Green Bay Packers Odds
Much is shiny and new for the Packers under first-year coach Matt LaFleur, who kept quarterback Aaron Rodgers off the field for the entire preseason. Rodgers, 35, has owned the Bears in his career with two five-touchdown games and an overall TD-to-INT ratio of 45-10, including his heroic comeback from a 20-0 deficit in September 2018.
Where the pass rush could come from for the Packers is a big variable against the Bears’ multiple-formation offense.
Chicago Bears odds
Matt Nagy led the Bears to the division crown in his first season and Chicago climbed to one of the NFC Super Bowl favorites according to many sportsbooks.
What’s to like about these Bears? Defense, for starters. With three first-round linebackers at the heart of the group, the Bears pestered Rodgers into a 69 passer rating in the second meeting last season and held him without a touchdown.
What’s up for debate in Chicago? Whether quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is ready to drive a championship team to Miami in February. He might have a big help in the form of rookie running back David Montgomery, but balance will be vital.