future hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre who was traded to the New York Jets after basically being pushed out of Green Bay before the season began.
The season started off pretty well for the cheese heads as they looked sharp on both offense and defense, but once Rodgers went down for the rest of the season, so did the Packers as they failed to get in the playoffs after reaching the NFC Championship game the season before.
Even though last season was a big disappointment for the Packers after having a great season the previous year with Brett Favre, this season looks like it could end with a Super Bowl title as the Packers have looked near flawless with a healthy Aaron Rodgers, a solid running game and a defense looking to prove they are still force to be reckoned with.
It is a bold prediction to say that the Green Bay Packers will be Super Bowl champs with a quarterback that still has yet to play a full NFL season, but this could quite possibly be the Packers year if they can stay healthy and fend off other NFC powerhouses like the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears.
This season will be a feeling out process for the Chicago Bears. The Bears have been known for their stingy defense and terrible offense for a long time now. They havenít had a decent quarterback or core of wide receivers since they won the Super Bowl with Jim McMahon way back in 1985 when Chicago legend Mike Ditka was still coaching the Bears.
Those days of a dismal offense and not having a solid quarterback behind center in Chicago might be over after the addition of Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler.
The breakup of the Denver Broncos this off season has been well documented from the firing of legendary head coach Mike Shanahan to trading Jay Cutler and now problems with diva wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Well that drama is over now, at least for Cutler, as the former Pro Bowler tries to revamp the Chicago offense with almost no proven targets.
No strong opinion here, but we'll lay the small number with the Packers and Mr Rodgers. Packers -4.
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